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Juan E. Dávalos

Ph.D. Candidate

Quito, Ecuador

Assistant Director of Online Learning, Hillsdale College


B.A. Moody Bible Institute, Biblical Studies, 2008

M.A. Biola University, Philosophy of Religion and Ethics, 2011

M.A. Hillsdale College, Politics, 2017

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“The major political disagreements of today hinge primarily on different understandings of justice and what that means for the role of government.”

~ Juan E. Dávalos

Radio Programs

Citizen Talk, a weekly radio program on WRFH/Radio Free Hillsdale 101.7 FM (currently on hiatus)


Juan was born and raised in a small country town on the outskirts of Quito, Ecuador. He graduated from Liceo del Valle High School, where he specialized in the humanities and first learned to love philosophy and literature. He completed his B.A. in Biblical Studies at the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, IL, followed by an M.A. in Philosophy of Religion and Ethics at the Talbot School of Theology in Biola University, prior to coming to Hillsdale for his Ph.D.

Recent News

With Clifford Humphrey, co-founder of the website A New Civil War, which is an aggregator of news, opinions, podcasts, and videos on the prospect of a new civil war.

Selected Articles

"Rhetoric About a New Civil War Is on the Rise." With Clifford Humphrey. American Greatness, August 1, 2020.

"Pixar’s ‘Onward’ Celebrates Fatherhood And Timeless Values." The Federalist, May 8, 2020.

"The Courts Should Stay Out of Political Battles." With Brett Waite. American Greatness, August 11, 2019.

"Nationalism Is Virtuous—Hazony’s Is Not." Review of Yoram Hazony, The Virtue of Nationalism. American Greatness, September 22, 2018.

"No, The Fourteenth Amendment Does Not Authorize Birthright Citizenship." The Federalist, July 23, 2018.

"The Solar Eclipse Brought Americans Together On A Pilgrimage Of Awe." The Federalist, August 24, 2017.

"Under Trump, a government for the ‘experts,’ by the ‘experts’ no longer." With David Danford. The Hill, December 11, 2016.

"Voting Third Party Is Not Morally Superior. It’s Just Escapism." The Federalist, November 4, 2016.


"A Tale of Two Agencies: A Study of Congressional Oversight and Its Effects on EPA Actions on Coal Ash and FCC Actions on Network Neutrality from 2009 to 2019," (in progress).

Research Interests

Philosophical Understandings of Justice

Constitutional Thought

American Parties and Elections

American Political Thought

Conference Presentations

“Et Tu Brute? Art Thou A Brute?” Presented at the Association for Core Texts and Courses, Framingham, MA, April 2018.

“Political Justice According to John Locke.” Presented at the Association for Core Texts and Courses, Dallas, TX, April 2017.