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Christopher Brough

Assistant Professor

Full-Time Faculty

College of Arts and Sciences: Political Science


Email: Christopher Brough
Phone: 937-229-3626


  • Ph.D., Northern Illinois University, 2018
  • M.A., Northern Illinois University, 2014
  • B.A., University of Dayton, 2012


Christopher Brough received his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Dayton. He then received his M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from Northern Illinois University where his first field was American Government with a specialization in Public Law and Courts. His second field was Political Theory.

Brough’s current research focuses on the effects of Supreme Court decision making on the other branches of government, specifically the interaction between the Court, Congress and the executive branch in separation of powers disputes. Brough’s teaching interests are in courses related to judicial politics, constitutional law and American political institutions.

Courses taught

  • American Political Institutions
  • American Judicial Process
  • Constitutional Law
  • The United States Supreme Court
  • Law, Courts and Behavior (SSC 200)

Selected publications

Brough, Christopher. 2020. “Law: The Continuing Significance of the Legislative Veto.” Presidential Studies Quarterly. 50(2): 451-469.

Wu, Wei-Ning, Li-Yin Liu and Christopher Brough. 2019. “No Time for Composting: Subjective Time Pressure as a Barrier to Citizen Engagement in Curbside Composting.” Waste Management. 91: 99-107.

Pickerill, J. Mitchell and Christopher Brough. 2018. “Law and Politics in Judicial and Supreme Court Decision Making.” The Routledge Handbook of Judicial Behavior. Ed. by Robert M. Howard and Kirk A. Randazzo. Routledge Press.

Ward, Artemus; Christopher Brough and Robert Arnold. 2015. Historical Dictionary of the U.S. Supreme Court. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.