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Geoff Upton

Instructor of Democracy: Why or Why Not? and Expository Writing

Ph.D. in Political Science, University of California at Berkeley
J.D., Havard Law School

Geoff is an assistant professor of political science at Seton Hall University in New Jersey, where he is also the pre-law advisor for the College of Arts and Sciences. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science in 2017 from the University of California, Berkeley, specializing in political theory and public law; he also holds a bachelor's degree in Social Studies from Harvard College (1999) and a J.D. from Harvard Law School (2003). Prior to Seton Hall, Geoff taught political theory, law, and American politics as a lecturer and teaching assistant at UC Berkeley; he also taught legal studies as an adjunct professor at Mills College in Oakland. Before pursuing his Ph.D., he was a lawyer for two major New York law firms, a political aide and attorney for the New York City Council, and a professional journalist and editor. He also lived and worked in Berlin for one year on a Robert Bosch Foundation fellowship.