Faculty Profile

John Hughes, PhD

Professor of Political Science

M.A., Ph.D. New School for Social Research
B.A. William Paterson College of New Jersey

Areas of Expertise:

American Constitutionalism, criminal justice, international terrorism

Courses I Teach:

  • American Constitutional Law
  • American National Politics
  • Civil Liberties
  • Criminal Justice
  • Senior Seminar: War on Terrorism, Capital Punishment

Research Interests:

American politics, constitutional law, constitutional interpretation, civil liberties, judiciary, law & society, criminal justice, also known to dabble in American political thought.

Life Off Campus:

Outside of Saint Michael's I enjoy photography and music, particularly jazz, contemporary classical - the more experimental the better.

John Hughes, professor of political science, was the main host for Joan Bertin, former executive director of the Coalition Against Censorship, during her the Saint Michael’s campus for several days in November. Bertin led a Symposium on Free Speech on campus -- a policy directed-discussion aimed at deepening understanding of the complex issues involved in the protection of free speech. John also was a guest on The Dave Gram show on the Waterbury, VT radio station WDEV on Constitution Day in September to discuss a variety of timely constitutional issues.
(posted January 2019)

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