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Vincent Phillip Muñoz, PhD Biography

Assistant Professor of Political Science at Tufts University
Pro to the question "Should the Words “under God” Be in the US Pledge of Allegiance?"

“I pray that the Supreme Court will not be complicit in Newdow’s missionary crusade”

Mar. 24, 2004

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Assistant Professor, Political Science, Tufts University, 2005-present
  • Assistant Professor, Political Science, North Carolina State University, 2001-2005
  • Civitas Fellow of Religion & Public Life, American Enterprise Institute
  • Testified on the constitutionality of “under God” before the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Property Rights, Tuesday, June 8, 2004
  • Before oral arguments at the Supreme Court, Dr. Muñoz debated Mr. Newdow at the University of Maryland
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Claremont McKenna College, 2003-2004
  • Civitas Fellowship, the Pew Charitable Trust, 2003-2004
  • National Endowment for the Humanities, Summer Seminar Fellow, 2003
  • Summer Faculty Research Grant – North Carolina State University, 2002
  • Civitas Fellow, the Center for Public Justice, 2001
  • Lecturer in Politics and Critical Inquiry, Pomona College, 1998-2001
  • Recipient, Claremont Graduate University Dissertation Grant, 2000-2001
  • Tertio Millennio Seminar Participant, Krakow Poland, 2000
  • Recipient, ISI Salvatori Fellowship, 1999
  • Visiting Instructor, California State University, San Bernardino, 1996-1998
  • PhD, Political Science, Claremont Graduate School, 2001
  • MA, Political Science, Boston College, 1995
  • BA, Claremont McKenna College, 1993
  • Specialization areas: history of political philosophy, American political thought, constitutional law, John Locke