There are not many conservatives in academia. We conservatives joke that this is because only idiots go into academia while smart people go out and make a living. But the issue still remains: there are few conservatives in academia.
The Left, which dominates academia, says this is because those of The Right cannot handle the intellectual vigor of academia and academic research. In other words, conservatives are dumb and stupid. But the reality can be seen in The Right scathing regard and, in some cases, loathing and hatred, for academia. The Right rejects any authority posited in academia.
And to a degree, The Right is correct. The Left is wont to formulate theories that have little to do with reality. Indeed, it is joked that if the world proves a theory wrong, something is wrong with the world, not with the theory. Academia, from the perspective of The Right, is nothing but a perverse circle of self-serving idiotic parrots. In order to gain admittance into this circle, one must memorize and regurgitate the same jargon and groundless theories. One cannot deviate, or one risks being ostracized, if not expelled. There is little ground for debate or discussion.
Despite the fact that The Left, in academia and out, characterizes The Right as being backwards, intolerant, and bigoted, perhaps the truth is the other way around: perhaps it is The Left that is backwards, intolerant, and bigoted. High up in their ivory towers, these academics reject everyone who challenges them or threatens their precious theories. Reality is something subjective, irrelevant really. It is no wonder there are few conservatives. It would be a waste of time, even, to wade through such muck.