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Graham Walker, Ph.D.

Professor of Government

Educational Background:
Ph.D. in Government and International Studies, University of Notre Dame
Diplôme, Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva
B.A. in History, Houghton College

Time at PHC: 2006 to present

Dr. Graham Walker is President of Patrick Henry College. Dr. Walker formerly served as Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Oklahoma Wesleyan University (OWU) in Bartlesville, OK. He brings to his new role extensive academic and teaching credentials, a history of Christian leadership, and broad experience in university administration. In 1988, the same year he earned his Ph.D., he received the Edward S. Corwin Award from the American Political Science Association for the best dissertation in the nation in the field of public law. His first book, The Ethics of F.A. Hayek, was published in 1986. His second book, Moral Foundations of Constitutional Thought, was published in 1990 by Princeton University Press. He has also published a variety of essays and chapters in academic journals and books, along with essays in publications including The American Spectator, the Los Angeles Times and National Review Online.

His other academic positions have included an eight-year span as Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania, an Ivy League institution (1988-1996), two years as a Member and Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, a tenured, seven-year term as Associate Professor of Politics at The Catholic University of America (1996-2003), and a position as Visiting Scholar in Religion and Philosophy at the American Enterprise Institute (1998-2002).