Tracy Munsil, Ph.D.

Associate Professor – Department Chair
Department of Government, History and Philosophy
Executive Director of the Cultural Research Center

(602) 489-5300 x2600
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Ph.D., Arizona State University
M.A., Arizona State University
B.S., Arizona State University


Dr. Tracy Munsil loves books, the Cold War, America’s founding and her five grandchildren – not necessarily in that order. Munsil chaired the collaborative process to develop the ACU CORE liberal arts curriculum, and teaches Humanities courses as well as political science. She was a full-time lecturer in the ASU School of Politics and Global Studies, and was appointed by Arizona Gov. Ducey to the Commission on Appellate Court Appointments. Her doctorate was her third degree from ASU, after earning both a political science master’s and a bachelor’s degree in journalism. At ASU she met her husband, ACU President Len Munsil. For 14 years she home-educated their eight children.


Mercy Otis Warren,” Cambridge Dictionary of Political Thought, ed. Terence Ball (Cambridge University Press, Publication Pending)

“What’s Your Worldview?” Focus on the Family web magazine. Available at:

“Mercy Otis Warren’s Marketplace Virtue for Commerce in the New Republic,” presented at the American Political Science Association Annual Conference (Fall 2015)

“Virtue and Republican Sustainability: Re-Examining the Conception of Republican Virtue in the Political Thought of Mercy Otis Warren.” Presented at the Ciceronian Society Conference (March 2013)


Outstanding Journalism Graduate, Arizona State University Walter Cronkite School of Journalism.
Graduated Summa Cum Laude, B.S., Journalism, Arizona State University.