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At Johns Hopkins, Dorothea Wolfson is the Program Director and a senior lecturer for the MA in Government program.

Wolfson’s research and teaching interests center on democracy and civic engagement, American political thought, and family policy. She has published articles on Alexis de Tocqueville, Thomas Jefferson, Abigail Adams, John Locke, and children’s literature. She has collaborated on a book, Our Sacred Honor, with William J. Bennett, and her essays and reviews have appeared in The Claremont Review of Books, The American Interest, and Perspectives on Political Science. Wolfson has taught at JHU since 1995. She also serves as a thesis adviser. Before joining Johns Hopkins, she was a policy analyst at Empower America.

Wolfson holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Chicago and a PhD in government from Cornell University.

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