Michael A. Dichio is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Utah. His research examines how American judicial institutions are created and evolve, and the ways these institutions shape the development of the Constitution. His book, The US Supreme Court and the Centralization of Federal Authority (2018, SUNY Press), traces how the Court’s constitutional decisions affect the growth of the federal government, and how the Court has persistently consolidated the reach and scope of government since the founding. Prior to joining University of Utah, he was an Assistant Professor at Fort Lewis College. He earned a B.A. in political science and history from Boston College, and a Ph.D. in Government from Cornell University in 2014.