Published on: October 31st, 2019

Hillsdale College Welcomes David Azerrad to Washington, D.C. Campus

Azerrad joins faculty as assistant professor and research fellow
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Washington, D.C. – Hillsdale College welcomes David Azerrad as an assistant professor of government and research fellow at its growing campus in Washington, D.C.

“David’s teaching, scholarship, public speaking, and popular writing are an exciting addition to the Hillsdale community,” said Matthew Spalding, Vice President for Washington Operations and Dean of the Van Andel Graduate School of Government. “He will greatly benefit our students, and his academic research and popular writing will contribute significantly to Hillsdale in D.C. as a leading thought resource in the nation’s capital.”

As an assistant professor and research fellow, Azerrad will teach undergraduate courses in the Washington-Hillsdale Internship Program as well as graduate courses for the recently launched Steve and Amy Van Andel Graduate School of Government. He will also continue his work on classical liberalism, the rise of identity politics and democratic socialism, and contemporary American conservatism.

“I have long admired Hillsdale College’s dedication to liberal education,” said Azerrad. “I am eager to get in the classroom, publish more, and help build the new graduate program in Washington.”

Before joining Hillsdale College, Azerrad served as director of the B. Kenneth Simon Center for Principles and Politics and was the AWC Family Foundation Fellow at the Heritage Foundation. He has previously taught at American University and the University of Dallas.

Azerrad received his doctorate in politics from the University of Dallas, a master’s degree in political science from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, and his bachelor’s degree in journalism and political science from Concordia University in his native Montreal. His writings have been published nationally and internationally in a variety of outlets, including The Claremont Review of Books, The Times (of London), National Affairs, Interpretation: A Journal of Political Philosophy, and more.

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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