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Jason Pierce

Professor; Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

Full-Time Faculty

College of Arts and Sciences: Political Science


Email: Jason Pierce
Phone: 937-229-2601


Jason Pierce is a professor and served as chair of the Department of Political Science prior to his position as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Jason completed his Ph.D. at the University of Texas at Austin (2002) and B.A. at Southwestern University (1994). He has taught courses on judicial process, constitutional law, civil rights and liberties, comparative constitutionalism, and constitutional theory.

Courses Taught

  • Constitutional Law
  • Comparative Law
  • Civil Liberties
  • Constitutional Theory


  • Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
  • B.A., Southwestern University

Research Interests

Dr. Pierce's research interests are primarily in the comparative study of courts and constitutional rights, particularly the Australian, Canadian, and British systems. His first book, Inside the Mason Court Revolution, explores the Australian High Court's enormously controversial and politically explosive transformation that occurred in the 1990s. He is presently writing a book manuscript comparing the influence that legal academics in several common law countries have had on legitimizing legal liberalism within their respective supreme courts. Dr. Pierce also studies questions related to deliberative democracy and civic engagement, in particular how deliberative democratic processes can be improved through various rule structures.