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Dorothea Wolfson, PhD, is the Director of the Master of Arts in Government and Thesis Advisor for the Government Program at Johns Hopkins University. She has been teaching in the program since 1995 and currently teaches courses in the areas of American politics, American political thought, political theory, and writing and research methods. Her 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. Before joining the Johns Hopkins program, she was a Policy Analyst at Empower America.

She holds a BA from the University of Chicago and a PhD in Government from Cornell University.

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