Dr. David Tubbs Appointed Visiting Fellow at Princeton University
Dr. David Tubbs, an associate professor of politics at The King’s College, has been named a Visiting Fellow in the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University.
Dr. David Tubbs, an associate professor of politics at The King’s College, has been named a Visiting Fellow in the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University for the 2017-18 academic year. During the fellowship, Tubbs will be on sabbatical leave from The King’s College.
“King’s wants its faculty to be effective teachers, and research is important for effective teaching,” Tubbs said. He contends that staying abreast of research is just as critical for teachers of the humanities and social sciences as it is for those who teach natural science. Tubbs plans to spend the sabbatical year finishing two scholarly articles that he has already begun and completing most of the research and writing for a new book. That book is a historical study of Supreme Court decisions that have affected African Americans.
Led by director Robert P. George, the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions is housed in Princeton University’s Department of Politics, where Tubbs earned his Ph.D. in 2001. The Program awards visiting fellowships in order to support scholars conducting research in the fields of constitutional law and political thought.
Tubbs has taught at The King’s College since August 2005 and welcomes the opportunity to research matters that have been raised in his classes on constitutional law and civil rights. During the sabbatical year, he expects to visit King’s occasionally for faculty meetings and special events.
President Gregory A. Thornbury said, “I cannot think of anyone more deserving of this prestigious fellowship than David Tubbs. His scholarship has deeply informed and motivated a generation of students at The King’s College, and I am thrilled that his depth of insight will be leveraged for wider dissemination through this opportunity afforded by Princeton University.”