Dr. Warner R. Winborne

Dr. Warner WinborneAssociate Professor of Government & Foreign Affairs
Morton Hall, 322
(434) 223-6377


B.A., Hampden-Sydney College, 1988; M.A., Northern Illinois University, 1993; Ph.D., Northern Illinois University, 2001.

Professor Warner Winborne left the service of the College in July 2007 to serve a one-year term as a contract firefighter in Iraq. From July 2007 through July 2008, Dr. Winborne exchanged academic regalia for turnout coat, helmet, boots and bunker pants, and worked at CSC Scania, a small military base about 100 miles south of Baghdad. During this time, Dr. Winborne provided fire suppression, fire prevention, hazardous materials remediation and emergency medical services to the coalition forces, civilian contractors, and local and third-country nationals who lived and worked on the base. In July 2008, Dr. Winborne returned to his many duties at Hampden-Sydney College.

Dr. Winborne with Danish Prime Minister Dr. Winborne with a 155mm howitzer
Dr. Winborne With Danish PM
Rasmussen and son Henrik
Dr. Winborne with a
155mm howitzer

Teaching Interests

Comparative Politics
Political Development
Asian Politics
Middle East Politics
Latin American Politics
Research Methods

Professional Affiliations

American Political Science Association
Center for the Study of the Constitution,  Executive Director
Midwest Political Science Association
Bill of Rights Institute, Institute Fellow

Public Lectures

"The Fourteenth Amendment and the Incorporation Controversy" at George Mason Law School, for the Bill of Rights Institute, July, 2002.
"The Fourteenth Amendment and the Incorporation Controvery" and "Search, Seizure and Privacy" at George Mason Law School for the Bill of Rights Institute, July 2003.
"Executive Power in Times of Crisis: Theory and Practice", a Teaching American History Lecture, delivered August 2003 at the Norfolk, VA Botanical Gardens.

Invited Conference Participation

Mercatus Center for Law and Economics, June 2007
"Summer Institute" Lehrman American Studies Center, June 2009

Recent Publications and Papers

"Modernization and Modernity: Thomas Hobbes, Adam Smith and Political Development" Perspectives on Political Science Winter 2008.
"Equal Protection and Fundamental Fairness" Landmark Supreme Court Cases 2007.
"Civil Rights and Students" Landmark Supreme Court Cases 2007.
"Review of Aliens in America: The Strange Truth About Our Souls by Peter Lawler". Perspectives on Political Science Winter 2002.
"Sizing Up Vehicular LODD" Fire Engineering June 2009.
Who's In Charge Here? Luther v Borden and the Political Questions Doctrine delivered at the American Political Science Association, September 2009.
Political Development and Classical Humanism delivered at the Midwest Political Science Association, April, 2004.

Committee Assignments & Service to the College and Community

Academic Affairs Committee
Executive Committee
Committee on Appointments
Faculty advisor to Young Democrats
Faculty advisor to Pi Sigma Alpha, honorary political science fraternity
Volunteer firefighter, Hampden-Sydney Volunteer Fire Department, Sergeant