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Scott Bledsoe 

School of Public Policy

Assistant Professor


Scott Bledsoe, a 2014 graduate from Lipscomb University, earned his PhD in political science from George Mason University in Arlington, Virginia in 2022. After graduating from Lipscomb University, Scott moved to New York City, where he received an MA in comparative politics from NYU and worked as an editorial assistant at Oxford University Press. While at George Mason University, Scott served as a research assistant for the "Closing the Gap Project" at the United States Institute of Peace in conjunction with USAID, which explored the role of religious freedom in global socioeconomic development. Scott’s research interests include the role of religiosity in motivating affective polarization, religious identity in the United States, and early American political thought.

Academic Degrees

Ph.D. George Mason University; MA New York University 

Academic Department

  • College of Leadership and Public Service
  • History Politics and Philosophy