Justin P. DePlato
Assistant Professor of Political Science (Social Sciences)
412-397-5912 phone (M)
412-397-6044 fax
Nicholson Center 436

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Political Science, State University of New York at Buffalo, 2012
  • Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, St John Fisher College, 2002
  • Master of Arts, Political Science, State University of New York at Buffalo, 2006

Area of Expertise/Research

  • My research interests are in the American Presidency, Political Philosophy, Voting Theories and Elections, Democratic Theory, and Comparative Political Institutions.


  • American Presidential Power and the War On Terror: Does the Constitution Matter? (Palgrave MacMillan 2015)
  • American Democracy: Founders, Enlightened Philosophers and Presidents (Lexington Books 2015)
  • The Classics and the Founders: Analyzing the Theory of Democracy from Ancient Greece to America's Founding (Cambridge MA: Cognella Academic Press) December 2014
  • The Cavalier Presidency: Executive Power and Prerogative in Times of Crisis (Lexington Books) 2014


  • 2014 - Northeastern Political Science Conference (Boston MA, November 2014) 1. The Theory of Executive Emergency Power: Competing Thoughts that Support Use of Extraordinary Power in Liberal Democracies. 2. The Power of Crisis: The Hyper Unitary Presidency of GW Bush

Schedule of Courses
Schedule Book for All Active and Available Future Terms, Justin

Fall 2015
  • POLS1010-A
  • 10:45-11:35 AMM W FMDeplato1 (08/24-12/12/15)20 Seats
  • POLS1020-A
  • -ONLINEIDeplato1 (08/24-12/12/15)1 Seats
  • POLS1020-D
  • 08:45-09:35 AMM W FMDeplato1 (08/24-12/12/15)27 Seats
  • POLS3010-A
  • 12:45-01:35 PMM W FMDeplato1 (08/24-12/12/15)18 Seats