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Doug joined the Colorado College faculty in 2018. He is the McHugh Professor of American Institutions and Leadership and a Professor of Political Science. He holds a PhD from Oxford University, a JD from Cornell Law School, an MA from the University of Pennsylvania, and a BA from Hobart College. His teaching and research focus on the courts and the judicial process, constitutional and comparative law, legal and constitutional theory, and the politics of race and gender in the United States. He is the author of Common Law Judging (University of Michigan Press, 2016) and Judges and Unjust Laws (University of Michigan Press, 2008), and the editor of Common Law Theory (Cambridge University Press, 2007). His articles have appeared in the American Journal of Comparative Law, the Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence, Polity, and other journals. He was a Fulbright Scholar at Queen Mary University of London and a MacCormick Fellow at the University of Edinburgh School of Law.
Prior to coming to Colorado College, Doug taught for fourteen years at Dickinson College, where he was a Professor of Political Science and a member of the Policy Studies faculty.