At our Core

The George Wythe Review was founded in 2009 by American Politics and Policy students at Patrick Henry College. As one of the nation’s few undergraduate publications, the GWR’s mission is to integrate faith and reason into the discourse of American domestic public policy. To achieve this mission, the GWR issues bi-yearly publications presenting students’ research on domestic policy issues. The GWR diligently works to create content that enhances discussion in the American Politics and Policy program, Patrick Henry College, and its nationwide readers alike. As a result, the student-led, award winning journal stands out for its dedication to faith and scholarship.



The George Wythe Review is the flagship program for American Politics & Policy majors at Patrick Henry College. Students in this program study key sub-fields of American Government, including American institutions and behavior, state and local government, public economics, public policy, and research methods. The faculty advisor for the program, Dr. Michael Haynes, works closely with the students to ensure the program’s success. PHC students from the program stand out as regularly interning at the White House, the U.S. House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate, the Federal Communications Commission, the Heritage Foundation, and many other prestigious institutions throughout the Washington D.C. area.

For Our Name

George Wythe, the journal’s namesake, left his mark on American history as a premier scholar, zealous patriot, and the nation’s first law professor. Many founders such as Thomas Jefferson grew under his mentorship and teaching. Though a powerful advocate of the War for Independence, Wythe was known for his humble dignity. As a framer of the Constitution, his work left a legacy that our country still honors to this day. The George Wythe Review adopted his name in commitment to create a journal that emulates Wythe’s scholarship and dedication to our country.

By Our team

Editor in Chief

The George Wythe Review‘s Editor-in-Chief is responsible for the entire operation of the publication.  The chief responsibility of the role is to provide a vision for the Review and create steps for each department to fill that vision.  In addition, the Editor-in-Chief ensures that current operations are running smoothly by being a representative of the review to outside organizations, helping facilitate various projects occurring in different departments, and managing the timeline for when the current semester’s issue will be released.

anna jankowski

Anna Jankowski is a senior from Plymouth, Minnesota, majoring in Government with a track in American Politics and Policy. She currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of the George Wythe Review after spending two semesters as Research Editor and four as an Assistant Research Editor. Her experience includes an internship at the Center of the American Experiment and serving as an Assistant Editor of Vexillum, a publication of the North American Vexillological Association. Outside of the academic sphere, she enjoys swing dancing and playing music. After college, she hopes to use what she has learned and her gifts to serve the Lord in the political world.

Associate Editor & Staff

The Associate Editor is head of both the staff editors and the development assistants. The Associate Editor and staff editors conduct the initial content editing phase of the publication process. The Associate Editor is also responsible for planning the George Wythe Review symposium, which is held once a semester after the GWR has been published. Development Assistants aid the Associate Editor with the external affairs of the journal. Their responsibilities include fundraising, planning events, and networking.

Hannah bruck

Hannah Bruck is a junior at Patrick Henry College and is studying American Politics & Policy. She has worked on the George Wythe Review since her freshman year and is grateful for the opportunity to serve as the Associate Editor. Outside of school she enjoys spending time with friends, reading, and painting. After graduation, her plan is to continue studying transnational criminal organizations and their implications for the global stage.

Publications Editor & Staff

The publications team, led by the Publications Editor, is responsible for the appearance of the journal, the social media content, and the George Wythe Review’s website. The publications team heads the copy editing process, ensuring the professionality of the journal is maintained.

nikolas frey

Nikolas is a junior at Patrick Henry College studying American Politics & Policy. Originally, Nikolas is from Cape May, NJ. In addition to serving on the GWR editorial board, Nikolas is the Director of Events for the APP Major, a Resident Assistant, and an Events Supervisor for PHC. Professionally, Nikolas has interned for Lt. Governor Winsome Earle-Sears (R-VA), the House Committee on the Judiciary, and is currently interning at the DOJ: Office of the Inspector General.

Research Editor & Staff

The Research Staff is responsible for the academic integrity of the research found in every paper selected for publication. They ensure that all citations in the George Wythe Review are legitimate and conform to APA formatting standards. 

jason chahyadi

Jason Chahyadi is a junior at Patrick Henry studying Government. He is interested in how Christian thought and political theory influence constitutional law. He plans to attend law school after PHC. Aside from constitutional interests, Jason is an avid fan of Samoyeds, Oklahoma Sooners football, and the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Faculty Advisor

Dr. Michael Haynes

Educational Background: Ph.D. in Political Science, University of Tennessee; M.A. in Political Science, Marshall University; B.S. in Business Administration (Management), West Virginia State College

Dr. Haynes joined the Patrick Henry College faculty in the fall of 2008. He has been involved in research at the Howard Baker Center for Public Policy. Before going to graduate school, Dr. Haynes acquired extensive experience in grassroots politics and in state and local government. Dr. Haynes’ concentration is in the American Government/Politics and Public Administration/Public Policy fields. His research specialty deals with the organizational and managerial structure and operation of the modern White House.

He teaches courses covering The Congress, The Presidency, Campaigns and Elections, State and Local Government, Ethics and Public Policy, Education Politics and Policy, Principles of Policy Analysis, Practicum in American Politics and Policy, and Political Science Research Methods.