The Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI) is pleased to announce that Dr. Erik Filipiak, the inaugural Theodore J. Eismeier Fellow in Political Science, has accepted a position as a visiting assistant professor of political science at the College of the Holy Cross. He will teach courses in American politics and public policy.

Dr. Erik Filipiak, AHI Inaugural Theodore J. Eismeier Fellow in Political Science

Dr. Filipiak, whose research and writing focus on the laws and processes of U.S. banking regulation, received his Ph.D. in 2011 from Cornell University, where he studied under Theodore Lowi. While completing his dissertation, he had the opportunity to research and write at Yale University from 2006-2009 under Professor David Mayhew. Before pursuing his graduate studies, Dr. Filipiak, who majored in classics and government, graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Hamilton College in 2002. While an undergraduate at Hamilton, he studied under AHI Fellows Robert Paquette, James Bradfield, and Theodore Eismeier.

Filipiak credits the AHI for the post-doctoral experience he gained as the Eismeier Fellow as instrumental in helping obtain the Holy Cross position. As Dr. Filipiak explained, “The Eismeier Fellowship afforded me the opportunity to work closely with Hamilton College students through the Publius Society, and, in so doing, organize regular events engaging undergraduates in the discussion of leading public policy issues. In addition, the AHI provided a wonderful platform through which to meet other leading scholars in the form of regular conferences and events such as the Carl B. Menges Colloquium and “The Western Natural Law Tradition” Annual Summer Conference.”