Kevin J. Burns

2023-24 Visiting Fellow

Kevin J. Burns is associate professor of Political Science and director of the Tocqueville Forum on Liberal Democracy at Christendom College. His research focuses on American political thought and constitutionalism. He is the author of William Howard Taft’s Constitutional Progressivism (University Press of Kansas, 2021), co-editor (with Mary and David Nichols) of Readings in American Government, and co-editor (with Jordan Cash) of Congressional Deliberation: Major Debates, Speeches, and Writings, 1776-2021 (forthcoming, Hackett). His current project is a study of constitutional logic and institutional design at the American Founding. He received his Ph.D. and MA from Baylor University and his BA from the University of Dallas.