Edward J. Erler is a Senior Fellow of the Claremont Institute, a member of the Claremont Institute’s Board of Directors, and Professor Emeritus of political science at California State University, San Bernardino, where he taught courses in political philosophy and constitutional law.
He has also been a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Hillsdale College. He is the author of The American Polity: Essays on the Theory and Practice of Constitutional Government and co-author of The Founders on Citizenship and Immigration. Erler has published numerous articles in law reviews and professional journals. Dr. Erler was a member of the California Advisory Commission on Civil Rights from 1988-2006 and served on the California Constitutional Revision Commission in 1996. He has testified on two occasions before the House Judiciary Committee on the issue of birthright citizenship and on voting rights and other civil rights issues before the Senate Judiciary Committee. In 2005, he traveled to Iraq to meet with members of the Constitution Draft Commission. In 2007 and 2008, he won the California State Cycling Road Race championship in his age group.
Dr. Erler earned a B.A. from San Jose State University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in government from Claremont Graduate School.