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Faculty and Staff Profile

Stephen Phillips

Lecturer
Department of Political Science

Office: 2033 Barre Hall

Phone: 864–656–3233

Email: scp@clemson.edu

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Personal Website: https://www.stephencphillips.com
 

Educational Background

Ph.D. Political Science
University of Florida 2021

M.A. Political Science
University of Central Florida 2014

B.A. Political Science
University of Central Florida 2012

Courses Taught

POSC 1010, American National Government
POSC 4370, American Constitutional Law: Rights and Liberties

Profile

Stephen studies American political development and his research and teaching are heavily influenced by constitutional law, history, philosophy, and public policy & administration.

Research Interests

Stephen's research agenda is driven by trying to understand the connections between political strategy and the evolving framework of American democracy. He is particularly interested in how policy entrepreneurs provoke institutional, ideational, and policy development, as well as changes in elite behavior.

Research Publications

Stephen C. Phillips, Alex P. Smith, and Peter R. Licari. 2022. “Philadelphia reconsidered:
participant curation, the Gerry Committee, and US constitutional design.” Public Choice 490(3):
407–26.

Alex P. Smith and Stephen C. Phillips. 2021. “Ways and Means: Teaching Political Strategy and
Heresthetic by Simulating the Budget Process.” Journal of Political Science Education 17(S1): 93–103.

Honors and Awards

James W. Button Memorial Award, University of Florida, 2021
H. Douglas Price Award, University of Florida, 2017


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