Howard Sanborn, Ph.D.

Howard Sanborn is Associate Professor of International Studies and Political Science at the Virginia Military Institute and served, from 2012-2014, as Director of the VMI ePortfolio Project. His research focuses on popular support for democratic institutions, the role of education in cultivating liberal values, and reflective pedagogy with eportfolios and their use in teaching about Asia.

sanbornHis work has been featured in peer-reviewed publications, such as the British Journal of Political Science, Political Research Quarterly, European Political Science Review, and Political Behavior.  He has also written pieces for media outlets, like The Hill, Washington Post’s Monkey Cage, and the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Sanborn is the 2012 winner of the Thomas Jefferson Teaching Award and the 2014 Jackson-Hope Prize for Excellence in Published Scholarly Work. He received his B.A. in Politics from Washington and Lee University in 2001 and both an M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Iowa in 2009.