Ralph A. Rossum is the Director of the Rose Institute of State and Local Government and the Henry Salvatori Professor of American Constitutionalism at Claremont McKenna College; he is also a member of the faculty of Claremont Graduate University. He earned his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago and is the author or co-author of nine books (including American Constitutional Law, a two-volume work now in the seventh edition and, most recently, Antonin Scalia's Jurisprudence: "Text and Tradition") and over 65 book chapters or articles in law reviews and professional journals.
Listed in Who's Who in America, Mr. Rossum has served as Associate Dean of the Graduate School at Loyola University of Chicago, as Vice President and Dean of the Faculty at Claremont McKenna College, as a member of the Board of Trustees of The Episcopal Theological Seminary of Claremont, and as President of Hampden-Sydney College. He is currently chairman of the Council of Scholars and a member of the Board of Trustees of the American Academy of Liberal Education.
Mr. Rossum has an extensive record of public service. He was a member of the Police Reserve in Memphis, Tennessee. He served as Deputy Director for Data Analysis of the Bureau of Justice Statistics in the U.S. Department of Justice. He has also served as a member of the Advisory Board of the National Institute of Corrections in the U.S. Department of Justice and as a member of the National Board of the Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education (FIPSE) in the U.S. Department of Education.
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