Fleming graduated magna cum laude from the University of Notre Dame in
2003 with his B.A. in Political Science. He received his M.A. and Ph.D.
in Political Science from the University
of Wisconsin-Madison. Joining the Furman University faculty as an
Assistant Professor in 2009, Dr. Fleming teaches courses in American
politics, political analysis, and public policy. He has led study away
programs in Washington, DC and Ireland.
Dr. Fleming’s research interests include education policy, civic
education, and political participation. Through his association with the
Riley Institute at Furman University, Dr. Fleming is a co-investigator
on a five-year evaluation of public Montessori schools
in South Carolina. Read more about the Montessori study
Dr. Fleming was a Senior Research Associate for the School Choice
Demonstration Project’s evaluation of the Milwaukee Parental Choice
Program (MPCP). The MPCP is the nation’s oldest and largest urban school
voucher program. As the official evaluators of this
program, Dr. Fleming and his colleagues examined how school vouchers
affect student achievement, graduation rates, parental satisfaction, and
a host of other outcomes. Read more about the MPCP project.