Public Affairs Provost Fellow 2016-2017

Dr. Kevin Pybas

The Office of the Provost is pleased to announce that Dr. Kevin Pybas, Associate Professor and Pre-Law Advisor, Department of Political Science, has been selected as the Provost Fellow for Public Affairs for 2016-2017.  As Provost Fellow for Public Affairs, Dr. Pybas will be responsible for the Public Affairs Conference in April 2017 and promoting the Public Affairs mission of the University.  The topic for the 2017 Conference will be the university-wide Public Affairs theme “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness: Perspectives on Self-Government.”  

According to Dr. Pybas, “Throughout much of our nation’s history, the success of constitutional government has been linked to the Declaration of Independence. That is, the political principles the Declaration asserts have been understood to inform the purposes of the U.S. Constitution, which provides the main framework for addressing the problems of our shared political life. The pressing public issues we face as twenty-first-century Americans are not the same challenges that confronted earlier generations. But consideration of our nation’s founding public philosophy and the documents it inspired, can help us better understand contemporary problems and possible solutions to them.”

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Kevin Pybas as the 2016-2017 Provost Fellow for Public Affairs as we explore the theme of “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness: Perspectives on Self-Government.”