Robert Morris University

Political Science Professor Wins Fulbright Award

Justin DePlato will be RMU’s sixth Fulbright Scholar.

Justin DePlato

Political science professor Justin DePlato has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to teach at the University of Malta next year.

DePlato will be teaching in the department of international relations at the University of Malta in the spring semester of 2021. His extensive publication record, teaching experience, and expertise in American politics and political theory were cited as reasons for the award.

DePlato’s recent books include American Presidential Power and the War on Terror: Does the Constitution Matter? and The Cavalier Presidency: Executive Power and Prerogative in Times of Crisis. He also edited the book American Democracy: American Founders, Presidents, and Enlightened Philosophers. The RMU Student Government Association gave DePlato its 2015-16 Distinguished Teaching Award.

The Fulbright Scholars program is sponsored by the U.S. State Department and offers awards to experienced American faculty to support teaching and research abroad.

DePlato will be the sixth Fulbright scholar from RMU since 2008. History professor John McCarthy of RMU is currently teaching graduate-level history courses at Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia, on a Fulbright award.