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Jonathan Pidluzny

Vice President of Academic Affairs

Dr. Pidluzny joined ACTA in May, 2019, as the Director of Academic Affairs. He is responsible for developing and overseeing ACTA’s academic publications, expanding ACTA’s faculty network, and maximizing the effectiveness of ACTA’s outreach by working closely with trustees, faculty, and administrators on behalf of higher education reform. Prior to joining ACTA, Dr. Pidluzny was an associate professor of political science and the political science program coordinator at Morehead State University, where he won several awards for teaching excellence. A strong advocate of shared governance and prioritizing instructional spending in higher education budgeting, he served as the elected faculty regent on the institution’s governing board from 2017 to 2019. Dr. Pidluzny received his Ph.D. in political science at Boston College and holds B.A. and M.A. degrees from the University of Alberta. He is a 2006 Claremont Institute Publius Fellow whose research focuses on the social and civic prerequisites of liberal democracy—at home and abroad. He has recently published papers and book chapters on Alexis de Tocqueville, the American Founding, and the failure of the Arab Spring.

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