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Vincent Phillip Muñoz, PhD Biography

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

“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
Education:
  • PhD, Political Science, Claremont Graduate School, 2001
  • MA, Political Science, Boston College, 1995
  • BA, Claremont McKenna College, 1993
Other:
  • Specialization areas: history of political philosophy, American political thought, constitutional law, John Locke
Quoted in:
  1. Should the Pledge of Allegiance Be Removed from the Jurisdiction of Federal Courts?