Philip Dynia

Chair and Associate Professor of Political Science

Office Location
276 Monroe Hall
Mailing Address
Loyola University New Orleans 6363 St. Charles Ave. Campus Box 184 New Orleans, LA 70118
Direct Phone
(504) 865-2561
Fax Number
(504) 865-2158
E-mail Address


Ph.D., Georgetown University, 1973

Short Bio

Philip A. Dynia joined the Department in 1970. Since 1983, he has been chairperson of the Department. He received his Ph.D. from Georgetown University in 1973. His major field of interest is American politics, with a concentration in courts and constitutional law. He has published articles in journals as varied as Cinema Journal and Constitutional Commentary, and his book reviews have appeared in The American Political Science Review, The Journal of Politics, The New Orleans Review, and The Law and Politics Book Review. He authored several entries for the Encyclopedia of the U.S. Supreme Court (Salem Press, 2000), The Encyclopedia of Civil Liberties (2004), and most recently, Congressional Quarterly’s Encyclopedia of the First Amendment (Congressional Quarterly Press, 2006). He also wrote a chapter on the study of Political Science for A Student's Guide to the Liberal Arts (Rockhurst University Press, 2002). He is currently working on a study of perennial issues in American constitutional interpretation.