Howard Gillman is Professor of Political Science, History, and Law, and Associate Vice Provost for Research Advancement. He specializes in constitutionalism, the U.S. Supreme Court, and judicial politics. He has won a number of awards within political science for his research on law and courts, including the C. Herman Pritchett Award for best book and the American Judicature Society Award for best paper. He has authored or edited four books and has published articles in leading journals in political science and interdisciplinary legal studies. He is currently co-editor of the book series Cambridge Studies on the American Constitution. He has held leadership positions in professional associations in the fields of political science, legal history, and law and society, and is currently on the Executive Board of the Western Political Science Association. He has received a number of university and departmental awards for teaching excellence and dedication to students, including the USC Associates Award for Excellence in Teaching. Gillman received his Ph.D. from UCLA in 1988 and has been on the faculty at USC since 1990. Before joining the Provost's Office he was chair of the Department of Political Science.
Professor Gillman's emphasis as a faculty fellow has been on developing programs that further institutionalize USC's commitment to teaching excellence. In addition to mentoring new faculty and graduate students he hopes to explore how classroom "success stories" might be more effectively shared in ways that expand teaching innovation at USC. He has also focused on helping teaching assistants cope with difficult situations and on enriching the undergraduate experience of students in larger lecture courses (particularly GE courses).