Matthew Bosworth, PhD

Matthew H. Bosworth, Professor of Political Science, came to Winona State in 1997.  Originally hailing from Stillwater, OK, he graduated with a B. A. from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD in 1991. He then received an M. A. (1992)  and Ph.D. in political science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1997.  

He is the author of "Courts as Catalysts: State Supreme Courts and Public School Finance Equity" (SUNY Press, 2001) and “’An Innate Sense of Fairness’: State Responses to the U.S. Supreme Court’s Sovereign Immunity Decisions” (Publius 36 (3) Summer 2006).   

Most of his courses at WSU examine the intersection between law and politics, including Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, Judicial Process and Politics, Constitutional Politics, and the First Amendment.  He is currently working on a study of state legislatures and their responses to court rulings declaring their laws unconstitutional.  

Curriculum Vitae (Updated September 2012)