Ashbrook Scholars have the benefit of studying with the Ashland University Department of History and Political Science, which has earned a reputation as one of the best in the nation because of what is taught (that is, a curriculum emphasizing Western Civilization and the American Founding), how it is taught (conversationally with great books and original documents), and who is teaching.

Jeffrey Sikkenga

Executive Director of the Ashbrook Center, Professor of Political Science

Courses Offered: Democracy in America, Constitutional Powers, Constitutional Rights, Machiavelli, Politics and Religion, Human Being and Citizen

Christopher Burkett

Director of the Ashbrook Scholar Program, Associate Professor of Political Science

Courses Offered: Understanding Politics, Democracy in America, Early American Political Thought, Late American Political Thought, The American Founding