Ashland University Faith and Society Lecture to Feature Mark Rozell

Ashland University Faith and Society Lecture to Feature Mark Rozell

2/25/19 ASHLAND, Ohio – On March 25, Mark Rozell will speak on the topic, “The Religion Factor in Explaining Support for Presidents and Presidential Leadership,” at 7 p.m. in Hugo Young Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the Ashland University campus. The event, which is part of AU’s Faith and Society lecture series, is free and open to the public.

Rozell is the founding dean of the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University, where he also holds the Ruth D. and John T. Hazel Chair in Public Policy. He is the author of numerous books and articles on various topics in U.S. government and politics, including the intersection of religion and politics, the presidency, interest group politics and federalism. His latest books, both co-written, are Federalism: A Very Short Introduction and The South and the Transformation of American Politics, both forthcoming this year with Oxford University Press. His lecture will be based on his latest book, titled "Religion and the American Presidency."

This will be the sixth lecture in the Faith and Society Lecture Series, which is designed to give AU students the ability to hear experts discuss critical topics of faith and its implications in contemporary society. The Hilda Bretzlaff Foundation is the sponsor for the lecture series.

Those with questions regarding the event can contact Dr. Mark Hamilton, associate professor of philosophy, at or 419.606.0197.

Ashland University, which has been ranked in the top tier of colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category, is a mid-sized, comprehensive private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Religiously affiliated with the Brethren Church, Ashland University ( deeply values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students. ###