Zack German is an assistant professor in the School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership, where he teaches American political thought and constitutionalism. He received an M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Notre Dame, specializing in Constitutional Studies and Political Theory. His research includes work on American political thought, constitutional interpretation, statesmanship, politics and religion, politics and culture, Christian political thought, Montesquieu, and Tocqueville. His current book project examines statesmanship in the thought of Montesquieu, the Federalists, and the Anti-Federalists, concerning the relationship between institutional design, culture, and the character of a people.
Professor German was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. He attended Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee, receiving his B.A., summa cum laude, in Political Science with an emphasis on political theory and law. He also minored in Philosophy and Religion. Professor German moved to Arizona in August 2017 to become one of the founding faculty members of the new School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership at ASU.