Department of Political Science
405 Zulauf Hall
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115-2854
American Politics (American Presidential Elections, Media & Politics, Politics & Film, Politics & Popular Music), Public Law (Judicial Politics, Constitutional Law, Comparative Courts, Law & Film, Law & Baseball)
Artemus Ward is Professor of Political Science at Northern Illinois University. He received his Ph.D. from the Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs at Syracuse University in 1999 and worked as a staffer on the House Judiciary Committee in Washington, DC. His research focuses on the U.S. Supreme Court and has been featured on NBC Nightly News, Fox News, C-SPAN and in the New York Times, Associated Press, and the New Republic. He is a two-time, award-winner of the Hughes-Gossett Prize for historical excellence by the Supreme Court Historical Society. Art is currently teaching American politics, presidential elections, constitutional law, judicial politics, law & film, law & baseball, and politics & popular music. Each spring he takes students to Washingto, DC for a week-long advanced seminar on American politics and periodically offers summer courses at Oriel College, Oxford University. His current research projects include an edited volume on the U.S. Chief Justice with David J. Danelski, a book manuscript on dissents in the U.S. Supreme Court with Pam Corley, and a project on the Supreme Court and judicial minimalism with Mitch Pickerill.
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