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American presidency scholar to present lecture Feb. 18

January 27, 2015
By cnp
Posted in Community Events

Dr. David Nichols, one of the nation?s leading scholars on the American presidency, will present a lecture at University of the Ozarks on Wednesday, Feb. 18.

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Baylor University Professor Dr. David Nichols will present a lecture at Ozarks on Feb. 15 titled, “A Constitutional Presidency?”

The lecture will begin at 4:30 p.m. in Baldor Auditorium, located in the Boreham Business Building. The event, which is presented by the University’s political science department, is free and open to the public.

Nichols, an associate professor of political science at Baylor University, will present the lecture titled, “A Constitutional Presidency?” which will examine the relationship between presidential power and the constitutional standards for judging the use of that power.

Nichols has published numerous articles on the presidency, and is the author of “The Myth of the Modern Presidency,” published in 1994. In addition to his scholarly work on the presidency, Nichols teaches graduate seminars in American politics, including constitutional law, the presidency, and separation of powers theory; politics and literature; and politics and film.

He earned his bachelor’s degree from Wake Forest University, his master’s degree from Northern Illinois, and his Ph.D. from University of Virginia.

For more information about Nichols’ visit, contact Dr. Mark Scully, assistant professor of political science, at