Areas of Expertise

  • American Constitutional Law
  • American Political Thought
  • Political Philosophy

Murray Dry

Charles A. Dana Professor of Political Science, Middlebury College

Areas of Expertise

    American Constitutional LawAmerican Political ThoughtPolitical Philosophy

Murray Dry is the Charles A. Dana Professor of Political Science at Middlebury College. He is author of Same-Sex Marriage and American Constitutionalism (2017) and Civil Peace and the Quest for Truth (2004). A graduate of University of Chicago, where he co-edited The Complete Anti-Federalist (1985) with Professor Herbert Storing, he publishes widely on Federalism, American Constitutionalism, and the First Amendment.

Prof. Dry has taught courses on Political Philosophy (ancient, medieval, and modern) and the American Constitution. He has lectured publicly at Middlebury College on issues of public policy including liberal education, wiretapping, and freedom of speech, as well as on the work of political philosophers including Plato, Leo Strauss, and Baruch Spinoza. He has also held Visiting Professorships at Harvard University, Stanford Law School, and University of Pennsylvania. Prof. Dry received his A.B., M.A. and Ph.D. from University of Chicago.