Thomas K. Lindsay, Ph.D.
Distinguished Senior Fellow of Higher Education & Constitutional Studies
Thomas Lindsay, Ph.D., is the distinguished senior fellow of higher education & constitutional studies, and he’s the Foundation’s senior constitutional scholar. He has more than two decades’ experience in education management and instruction, including service as a dean, provost, and college president.
Lindsay was the director of the National Endowment for the Humanities’ (NEH) signature initiative, We the People, which supports teaching and scholarship in American history and culture. He was later named deputy chairman and chief operating officer of the NEH.
Lindsay co-authored the American government college textbook Investigating American Democracy with Gary Glenn, published by Oxford University Press. He has published numerous articles on the subject of democratic education, many of which have appeared in the world’s most prestigious academic journals, including the American Political Science Review, the Journal of Politics, and the American Journal of Political Science.
Lindsay has published articles on higher-education reform in Real Clear Policy, Los Angeles Times, National Review, Inside Higher Ed, Washington Examiner, Knight-Ridder Syndicate, Dallas Morning News, Houston Chronicle, American Spectator, Forbes, and the Austin American-Statesman, among others.
In recognition of his scholarship on democratic education, Lindsay was the 1992-93 Bradley Resident Scholar at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C.
Lindsay earned a Ph.D. and an M.A. in political science and government from the University of Chicago and a B.A. summa cum laude in political science from Northern Illinois University.
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