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Education

  • Ph.D., Political Science, Louisiana State University
  • M.A., Political Science, Louisiana State University
  • B.A., Political Science, University of New Orleans

Academic Programs

  • BA Pre-Law
  • BS Public Administration
  • Political Science Minor

Assistant Professor of Political Science

Biography

Dr. Mabry was born in Metairie, Louisiana and attended high school at the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts in Natchitoches, Louisiana.  He spent almost three years in Hurricane Katrina recovery, working first for FEMA and later for the Katrina Aid Today.  After receiving a bachelor’s degree in Political Science at the University of New Orleans, Dr. Mabry received his Masters and Doctorate in Political Science from Louisiana State University, writing a dissertation entitled, Liberty, Community, and the Free Man in Magna Carta.  He is a continuing member in the Phi Kappa Phi National Honors Society.

He teaches a broad and diverse selection of courses within the field of political science. His areas of research include Philosophy of Law, Anglo-American Constitutionalism, and History of the Common Law.  His goal is for students to engage their work at a deeper level than the textbook allows and to give them the perspective of a working researcher in the field they study through the lens of a faith-centered and Christ-centered consciousness. This means casting a skeptical eye toward secular ideologies which claim ownership of the Truth, as well as placing politics in the context of humanity’s eternal destiny and God’s final plan. “Values voting” is not enough; the Christian Political Scientist is concerned with obligation to God’s Law and Human Law while judging carefully how to walk the line as one who is “in, but not of the world.”

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Political Science
  • American Government
  • State and Local Government
  • International Politics
  • Introduction to Public Administration
  • Judicial Process
  • Constitutional Law I and II
  • American Public Policy

Conference Presentation

  • “Tocqueville’s Machiavellian Moment: Virtue, Corruption, and History in the Second Republic”
    At the Louisiana Political Science Association Annual Conference    , 2013
  • “Barabbas: The Bad Machiavellian”
    At the Gulf Coast Medieval and Renaissance Association Annual Conference, 2013
  • “The Myth of King Alfred and the Common Law: A Forensic History of Alfred’s Law”
    At the Southeastern Medieval Association Annual Conference, 2013
  • “Communia tocius terre: Community, Tenure, and Burgesses Citizenship in Magna Carta”
    At the Southeastern Medieval Association Annual Conference, 2014
  • Liberty as “Habitus”: Magna Carta and Aristotelian Ethical Thought
    At the Southern Political Science Association Annual Conference, 2015

Research Interests

  • The Political Philosophy of Eric Voegelin
  • Anglo-American Constitutional Tradition
  • History and Theory of the Common Law
  • Classical and Medieval Liberty Studies