About Chris Elmore

About Chris Elmore

Bio:  Chris Elmore is a former professional educator with over 20 years experience of teaching at both the secondary and university levels.  I am currently pursuing a career as a freelance writer, focusing on politics, history, philosophy, education, and contemporary culture.

I have an M.A. in Political Science and Government from the University of Kansas, and a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame with a double major in Political Science and History. I completed all coursework and comprehensive examinations, except for the dissertation for a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Kansas


-A.B.D. in Political Science from the University of Kansas, 1997
-M.A. in Political Science from KU in 1995, Summa Cum Laude
-B.A. in Political Science and History from the University of Notre Dame in 1993, Magna Cum Laude
-Valedictorian at Rockhurst High School, 1989


Chris ElmoreHonors and Awards:

-Distinguished Teacher Recognition for US Presidential Scholars (2005 and 2010)
-Outstanding Model UN Faculty Advisor awarded by the Greater Kansas City United Nations Association 2006
-English Speaking Union British Summer Scholarship, Summer 2002
-Scholarship for a 3-week course on British History, Politics, and Society at Oxford University
-Joseph P. Harris Dissertation Fellowship (University of Kansas), 1997
-Kansas University Summer Honors Fellowship, 1997
-Kansas University Honors Fellowship, 1993-1997
-Walter S. Thompson Fellowship, 1995-1996
-Foreign Language and Areas Studies Fellowship (FLAS), Summer 1995
-Two-month course in Russian language, literature, culture, and politics  at the St. Petersburg Gornyi Institute