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Meet the Team

Current Team

Andrew Bibby



Andrew Bibby teaches classes in Political Science, Political Theory, and American Heritage. He is the recipient of major research awards, including a SSHRC Masters scholarship and the Postdoctoral Fellowship in the James Madison Program for American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton. He is the author of Montesquieu's Political Economy (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016). His writing on American Political Thought has appeared in various news and media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal. His current research focuses on the relationship between political depolarization and decentralization in the American federal system. 

Samuel Hill


CCS Ambassador

Samuel Hill graduated from UVU in 2017 with his BA in History and Political Science, with a minor in Constitutional Studies and an emphasis on American Government. He has served as a teaching assistant, research assistant, and was privileged to be one of the first class of Wood Assistants. While he parents his seven children he is preparing to attend graduate school for political theory and American government. He currently works as Ambassador in the Federalism Index Project, and as one who has seen all that the Center and the Constitutional Studies program has to offer, he is well suited to spreading the news.

Johana Linford


Federalism Research Fellow

Johana graduated in 2019 with a bachelor's degree in political science (with an American government emphasis) and a minor in constitutional studies. This was followed by a master's degree in interdisciplinary studies (with concentrations in business administration, communication, and leadership) in 2022. She has plans for further graduate work in leadership and constitutional/federalism studies. When not working or studying, she loves learning new languages (she is currently fluent in Spanish and Portuguese), serving in her church/community, practicing martial arts, dancing, exploring, reading, and spending time with friends and family.

Previous Team Members


Kendra Savage


Taylor Draney


Emily Linford


Ashton Earl


Kiana McAllister


Hannah Miller

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