David Frisk received his Ph.D. in political science from Claremont Graduate University in 2009 with specialties in American politics and political philosophy. He is also a graduate of Reed College with a degree in history. His publications include If Not Us, Who? William Rusher, National Review, and the Conservative Movement (ISI Books, 2012), a comprehensive biography of a significant conservative leader that was favorably reviewed in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and several other major outlets. Frisk taught American government at Concordia University in California and worked at the Claremont Institute. An alumnus of the National Journalism Center and a former award-winning newspaper reporter, he has published numerous opinion articles in the Jefferson Policy Journal of the Thomas Jefferson Institute in Virginia as well as essays for the Manhattan Institute’s City Journal California and for the Claremont Review of Books. He is one of several contributors to the 2013 edition of The Political Science Reviewer, which provides a range of scholarly commentaries on Conservatism in America: Making Sense of the American Right. During the spring semester of 2013, Frisk was awarded the AHI’s Theodore J. Eismeier Fellowship. At the AHI, Dr. Frisk will continue work on a book that explores the shared principles of traditionalist and libertarian conservatism. He is organizing and will contribute to a book of scholarly essays tentatively titled The Goldwater Campaign 50 Years Later: New Perspectives. He is also preparing an essay on the Nixon presidency for a volume on American statesmanship to be co-edited by AHI Senior Fellow Joseph Fornieri of the Rochester Institute of Technology and Kenneth Deutsch of the State University of New York at Geneseo.
Mary Grabar, Ph.D., has taught college English for over twenty years. She is the founder of the Dissident Prof Education Project, Inc., an education reform initiative that offers information and resources for students, parents, and citizens. The motto, “Resisting the Re-Education of America,” arose in part from her perspective as a very young immigrant from the former Communist Yugoslavia (Slovenia specifically). She writes extensively and is the editor of EXILED. Ms. Grabar is also a contributor to SFPPR News & Analysis.