Joanne Tetlow

Joanne Tetlow (no photo)


History and Politics

Academic Credentials
Ph.D., political theory, minor in American politics, October 2006
The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.
Dissertation title: “The Theological Context of John Locke’s Political Thought”

J.D., Rutgers University School of Law, Camden, New Jersey, 1988

B.A., Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois, 1982; Major: political science

I was born in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philadelphia. I moved to Annapolis, Maryland after graduating from law school in 1988 and I lived here ever since.

Teaching Areas
Political Theory, Constitutional Law, Judicial Politics, American Government, American Public Policy. I also have taught international courses: Comparative Politics, International Relations,Politics of Western Europe, and Politics of Sub-Saharan Africa

Research Interests
John Locke’s political theory, law and politics, executive and legislative power, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Chase, political language, religion and politics. I am currently working on an article about Executive Power and Locke’s political theory.

(1) Locke Studies, ed. Roland Hall, “John Locke’s Covenant Theology,” vol. 9 (2009)

(2) Locke Studies, ed. Timothy Stanton, “Locke’s Political Theology and the ‘Second Treatise,’” vol. 17 (2017)

(3) “Democratic-Republicans vs. Chase: The Battle for the Federal Judiciary,” in The Politics of Impeachment (Westphalia Press: Washington, D.C., 2018)


Phone: 703-526-6918