» Dr. John Compton
Assistant Professor

Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences; Department of Political Science
Dr. John Compton
Office Location:
Becket Building 111
Office Hours:
MW 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., and by appointment
(714) 628-2762
William Jewell College, Bachelor of Arts
Syracuse University, Master of Arts
University of California, Los Angeles, Ph.D.

Dr. Compton joined the Chapman University faculty in 2011 after completing his Ph.D. at UCLA.  His research and teaching interests include constitutional law, American political thought, and the U.S. Congress.  Dr. Compton’s articles and book reviews have appeared in the Review of Politics, American Political Thought, and the Law and Politics Book Review.  His first book, The Evangelical Origins of the Living Constitution, was published by Harvard University Press in 2014.  In 2012, his dissertation was awarded the annual dissertation prize of the Law and Society Association.  Prior to beginning graduate study in political science, he worked as a legislative aide to a member of Congress.