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  • Jason_JividenJason Jividen, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor of Politics

    Aurelius Hall, Room 311

    Expertise: Political Philosophy, American Political Thought and Institutions

    A Short Biography

    Dr. Jividen is Assistant Professor of Politics in the McKenna School, where he also serves as Fellow in Civic and Constitutional Affairs for the Center for Political and Economic Thought. He earned his Ph.D. in Political Science at Northern Illinois University in 2007. Prior to joining the faculty at SVC in the Fall of 2010, Dr. Jividen served as director for the Political Science program at the University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne, Indiana. His teaching and research interests include the history of political philosophy and American political thought and institutions. He has presented numerous conference papers and delivered public lectures on topics in ancient and modern political philosophy, the principles of the American Founding, Lincoln’s political thought, and American Progressivism. Dr. Jividen is author of Claiming Lincoln: Progressivism, Equality, and the Battle for Lincoln’s Legacy in Presidential Rhetoric (DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2011), which critically examines the attempt of progressive and modern liberal U.S. presidents to appropriate the Lincoln image into their political rhetoric.