Edward Clayton
  • Position: Professor
  • Department: Political Science & Public Administration
  • Campus Address: Anspach Hall 313D
  • Phone: (989)774-1621
  • Email: clayt1ew@cmich.edu
  • Vitae: Curricular Vitae


  • Ph.D., Political Science, December 1998
    Dissertation: "Civic Friendship, Ancient and Modern"
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 
  • M.A., Political Science, December 1996
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 
  • B.A., Political Science, May 1989
    Honors Independent Study Thesis: "Judicial Decision-Making and Abortion", College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio

Dr. Clayton served as the PSC MA Program Director from Spring 2013 - Spring 2017 and served as the Interim Department Chair Spring 2017 semester.

He served as the Director of the Women and Gender Studies Program, 2018-2020.

Fields of Specialization

  • Greek and Roman Political Theory
  • Democratic Political Theory
  • Feminist Political Theory 

Current Research Interests

The political philosophy of Aesop's Fables and the Life of Aesop as they have been interpreted and used from Greek times to the present.