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Office of the President

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Graham Walker, Ph.D.
Professor of Government
Dr. Graham Walker is President of Patrick Henry College. Dr. Walker formerly served as Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Oklahoma Wesleyan University (OWU) in Bartlesville, OK. He brings to his role extensive academic and teaching credentials, a history of Christian leadership, and broad experience in university administration. He earned his Ph.D. in political philosophy from Notre Dame in 1988, the same year he received the Edward S. Corwin Award from the American Political Science Association for the best dissertation in the nation in the field of public law. His first book, The Ethics of F.A. Hayek, was published in 1986. His second book, Moral Foundations of Constitutional Thought, was published in 1990 by Princeton University Press. He has also published a variety of essays and chapters in academic journals and books, along with essays in publications including The American Spectator, the Los Angeles Times and National Review Online.

His other academic positions have included an eight-year span as Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania, an Ivy League institution (1988-1996), two years as a Member and Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, a tenured, seven-year term as Associate Professor of Politics at The Catholic University of America (1996-2003), and a position as Visiting Scholar in Religion and Philosophy at the American Enterprise Institute (1998-2002).


Mary Haynes
Executive Assistant to the President and Provost

As the Executive Assistant to the President and the Provost, Mrs. Mary Haynes serves as the primary point of contact between the busy executive offices, faculty, students, guests, and others outside the college. She also coordinates academic events, chapel speakers, and special lectures, and assists Dr. Veith on various research projects and publications.

Mrs. Haynes is the wife of our Government Professor, Dr. Michael Haynes.  They live in Round Hill with their soft-coated wheaten terrier, Bray. Mrs. Haynes brings to the college her many years of experience as an administrative assistant in both the Christian and secular worlds.  They are blessed with three daughters and three grandchildren.