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Juan E. Dávalos

Ph.D. Candidate

Quito, Ecuador

Director of Online Learning for Marketing, 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


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.

Radio Programs

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


"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.


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