Grove City College President Paul J. McNulty ’80 will be the featured faculty member on C-SPAN’s “Lectures in History” series this weekend.
McNulty’s lecture on the development of the U.S. Constitution will premiere at 8 p.m. EST on Saturday, April 11, with an encore showing at midnight Saturday. The lecture covers republicanism, separation of powers and federalism.
McNulty delivered it in January to students taking his course on the nation’s founding document. A former Deputy U.S. Attorney General and Congressional counsel, McNulty brings a unique perspective to the study of the Constitution.
The lecture will be available afterward online at C-SPAN and released as a podcast.
“Lectures in History” allows C-SPAN viewers to go into college classrooms around the country on a weekly basis to hear lectures on a variety of American history topics. “Because these are real classes, they look and feel a bit different than many of our other programs, which are often talks or panels taped at public venues. Our viewers have responded positively to the series,” Logan Russell, of C-SPAN’s American History TV, said.
“We give the professors we tape a lot of leeway to pick the single class they want to feature, which leads to a good variety in the topics for the series overall,” he said.
Grove City College faculty have been featured previously on “Lectures in History.” Professor of Political Science Dr. Paul Kengor’s 2019 lecture on the Cuban Missile Crisis is online, as is Professor History Dr. Gillis Harp’s 2011 lecture on the Compromise of 1850.