Dr. Christopher P. McMillion

Assistant Professor of Political Science
Office Location Owens Hall, 308
Phone (Office) 405.585.4151
OBU Mailbox # 61736
Email christopher.mcmillion@okbu.edu


Chris McMillion teaches political science at OBU. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Baylor University and a Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame. In his scholarship, he focuses on constitutional law, federalism, and American political thought. He is particularly interested in the connections between political theory and the American constitutional and political experience. Chris teaches a broad variety of political science courses at OBU. He also serves as a manuscript referee for the journal American Political Thought.

Chris and his wife, Heather, live with their three children in Shawnee. They attend Shawnee Presbyterian Church.

Link to CV


  • B.A., Baylor University
  • M.A., University of Notre Dame
  • Ph.D., University of Notre Dame
  • Dissertation: Federalism and Freedom: The Precedential and Normative Roots of the Rehnquist Court’s Federalism Revolution

Courses Taught

  • POLI 1223: American National Government
  • POLI 1013: Introduction to Political Science
  • POLI 3303: U.S. Presidency
  • POLI 4403: Congress and the Legislative Process
  • POLI 3403: Courts and Judicial Process
  • Constitutional Law: Powers and Institutions

Selected Publications

“Criticism from Below: The Supreme Court’s Decision to Revisit Cases,” Journal of Law and Courts, Spring 2017 (with Kevin Vance)

“Forging the Middle Ground: Antonin Scalia’s Unique Treatment of the Commerce Power.” Presented at the 2016 annual meetings of the Southern Political Science Association and the Midwest Political Science Association.

“The Precedential Basis for the Rehnquist Court’s Federalism ‘Revolution.’” Presented at the 2014 annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association.