Last updated on: 6/26/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

James H. Fowler, PhD Biography

Title:
Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of California, San Diego
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Is the ACLU Good for America?"
Reasoning:

“I do think a well-functioning democracy must have organizations that are committed to defending the civil liberties of all people, regardless of their status or their crimes. Without equal protection under the law, the law itself gradually becomes meaningless, giving way to abuse of government power or the angry rule of the mob.”

Email to ProCon.org, Oct. 26, 2007

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with PhDs and JDs or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the ACLU. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to the ACLU.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Associate Professor of Political Science, University of California, San Diego, 2006-present
  • Associate Professor of Political Science, University of California, Davis, 2006
  • Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of California, Davis, 2003-2006
  • Recipient, Time-Sharing Experiments in the Social Sciences Third Special Competition, 2005
  • Recipient, Bok Center Teaching Award, Harvard University, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
  • Harvard University Nebel Fellow, 1999-2000
  • Harvard University Buttenweiser Fellow, 1998
  • Yale University Fellow, 1995-1997
  • Editorial Board Member, Political Analysis
  • Advisory Board Member, Political Behavior: Cognition, Psychology, & Behavior
  • Teacher, English conversation, Latacunga, Ecuador, United States Peace Corps, 1993-1994
  • Health Promotion Educator, Latacunga, Ecuador, United States Peace Corps, 1992-1994
  • John Harvard Scholar, 1990-1991
Education:
  • PhD, Government, Harvard University, 2003
  • MA, Government, Harvard University, 2001
  • MA, International Relations, Yale University, 1997
  • BA, cum laude, Harvard University, 1992
Other:
  • None found