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 of the American Politics & Policy major 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 major stand out as regularly interns 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.
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.
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.
Calvin is a senior Government major at Patrick Henry College with a track in American Politics & Policy. He enjoys studying the inner workings of the American political system, reading books about economics and philosophy, and arguing constitutional issues in moot court. He has been a member of the George Wythe Review for three years; this is his second year on the editorial board.
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 is a junior at Patrick henry College and is studying American Politics and Policy. She has worked on the George Wythe Review since her freshman year and is excited to be working as the Associate Editor this semester. Outside of school she enjoys baseball, reading, and curating niche playlists. After graduation her plan is to pursue law school.
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.
Lauren is a senior at Patrick Henry College studying American Politics and Policy. After two years on the George Wythe Review staff, Lauren joined the editorial board as the Publications Editor. She has served as an intern for the Oklahoma State House, for the Matt Morgan Texas House District 26 campaign, and for the office of U.S. Senator James Lankford. Lauren enjoys listening to audiobooks, traveling, and playing board games with her family.
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.
Anna Jankowski is a junior from Plymouth, Minnesota, majoring in Government with a track in American Politics and Policy. She currently serves as Research Editor of the George Wythe Review after spending four semesters 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.
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.