Dr. Allen P. Mendenhall

Associate Dean and Grady Rosier Professor in the Sorrell College of Business, Troy University

Allen Mendenhall is Associate Dean and Grady Rosier Professor in the Sorrell College of Business at Troy University.  He holds a B.A. in English from Furman University, M.A. in English from West Virginia University, J.D. from West Virginia University College of Law, LL.M. in transnational law from Temple University Beasley School of Law, and Ph.D. in English from Auburn University. He is an elected member and trustee of the Philadelphia Society, an associated scholar at the Ludwig von Mises Institute, a policy adviser for the Heartland Institute, a former president of the Alabama Association of Scholars, and president of the Montgomery Lawyers Chapter of the Federalist Society.

His books include Literature and Liberty: Essays in Libertarian Literary Criticism (2014), Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., Pragmatism, and the Jurisprudence of Agon: Aesthetic Dissent and the Common Law (2017), Of Bees and Boys: Lines from a Southern Lawyer (2017), The Southern Philosopher: Collected Essays of John William Corrington (2017), Writers on Writing: Conversations with Allen Mendenhall (2019), and The Three Ps of Liberty: Pragmatism, Pluralism, and Polycentricity (2020).

He lives in Auburn, Alabama, with his wife and two children.