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H. Chris Tecklenburg

H. Chris Tecklenburg
Associate Professor


Chris Tecklenburg received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Florida. He completed his B.A. in Political Science at the University of South Carolina, and his J.D. from the University of South Carolina School of Law. Prior to pursuing graduate studies, he practiced two years focusing on corporate, real estate and insurance disputes. His primary teaching areas include American Government and the Courts.

Research and Teaching Interests: American Government, American Constitutional Law, Judicial Politics.

Publications and Research:

H. Chris Tecklenburg. 2020. Congressional Constraint and Judicial Responses: Examining Judiciary Committee Court Curbing and Court Structuring Bills. New York: Palgrave MacMillan.

Katherine Bennett and H. Chris Tecklenburg. 2018. “The U.S. Supreme Court and the Death Penalty.” In Routledge Handbook on Capital Punishment. Eds. Robert M. Bohm and Gavin Lee. New York: Francis and Taylor Group.

Tennessee Board of Regents Research Grant, 2014-2015: Co-PI, $39,988: “Initiative for Crime Abatement through Research and Education.”

Hendershot, Marcus E., and H. Christian Tecklenburg. 2011. “Controlling for District Court Judges’ Preferences.” The Justice System Journal 32(1): 88-110.

Last updated: 1/26/2023