James Madison Society

The James Madison Society is an international community of scholars whose research contributes significantly to civic education in institutions of higher learning. Members of the Society share the belief of James Madison that only a well-instructed people can be permanently free. They also share a commitment to instill within rising generations an appreciation of the common good and the moral foundations of democratic governance. The Society provides a forum through which scholars who have demonstrated a commitment to excellence in constitutional law, political thought, and related fields can engage in intensive discussions about their research and teaching.

Board of Consulting Scholars

Hadley P. Arkes
  • Edward Ney Professor of Jurisprudence Emeritus, Amherst College
  • Director, James Wilson Institute on Natural Rights & the American Founding
  • 2002-03 James Madison Program Visiting Fellow
John M. Finnis
  • Biolchini Family Professor of Law Emeritus, University of Notre Dame
  • Professor of Law and Legal Philosophy Emeritus, University of Oxford
Mary Ann Glendon
  • Learned Hand Professor of Law Emerita, Harvard University
Leon R. Kass
  • Addie Clark Harding Professor Emeritus in the Committee on Social Thought and the College, The University of Chicago
  • Dean of the Faculty, Shalem College, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Madden-Jewett Chair Emeritus, American Enterprise Institute
Harvey C. Mansfield
  • William R. Kenan, Jr. Research Professor of Government, Harvard University
  • Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
Paul R. McHugh
  • University Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry
  • Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
  • Johns Hopkins University
Gilbert C. Meilaender
  • Senior Research Professor, Valparaiso University
David Novak
  • J. Richard and Dorothy Shiff Professor Emeritus of Religion, Philosophy, and Jewish Studies, and Fellow of St. Michael's College, University of Toronto
  • 2005-06 James Madison Program Visiting Fellow
Daniel N. Robinson ~ d. 2018
  • Fellow, Faculty of Philosophy, Adjunct Fellow, Linacre College, University of Oxford
  • Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Georgetown University
James Q. Wilson ~ d. 2012
  • Ronald Reagan Professor of Public Policy, Pepperdine University
  • Former President, American Political Science Association
  • Recipient, Presidential Medal of Freedom

Members of the James Madison Society

Theresa MacArt (Smart)
  • Assistant Professor, Politics and Public Service, Holy Cross College (Notre Dame)
  • 2018-19 James Madison Program Thomas W. Smith Postdoctoral Research Associate
Adam J. MacLeod
  • Professor of Law, St. Mary's University in San Antonio, TX
  • 2012-13 James Madison Program Visiting Fellow
Daniel J. Mahoney
  • Senior Writer, Law & Liberty
  • Professor Emeritus, Assumption University
  • 2020-21 James Madison Program Garwood Visiting Fellow
Joyce L. Malcolm
  • Professor Emerita of Law, Antonin Scalia School of Law, George Mason University
  • 2003-04 James Madison Program Visiting Fellow
Earl Maltz
  • Distinguished Professor of Law, Rutgers University School of Law, Camden
  • 2014-15 James Madison Program Garwood Visiting Fellow
Harvey C. Mansfield
  • William R. Kenan, Jr. Research Professor of Government, Harvard University
  • Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
Daniel Mark '03 *13
  • Assistant Professor of Political Science, Villanova University
  • 2015-16 James Madison Program Visiting Fellow
Anthony "AJ" Marsh
  • 2023-24 John and Daria Barry Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Ted V. McAllister ~ d. 2023
  • 2012-13 James Madison Program Visiting Fellow
Catherine M.A. McCauliff
  • Professor Emerita of Law, Seton Hall University School of Law
  • 2005-06 James Madison Program Visiting Fellow
Wilfred M. McClay
  • Victor Davis Hanson Chair in Classical History and Western Civilization, Hillsdale College
Angus McClellan
  • Legal Researcher, Abigail Adams Institute
  • 2021-2022 Garwood Postdoctoral Research Associate
Gary L. McDowell ~ d. 2021
  • Tyler Haynes Interdisciplinary Chair in Leadership Studies, Political Science, and Law, University of Richmond
Paul R. McHugh
  • University Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry
  • Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
  • Johns Hopkins University
Bronwen C. McShea
  • Visiting Assistant Professor of History, Augustine Institute Graduate School
  • Advisory Editor, Institutum Historicum Societatis Iesu
  • 2018-20 James Madison Program Associate Research Scholar
Lawrence M. Mead
  • Professor of Politics and Public Policy, New York University
  • 2001-02 James Madison Program Visiting Fellow
Gilbert C. Meilaender
  • Senior Research Professor, Valparaiso University
Ashleen Menchaca-Bagnulo
  • Associate Professor in Political Science, Texas State University
  • 2013-14 James Madison Program Thomas W. Smith Postdoctoral Research Associate
Thomas W. Merrill
  • Associate Professor of Government, School of Public Affairs, American University
  • 2011-12 James Madison Program Forbes Visiting Fellow
  • Fall 2017 James Madison Program Visiting Fellow
The Honourable Bradley W. Miller
  • Judge of the Court of Appeal for Ontario, Canada
  • 2012-13 James Madison Program Ann and Herbert W. Vaughan Visiting Fellow
Kenneth P. Miller
  • Don H. and Edessa Rose Professor of State and Local Government; Director of the Rose Institute of State and Local Government, Claremont McKenna College
  • 2011-12 James Madison Program Ann and Herbert W. Vaughan Visiting Fellow
Colleen E. Mitchell
  • Assistant Teaching Professor/Associate Director of Outreach at the Augustinian Institute, Villanova University
  • 2020-21 James Madison Program John and Daria Barry Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Mark T. Mitchell
  • Professor of Government; Dean of Academic Affairs, Patrick Henry College
  • 2008-09 James Madison Program Visiting Fellow
Alan Mittleman
  • Aaron Rabinowitz and Simon H. Rifkind Emeritus Professor of Jewish Philosophy, The Jewish Theological Seminary
  • Senior Fellow in Civic Thought and Leadership, The Jack Miller Center for Teaching America's Founding Principles and History
  • 2020-21 James Madison Program Visiting Fellow
Rosemarie Monge
  • Associate Professor, Department of Ethics and Business Law, Opus College of Business, University of St. Thomas
  • 2022-23 Visiting Fellow
Glenn A. Moots
  • Professor and Chair, Political Science and Philosophy, Director, The Forum for Citizenship and Enterprise, Northwood University
  • 2013-14 James Madison Program William E. Simon Visiting Fellow in Religion and Public Life
Lucas E. Morel
  • John K. Boardman, Jr. Professor of Politics and Head of the Politics Department, Washington and Lee University
  • 2008-09 James Madison Program Garwood Visiting Fellow
Michael P. Moreland
  • University Professor of Law and Religion; Director, Eleanor H. McCullen Center for Law, Religion and Public Policy, Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law
  • 2010-11 James Madison Program Forbes Visiting Fellow
Paul D. Moreno
  • William and Berniece Grewcock Chair in Constitution and History; Dean of Social Sciences, Hillsdale College
  • 2005-06 James Madison Program Visiting Fellow
Sarah A. Morgan Smith
  • Affiliate Scholar, Robertson School of Government, Regent University
  • 2016-17 James Madison Program Thomas W. Smith Postdoctoral Research Associate, Princeton University