Hillsdale College Welcomes David Azerrad to Washington, D.C. Campus

Azerrad joins faculty as assistant professor and research fellow


Washington, D.C., Oct. 30, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hillsdale College welcomes David Azerrad as an assistant professor of government and research fellow at its growing campus in Washington, D.C.

“David’s teaching, scholarship, public speaking, and popular writing are an exciting addition to the Hillsdale community,” said Matthew Spalding, Vice President for Washington Operations and Dean of the Van Andel Graduate School of Government. “He will greatly benefit our students, and his academic research and popular writing will contribute significantly to Hillsdale in D.C. as a leading thought resource in the nation’s capital.”

As an assistant professor and research fellow, Azerrad will teach undergraduate courses in the Washington-Hillsdale Internship Program as well as graduate courses for the recently launched Steve and Amy Van Andel Graduate School of Government. He will also continue his work on classical liberalism, the rise of identity politics and democratic socialism, and contemporary American conservatism.

“I have long admired Hillsdale College’s dedication to liberal education,” said Azerrad. “I am eager to get in the classroom, publish more, and help build the new graduate program in Washington.”

Before joining Hillsdale College, Azerrad served as director of the B. Kenneth Simon Center for Principles and Politics and was the AWC Family Foundation Fellow at the Heritage Foundation. He has previously taught at American University and the University of Dallas.

Azerrad received his doctorate in politics from the University of Dallas, a master’s degree in political science from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, and his bachelor’s degree in journalism and political science from Concordia University in his native Montreal. His writings have been published nationally and internationally in a variety of outlets, including The Claremont Review of Books, The Times (of London), National Affairs, Interpretation: A Journal of Political Philosophy, and more.

For more information, visit dc.hillsdale.edu or contact DCgradschool@hillsdale.edu.


About Hillsdale in D.C.
Hillsdale College’s presence in Washington, D.C., extends the College’s educational mission to the nation’s capital by teaching and promoting the principles and practice of American constitutionalism.  Hillsdale in D.C. seeks to inspire and form students, citizens, practitioners, and statesmen, who will restore America’s principles and revive self-government in the political life of the nation. 

In order to extend its formal teaching mission, Hillsdale College has launched The Van Andel Graduate School of Government, a new and unique graduate program in the nation’s capital, for the purpose of teaching political thought, American political history, and statecraft to young professionals working in Washington, D.C.

About Hillsdale College
Hillsdale College is an independent liberal arts college located in southern Michigan. Founded in 1844, the College has built a national reputation through its classical liberal arts core curriculum and its principled refusal to accept federal or state taxpayer subsidies, even indirectly in the form of student grants or loans. It also conducts an outreach effort promoting civil and religious liberty, including a free monthly speech digest, Imprimis, with a circulation of more than 4.7 million. For more information, visit hillsdale.edu




David Azerrad, assistant professor of government and research fellow at Hillsdale College's Washington, D.C. campus

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