Contributors

Travis Hadley

PhD

Travis S. Hadley is Visiting Assistant Professor in Political Science at The University of Texas at Dallas. He teaches courses in political theory, American political thought, and American, state, and local government. Dr. Hadley has published papers on Plato and Thucydides, and is currently working on two projects treating political theory and constitutionalism: John Locke’s account of executive power and the Anti-Federalists’ view of representation.

Ken Ivory

Former Utah State Representative

Kenneth R. "Ken" Ivory is an American politician and a former Republican member of the Utah House of Representatives since January 1, 2011. He has made a living as a lobbyist promoting American Lands Council and now Convention of States.  On August 20th, 2019, Ivory resigned from the Utah State Legislature to take a position with the Utah-based corporation Geomancer.

Kiana Mcallister

Student Researcher

 Kiana Mcallister is a senior at Utah Valley University, majoring in Political Science with an emphasis in Political Philosophy and Public Law and minoring in Constitutional Studies and Philosophy.  Kiana has previously been involved with the research on the CCS Federalism Index Project and is currently involved with researching and writing the “Federalism and Sovereignty in the 1787 Constitutional Convention” commentary collection on the Quill Project. 

Hannah Miller

Student Researcher

 Hannah Miller is a sophomore at Utah Valley University, majoring in Psychology with a minor in Constitutional Studies. She is interested in evolutionary psychology, different forms of government, and the United States Constitution. She is a transfer student from BYU-Hawai'i, and served as a "Schatz Senior" intern under Hawai'i Senator Brian Schatz and Honors Council President on BYU-H campus. 

Christopher Vizcardo

UVU Grad, CCS Alumni

Christopher Vizcardo is a recent graduate of Utah Valley University where he was the lead project researcher for the modeling of the Utah Constitutional Convention and 13th Amendment Debates for the Quill Platform in conjunction with UVU’s Center for Constitutional Studies. He was an intern in the Utah House of Representatives during the 2018 Legislative session.  Currently, he is an intern at the Washington, D.C. office of Senator Mike Lee. 

Douglas Walker

PhD

Douglas Walker joined the Samford University political science department in August 2019 as a Postdoctoral Fellow. He currently teaches classes in the Great Books program and political philosophy. Dr. Walker’s primary research interests lie at the intersection of federalism, American constitutional law, and political theory. 

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