Academic Appointments

Postdoctoral Fellow
Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy
University of Missouri


Ph.D., Government
Georgetown University
M.T.S., Religion, Ethics, and Politics
Harvard Divinity School
B.A., Philosophy, Spanish
University of Louisville
David Golemboski is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy at the University of Missouri. He completed his PhD in 2016 in the department of Government at Georgetown University. He works in the areas of political theory and public law, focusing on liberal approaches to pluralism, constitutional law, and Catholic social thought. David’s writing has appeared in journals such as the European Journal of Political Theory, Law & Philosophy, and Publius: The Journal of Federalism. David has also written in popular publications such as America and Commonweal. Previously, David worked as a lobbyist for NETWORK: A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby, where he advocated on issues including healthcare reform, nuclear arms reduction, and global trade policy. David is a graduate of the University of Louisville and Harvard Divinity School. David also writes and speaks regularly on the life and work of twentieth-century monk and social critic Thomas Merton, and serves as Vice-President of the International Thomas Merton Society. David is from Louisville, KY, and lives in Columbia, MO, with his wife, Brianna Copley.