Ward E.Y. Elliott, Ph.D.

Burnet C. Wohlford Professor Of American Political Institutions

Taught government at CMC since 1968. Former President of Coalition for Clean Air, member of smog, transportation task forces. Founder and co-director Claremont Shakespeare Clinic. Emeritus 2014.

A.B., M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University; LL.B., University of Virginia


Faculty Website


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Curriculum Vitae

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Areas of Expertise

American Constitutionalism, American Politics, Constitutional Law, Economic Incentives, Government and the Environment, Immigration Policy, Population Policy, Representation, Shakespeare Authorship, Smog Policy, Supreme Court, Voting Rights

Selected Research and Publications

Selected Awards and Affiliations

  • Distinguished Civilian Service Medal, 1973

  • Roy C. Crocker Prize for Merit, Claremont McKenna College, 1984

  • Honorary Member CMC Class of 1974

  • Presidential Award for Merit, Claremont McKenna College, 1999