Center for the American Idea

Center for the American Idea - Speakers

Donald Lutz is Professor of Political Science at the University of Houston where he has taught since 1968. His nine books, including The Origins of American Constitutionalism, and approximately forty articles and other publications deal with constitutionalism in general and American constitutionalism in particular. Focusing most heavily on the American founding era, and the colonial constitutional antecedents that lie behind this founding, his books and articles are widely used and cited by political scientists, historians, and law school professors. For the past fifteen years, Dr. Lutz has been a major contributor to the six-month-long National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institutes for secondary school teachers, and has conducted in-service programs for teachers of American History and American Government in nine states. He did his undergraduate work at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and received his Ph.D. from Indiana University in 1968.