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Affiliated Faculty

Jeremy D. Bailey

Bailey (Associate Professor) holds the Ross M. Lence Distinguished Teaching Chair and has a dual appointment in Political Science and the Honors College. His research interests include executive power, constitutionalism, and American political thought and development.  His most recent book is James Madison and Constitutional Imperfection (forthcoming from Cambridge University Press).  His other major publications include Thomas Jefferson and Executive Power (Cambridge University Press 2007), "The New Unitary Executive and Democratic Theory," (American Political Science Review 2008), and The Contested Removal Power, 1789-2010 (University Press of Kansas 2013, coauthored with David Alvis and Flagg Taylor), which was named a 2014 “Outstanding Academic Title” by Choice. Bailey attended Rhodes College and received his Ph.D. from Boston College, where his dissertation was the 2004 co-winner of the APSA' s E. E. Schattschneider Prize for best dissertation in American politics. He joined the University of Houston in 2007, and, in 2014, he was awarded the University's Provost Core Teaching Excellence Award.

Alin Fumurescu

Fumurescu is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science. His research interests include history of ideas, Early Modernity, and political and self-representation. He received his PhD from Indiana University – Bloomington, and he is the recipient of the American Political Science Association’s Leo Strauss Award for the best doctoral dissertation in the field of political philosophy. His book, Compromise – A Political and Philosophical History (Cambridge University Press), has been nominated among Choice’s Outstanding Academic Titles, 2013:  Top 25 Books. Prior to coming to Houston, Fumurescu was a Post-Doctoral Fellow & Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and Yale’s Center for the Study of Representative Institutions, Yale University.