Curriculum Vitae

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Political Science & International Affairs

Adam G. Rutkowski is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Georgia. His research focuses on law and courts with a special concentration on federal lower court judicial selection and behavior.

  • B.A., Political Science, Augusta University, 2017 (summa cum laude)
Of Note
  • Comprehensive Field Exams (American Politics, pass with distinction; Quantitative Methods, pass) (2020)
  • Fellow, American Founding Group, University of Georgia (2017-2019)
  • Gloria Story Dittus Scholarship, Augusta University (2016)
  • Katherine Reese Pamplin Scholarship, Augusta University (2013-2017)
  • Pi Sigma Alpha
  • Phi Kappa Phi
Course Instruction

POLS 3600: Criminal Justice Administration

POLS 4700: Constitutional Law: Powers

Research Interests
  • American political institutions
  • Law and Courts
  • Federal judicial behavior
  • Federal lower court selection
  • Separation of powers
Selected Publications
  • Rutkowski, Adam G. “Constitutional Interpretation Styles of US Supreme Court Justices.” Forthcoming in Open Judicial Politics, Rorie Spill-Solberg and Eric Waltenburg, eds.
  • Boyd, Christina L., and Adam G. Rutkowski. “Judicial Behavior in Disability Cases: Do Judge Sex and Race Matter?” Politics, Groups, and Identities 8(4): 834-844.
  • Boyd, Christina L., and Adam G. Rutkowski. 2020. “Trial Courts in the United States.” In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics. Oxford University Press. doi:
  • Rutkowski, Adam G., Allison Vick, Martha H. Ginn, and Lance Hunter. 2017. “Biggest Loser? Obama’s Administrative Agencies and the Supreme Court.” Questions in Politics 4(2017): 81-106.