Weingartner Faculty and Student Fellows


Weingartner Professor

Joel Schwartz (Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley) is the Weingartner Professor for the 2015-16 through 2017-18 academic years.  He serves as Joel SchwartzProfessor of Government and Director of the Charles Center.  He conducts research on deliberative democracy and other topics in political theory, and, working in collaboration with Clay Clemens, has established a deliberative democracy format for the Weingartner Global Initiative.  The current group of eight Weingartner Student Fellows has selected the challenge of international child labor as their topic.  They have been conducting research and focus groups on policy options, writing a detailed briefing book for deliberation participants, and organizing several public deliberations to be held in fall, 2015.


Weingartner Student Fellows                                 
Courtney Blackington - Carmel, Indiana
Rohan Desai - Singapore
Jordan Gilliard - Manassas, Virginia
Kailyn Hornbeck - Vienna, Virginia
Astraea Howard - Radford, Virginia
Emma Lowther - Virginia Beach, Virginia
Ryan Oppenheim - North Chesterfield, Virginia

Michael Silvidi - Muncie, Indiana

You can view the previous Weingartner professor and fellows here.