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Marc Clauson

Marc Clauson,
Professor of History and Law

Marc Clauson


Prior to coming to Cedarville, Dr. Clauson served as Assistant Commissioner, Department of Finance and Administration, State of West Virginia; and County Administrator, Wayne County, West Virginia. His research interests include intellectual history, history of political and economic thought, church history, the history of philosophical and theological anthropology in relation to political thought, markets and social justice, and constitutionalism. He is a member of the American Political Science Association, Southern Economic Association, Values and Capitalism Forum of the American Enterprise Institute, History of Science Society, and is a Fellow with the Nehemiah Institute. Dr. Clauson is ordained in the Presbyterian Church in America.

Education and Credentials

  • Ph.D. in Intellectual History and Policy, University of the Orange Free State, RSA
  • J.D., West Virginia University College of Law
  • Th.M. in Reformation Historical Theology, Liberty University
  • M.A., in Church History (Early and Patristic), Liberty University
  • M.A. in Political Science, Marshall University
  • B.S. in Physics, Marshall University
  • Additional doctoral work in Economics, West Virginia University; and in Intellectual History, University of Kentucky


  • Running/biking
  • Reading
  • Watching trains (real ones)
  • Watching thunderstorms
  • Collecting books
  • Why Cedarville: My desire is to inculcate a Christian worldview in each discipline I teach. A Christian university such as Cedarville maximizes that opportunity.  

Contact Information

Expert Topics

  • European Intellectual History
  • Constitutional Law and Constitutionalism
  • Early American Political Thought (to 1800)
  • History of Political Thought
  • History of Economic Thought
  • Legal History
  • Policy Analysis
  • Political Economy