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Dr. Thomas C. Ellington teaches political theory and American politics. His research focuses on the impact official secrecy has on democracy. He is currently working on a manuscript titled "Democracy Dies Behind Closed Doors: Official Secrecy, Citizens and the State." He is also a member of the Macon City Council, to which he was elected in 2007.
In the summer of 2007, he was a visiting professor at Sookmyung Women's University in Seoul, Republic of Korea, where he taught American politics and foreign policy. With Dr. Karen E. Huber and Dean Vivia Fowler, he taught an interdisciplinary course on classical Greece, culminating in a trip to Greece in spring 2009.
Dr. Ellington received his Ph.D. in government and politics from the University of Maryland, where he studied under Benjamin R. Barber. He also holds an M.A. from Maryland. He did his undergraduate work at the University of Alabama, where he earned a B.A. in political science and journalism and an M.A. in political science.
- POL 205: American Politics
- POL 235: Modern Political Ideologies
- POL 300: Foundations of Political Thought
- POL 320: American Constitutional Development
- POL 324: Southern Politics
- POL 330: State and Local Politics and Policy
- POL 332: Research Methodology
- POL 351: Nuclear Weapons
- POL 356: Political Organization and Activism