Faculty & Staff

Dr. David Tubbs

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF POLITICS

  • Tenure at King's: Aug. 2005 to Present

    DTubbs@tkc.edu

  • Ph.D. Politics

    Princeton University

  • M.A. Politics

    Princeton University

  • B.A. Political Science

    Pennsylvania State University

"THE STUDENTS AT KING'S ARE A JOY TO TEACH, AND THEY DESERVE MUCH CREDIT FOR CONTRIBUTING TO SUCH AN INTELLECTUALLY VIBRANT ATMOSPHERE IN THE CLASSROOM."

Professor David Tubbs earned his PhD. in politics at Princeton University, concentrating in political philosophy, constitutional law, and Russian studies. He began teaching at King’s in August 2005.

In his scholarship, Professor Tubbs writes on topics in political philosophy and constitutional law and contemporary controversies in public policy. His book, Freedom’s Orphans, was published by Princeton University Press in 2007. His shorter essays and book reviews have appeared in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Academic Questions, Public Discourse, Touchstone, First Things, National Review, The American Spectator, and The New Criterion. Professor Tubbs teaches a range of courses at King’s, including Constitutional Law; Statesmanship; Civil Rights; Public Policy; International Politics; and Enlightenment & Liberal Democracy. He also regularly serves as an advisor to students working on their senior theses.

In Spring 2010, Professor Tubbs received the “Faculty of the Year Award for Academic Excellence,” given by students at the college. He has lectured in Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Hungary, Uzbekistan, and Kazakhstan. He was previously Visiting Faculty Fellow at Irkutsk State University in Irkutsk, Russia, and the W.H. Brady Visiting Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C. In spring 2014 Professor Tubbs was Visiting Associate Professor of Politics at Princeton University. In academic year 2017-18, he was the Ann & Herbert W. Vaughn Visiting Fellow in the James Madison Program at Princeton.

1. Gregory Alan Thornbury and David L. Tubbs, “Finding Faith at Folsom Prison,” published January 11, 2018, https://www.wsj.com/articles/finding-faith-at-folsom-prison-1515715399.

2.  David L. Tubbs and Jacqueline S. Smith, “Pornography, the Rule of Law, and Constitutional Mythology,” Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy 41, no. 2 (Spring 2018): 499-552, https://heinonline.org/HOL/Page?collection=journals&handle=hein.journals/hjlpp41&id=515&men_tab=srchresults.

3. David L. Tubbs, “Public Morality and the Lure of Profit,” Public Discourse, published September 21, 2015, https://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2015/09/15581/.

4. David L. Tubbs, “From Under the Rubble,” posted November 1, 2007, https://www.claremont.org/crb/article/from-under-the-rubble/.

5. David L. Tubbs, Freedom’s Orphans: Contemporary Liberalism and the Fate of American Children (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2007), https://press.princeton.edu/titles/8569.html.