The Pepperdine School of Public Policy has announced the appointment of Steven F. Hayward as the Spring 2013 William E. Simon Distinguished Visiting Professor. Hayward is the Thomas Smith Distinguished Fellow at the John M. Ashbrook Center at Ashland University, where he directs the Ashbrook Center's program in political economy. For the last decade he was the F. K. Weyerhaeuser Fellow in Law and Economics at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C., and a Senior Fellow at the Pacific Research Institute in San Francisco, California.
Hayward writes frequently on topics including environmentalism, law, economics, and public policy for publications including National Review, Reason, The Weekly Standard, The American Spectator, The Public Interest, the Claremont Review of Books, and Policy Review. His newspaper articles have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal, among others. Hayward also writes daily at PowerLineBlog.com and frequently serves as a guest host for Bill Bennett's Morning in America radio show. Hayward is the author of the Index of Leading Environmental Indicators, published in 14 editions and its successor, the Almanac of Environmental Trends. Among many other published books, Hayward authored The Age of Reagan, a
highly-regarded, two-volume narrative history of Ronald Reagan and his effect
on American political life. Hayward received a PhD in American studies and MA in government from Claremont Graduate School, and a BS in business and administrative studies from Lewis and Clark College.
Hayward will be teaching "American Democratic Culture: The Nature of Presidential Leadership" during his semester at the School of Public Policy.
The William E. Simon Distinguished Visiting Professorship at the School of Public Policy is funded by the William E. Simon Foundation and the John M. Olin Foundation. The program gives the school the opportunity to invite a series of nationally recognized and highly respected individuals to be in residence each year. Each visiting professor leads a class or seminar, devotes significant time as a resident mentor to student scholars, and leads presentations for the entire campus community.