Frank J. Colucci

Associate Professor of Political Science


Frank Colucci


Office: CLO 207

Phone: 219/989-2488


B.A. Syracuse University

M.A. University of Notre Dame

Ph.D. University of Notre Dame (2004)

Selected Publications

Justice Kennedy’s Jurisprudence: The Full and Necessary Meaning of Liberty (University Press of Kansas, 2009)

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 “The Court’s Three Marshalls” Polity (2000) 33:127-150

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


Research Interests

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.

Teaching Interests

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.


Frank Colucci’s CV