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Gregg Ivers

Department of Government

  • Gregg Ivers is Professor of Government in the School of Public Affairs at American University. Professor Ivers is the author or editor of seven books, including To Build a Wall: American Jews and the Separation of Church and State, Creating Constitutional Change and Inside the Judicial Process, and numerous articles on constitutional law, civil rights and liberties, law and popular culture and other topics that meet at the intersection of law, politics and society. He is a past recipient of the School of Public Affairs Outstanding Teaching Award and Scholar-Teacher of the Year Award, and has been recognized by the Honors Program and University College for excellence in teaching and curriculum design. In 2009, Professor Ivers was appointed to teach in the University College, AU's innovative living-learning program for first-year students. Professor Ivers' latest book is called, Constitutional Law, which will be published in October 2013.

    Professor Ivers is also co-editor of the Constitutionalism and Democracy Series published by the University of Virginia Press. Professor Ivers is currently working on a book, Stompin' on Jim Crow: Jazz as a Social Movement in the Civil Rights Era. Professor Ivers is also an in-demand professional drummer who regularly plays in and around D.C.
  • Degrees

    Ph.D. Emory University
    M.A. Emory University
    B.A. University of Missouri

  • SPA - Government
  • Ward - 216

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  • Spring 2014

    • GOVT-396 Selected Topics:Non-Recurring: Jazz & Civil Rights Movement
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