Associate Professor of Political Science
Office: CLO 281
B.A. Syracuse University
M.A. University of Notre Dame
Ph.D. University of Notre Dame (2004)
Justice Kennedy’s Jurisprudence: The Full and Necessary Meaning of Liberty (University Press of Kansas, 2009)
“Citizens United: The embodiment of Justice Kennedy’s role on the Court” Brennan Center (New York University), 22 April 2010
“Graham Opinion Reflects Justice Kennedy’s Moral Foundation” History News Network (George Mason University), 28 June 2010
Prof. Colucci is currently researching a book on Lee v. Weisman (1992), where the U.S. Supreme Court found clergy-led prayer at a public school graduation to violate the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause.
Prof. Colucci teaches courses in American government, judicial politics, constitutional law, civil liberties and law and society.
He also serves as co-advisor for Pi Sigma Alpha, the political science honors society, and he is happy to advise students considering law school or graduate school.