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Andrew D. Carico, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor - The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences


Ph.D., Political Science, Claremont Graduate University, 2017.

M.A., Government, Regent University, 2010.

B.S., Government, Evangel University, 2008.


Dr. Andrew D. Carico began work at William Jessup University as an adjunct professor in 2015, and he transitioned to Assistant Professor in the Public Policy Department in 2017. He earned his Ph.D. in political science from Claremont Graduate University, and his doctoral work was in the area of presidential rhetoric, with an emphasis on the constitutional rhetoric of the Obama presidency. More broadly, his research and teaching interests lie in the fields of American politics, constitutional law, and political philosophy.

While Dr. Carico enjoys teaching and conducting research on various topics, he specializes in the American presidency, American constitutionalism, American political thought, and civil discourse. He has written for The Public Discourse and Starting Points Journal, and he has presented original research at multiple academic conferences. He is also currently working on a book project analyzing the origins and meaning of the presidential oath. He hopes to inspire his students to understand the importance of political engagement and to cultivate civic virtue. Dr. Carico’s wife, Allie, is a school administrator, and they have two wonderful children.

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“E Pluribus Unum: For Our Time, For All Time,” William Jessup University Institute for Public Policy (Completed and forthcoming Spring 2019).

“An Informed Patriotism,” The Public Discourse, September 11, 2018.

“Bridling the Unbridled: The American Constitution and the Presidency of Donald Trump,” Starting Points Journal, February 20, 2017.

Dr. Carico has also presented original research at multiple political science conferences, including the annual conferences for the American Political Science Association, Western Political Science Association, and Christians in Political Science.

APSA – American Political Science Association
ASPLP – American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy

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