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Dr. Clayton served as the Political Science MA Program Director from Spring 2013-2017 and served as the Interim Department Chair Spring 2017 semester.  He served as the Director of the Women and Gender Studies Program, 2018-2020. He served as the Political Science Director Fall of 2022.

He teaches classes in Women and Gender Studies and Political Science. 

  • 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

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.

Fields of Specialization

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