Published on: August 3rd, 2020

Faculty Profile: Mollie Hemingway

Mollie Zeigler Hemingway teaches investigative journalism at Hillsdale In DC. She was born in Denver and grew up in Wyoming, California, and Colorado. She currently resides in Northern Virginia with her husband and two children. Mollie earned a Bachelor of Arts in economics from the University of Colorado at Denver.

Mollie is a senior editor at the Federalist, an influential conservative online magazine. She is also the co-author of the bestselling book, Justice on Trial: The Kavanaugh Confirmation and the Future of the Supreme Court. Mollie is a contributor on Fox News, and is regularly featured on Special Report with Bret Baier and Media Buzz FNC with Howard Kurtz. Mollie was also chosen by the Center for Conservative Women as their 2019 woman of the year.

When asked why students should study journalism Hemingway said, “An informed citizenry is vitally important to the health of the republic. As the journalism profession deteriorates, good reporters with an interest in truth-telling are more important than ever.”

Mollie said that she enjoys teaching Vaclav Havel’s The Power of the Powerless, a 1978 political essay that dissects the nature of the communist regime and how such regimes turn ordinary citizens into dissidents. When Mollie is not busy holding the mainstream media accountable and giving honest assessments of politics today, she enjoys collecting vinyl records.

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About Hillsdale in D.C.

Hillsdale in D.C. is an extension of the teaching mission of Hillsdale College to Washington, D.C. Its purpose is to teach the Constitution and the principles that give it meaning. Through the study of original source documents from American history—and of older books that formed the education of America’s founders—it seeks to inspire students, teachers, citizens, and policymakers to return the America’s principles to their central place in the political life of the nation.

About Hillsdale College

Hillsdale College is an independent liberal arts college located in southern Michigan. Founded in 1844, the College has built a national reputation through its classical liberal arts core curriculum and its principled refusal to accept federal or state taxpayer subsidies, even indirectly in the form of student grants or loans. It also conducts an outreach effort promoting civil and religious liberty, including a free monthly speech digest, Imprimis, with a circulation of more than 5.7 million. For more information, visit