Kevin Portteus
Politics, Van Andel Graduate School of Statesmanship

Kevin Portteus

Professor of Politics, Director of American Studies

Education

B.A. Political Science and Mathematics, Ashland University, 2001

M.A. Politics, University of Dallas, 2003

Ph.D. Politics, University of Dallas, 2006.

Awards, Memberships, & Fellowships

Visiting Scholar, Social Philosophy and Policy Center, 2008

Hatton W. Sumners Fellow, Hatton W. Sumners Foundation, 2005-2006

Henry Salvatori Fellow, Intercollegiate Studies Institute, 2003-2004

H.B. Earhart Fellow, The Earhart Foundation, 2002-2005

Publius Fellow, The Claremont Institute, 2001

Ashbrook Scholar, The John M. Ashbrook Center, 1997-2001

Select Publications

“Abraham Lincoln and the SJWs.” The American Spectator. 4 November, 2017.

“EpiPen Debate Sheds Light on Ruling Class.” Forbes. 13 September 2016.

“Lincoln’s Birthday Reflections.” The American Spectator. 12 February 2016.

“‘Our Ancient Faith’: The Peoria Speech.” On Principle. February 2008.

Courses Taught

POL 101: U.S. Constitution

POL 214: Modern Political Philosophy II

POL 302 / 502 / 741: American Congress

POL 303: American Presidency

POL 401 / 751: Statesmanship of Abraham Lincoln

POL 403: American Progressivism and Liberalism

POL 405 / 625: Modern American Regime

POL 405 / 623: Nationalism and Sectionalism

POL 597 / 625: Contemporary Institutions and Policy

POL 623: American Republic: Early Challenges

POL 746: Parties and Elections

Honors 254: Frederick Douglass