Professor Mark Richards

Mark Richards

Professor Mark Richards
Political Science Department Chair
Department of Political Science
Grand Valley State University
1106 AuSable Hall, 1 Campus Drive
Allendale, MI 49401

University of Wisconsin (Madison, Wisconsin)
Ph.D. Political Science
M.A. Political Science

University of Oregon (Eugene, Oregon)
M.S. Political Science

University of Wisconsin Law School (Madison, Wisconsin)
One year completed

University of Wisconsin (Madison, Wisconsin)
B.S. Economics and Political Science

Fields: constitutional law, freedom of expression, judicial politics

Constitutional Law I: Federalism and Separation of Powers
Constitutional Law II: Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
Capstone: Freedom of Expression

Select Publications

Mark J. Richards. 2013. The Politics of Freedom of Expression: The Decisions of the Supreme Court of the United States. Palgrave Macmillan.

Articles and monographs
Mark J. Richards. “Freedom of Expression.” In Oxford Bibliographies in International Law. Ed. Tony Carty. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014.

Herbert M. Kritzer and Mark J. Richards. 2010. "Taking and Testing Jurisprudential Regimes Seriously." Journal of Politics 72 (April): 285-288.

Mark J. Richards, Herbert M. Kritzer and Joseph L. Smith. 2006. "Does Chevron Matter?" Law & Policy 28 (October): 444-469.

Herbert M. Kritzer and Mark J. Richards. 2005. "The Role of Law in the Supreme Court's Search and Seizure Jurisprudence." American Politics Research 33 (January): 33-55.

Herbert M. Kritzer and Mark J. Richards. 2003. "Jurisprudential Regimes and Supreme Court Decision Making: The Lemon Regime and Establishment Clause Cases." Law & Society Review 37 (December): 827-840.

Mark J. Richards and Herbert M. Kritzer. 2002. "Jurisprudential Regimes in Supreme Court Decision Making." American Political Science Review 96 (June): 305-321.

Select Awards
2006. Pew Teaching Excellence Award. Grand Valley State University.

Current Research Interests
Freedom of expression in international law, comparative law and judicial politics, environmental politics of the automotive industry

I joined GVSU's Political Science Department in 1999 after completing my Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin. I started as the department chair in summer 2006.