Department of Political Science
405 Zulauf Hall
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115-2854
American Politics, Public Law (Judicial Politics, Constitutional Law, the U.S. Supreme Court, Law & Film, Law & Baseball), Historical Institutionalism, Qualitative Methodology
Artemus Ward is Associate 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. 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 a summer course on comparative law and courts at Oriel College, Oxford University. His current research projects include an edited volume on the U.S. Chief Justice with David J. Danelski, a judicial process textbook with Pam Corley and Wendy Martinek, and a project on the Supreme Court and judicial review with Mitch Pickerill.
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