Meet the Faculty

School of Public Policy Faculty

Ashton Ellis
Adjunct Faculty

Office: School of Public Policy (SPP)

  • J.D., Pepperdine University
  • M.P.P.A., Baylor University
  • B.A., Poltical Science and Religion, Baylor University

Ashton Ellis holds a juris doctorate from Pepperdine University, a master's degree in public policy and administration from Baylor University as well as a bachelor's degree in political science and religion from Baylor where he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. Ellis formerly worked for the Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives as well as the Riverside County District Attorney's Office. He is the author of Refounding America: A Field Manual for Patriot Activists, and is the contributing editor to the Center for Individual Freedom. His commentary has appeared in RealClearPolitics, The Daily Caller, Orange County Register, Texas Insider, Red County magazine, and the (Riverside) Press-Enterprise. At Pepperdine University Ellis teaches Public Policy and the Legal Framework, among other classes.


  • MPP 640: The Political Biography of a New Policy
  • MPP 656: Public Policy and the Legal Framework
  • MPP 667: Global Migration and International Relations
  • MPP 668: Foreign Aid as Foreign Policy