Professor of Government and Law | Director, Center for Faith, Freedom and the Constitution
Dr. Kevin Clauson has served Bryan as Vice President of Academics since June 2014. He joined the Bryan community in 2009 as Professor of Government and Director of the Bryan Center for Law and Public Policy. He works with the faculty to craft, deliver, and assess quality academic programs for students on both the Dayton traditional campus and at sites serving non-traditional students. Dr. Clauson serves on the President’s Executive Cabinet and Chairs the Academic Council.
Before coming to Bryan College Dr. Clauson was a Political Science professor at Grove City College, President of a small four-year “classical Christian” college, and head of the Government programs at Liberty University (for 19 years). He also founded and was President of The Patrick Henry Institute in Virginia (not to be confused with Patrick Henry College) and has served as an Elder in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church (whose founder, Dr. J. Gresham Machen, was asked to become the first president of Bryan College) and the Christian & Missionary Alliance. He was a candidate for public office twice and served on the full-time staff of a Presidential candidate (as State Director) in 2008.
He earned the J.D. (Law) from West Virginia University and the M.A. (Political Science), B.A. (International Affairs), and B.S. (Chemistry) from Marshall University. He was born and raised in Huntington, West Virginia. He and his wife have five children (two married) and eight grandchildren (so far) and live in Dayton, Tennessee.