Gladden Pappin is a Professor of Political Science at Dallas University, Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science, Visiting Lecturer and Visiting Fellow at MCC, Co-Founder and Associate Editor of American Affairs, and Senior Advisor and Research Fellow at the de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture at the University of Notre Dame. His research interests include contemporary politics in the United States and Europe, as well as the intellectual history of modern liberalism and its relationship to ecclesiastical institutions. Born in St. Louis, Missouri. He is a sixth generation member of the Osage Indian tribe and has been a Magisterial Knight of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta since 2017. He holds a BA (2004) and MA (2012) in History and a PhD (2012) from Harvard University, where he was awarded The Thomas Temple Hoopes Prize for his BA thesis.