(Posted October 1, 2007)

HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- Jack Barlow, Charles A. Dana Professor of Politics at Juniata College, has been named the Garwood Visiting Fellow in the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University. Barlow will spend the 2007-2008 academic year on sabbatical, pursuing research into Gouverneur Morris, the Pennsylvania colonial politician who wrote large portions of the Constitution of the United States. Barlow joined the Juniata faculty in as an assistant professor in 1991 after a long stint at the Commission on the Bicentennial of the U.S. Constitution where, as associate director for higher education programs and staff historian, he worked closely with the late Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, Warren Burger. Barlow earned his doctoral degree in government from the Claremont Graduate School in 1984. He also earned a master\'s degree in 1981 from Claremont. He earned a bachelor\'s degree in political science from Carleton College in 1976. Barlow received the college\'s Junior Faculty Award for Excellence in teaching in 1995. Barlow also was named a Fulbright Lecturer at the Brno University of Technology and Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic during the 1998-1999 academic year. He has taught a variety of politics courses, including courses on constitutional law, American political thought, the U.S. Constitution and international law. He has been the college\'s prelaw adviser since 1991. His academic interests center on political philosophy and he is currently working on an annotated volume of the writings of colonial patriot Gouverneur Morris. He also has published a number of academic articles in various journals, including papers on Roman statesman Marcus Tullius Cicero.

Contact April Feagley at feaglea@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3131 for more information.