Justin B. Dyer

Justin Dyer is professor of political science and director of the Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy. He completed his M.A. and Ph.D. in Government at the University of Texas at Austin. His research and teaching interests span the fields of American political development, political philosophy, and constitutional law, with a particular interest in the perennial philosophy of natural law. His most recent book, co-authored with Greg Casey, is A Guide to the Missouri Constitution, published by W.W. Norton & Co. in February 2017. He is also the author, with Micah Watson, of C.S. Lewis on Politics and the Natural Law (2016); Slavery, Abortion, and the Politics of Constitutional Meaning (2013); and Natural Law and the Antislavery Constitutional Tradition (2012). He also recently co-edited the two-volume American Constitutional Law casebook, with Donald Kommers, Gary Jacobsohn, George Thomas, and John Finn. He regularly teaches undergraduate courses on political theory and the U.S. Constitution and graduate seminars on public law.