Academic Interests: American Politics and Political Theory; Imagination and politics, environmental politics and thought, Thoreau, Augustine, early modern political thought, and religious liberty
Dissertation: "Arcadian Exile: The Imaginative Tension in Henry David Thoreau's Political Thought"
- Advisor: Dr. Claes Ryn
Academic Interests: Intellectual history, epistemology, aesthetics, the imagination and politics, Eastern European history, the history of communism, American political thought
Academic Interests: Early American legal and political thought, constitutional law, the evolution of the role of Supreme Court in the Marshall Era, theories of federalism
Dissertation: "The Invention of American Nationhood: Judge Joseph Story and the Federal Common Law"
- Advisors: Dr. Dennis Coyle, Dr. Claes Ryn, Dr. Steve Schneck
Academic Interests: Modern political theory, constitutional theory and practice, American Political Thought, American Political Development, political economy, racial and ethnic politics
Dissertation: "The Sphinx of Political Economy: Burke, Commerce, and the Question of Virtue"
Academic Interests:Ancient Political Philosophy; Early Modern Political Thought (Hobbes through Kant); the works of Eric Voegelin; Religion & Politics; Political Ideology; International Political Theory; Consciousness and Personhood
Dissertation: "The State of Nature as the Moral Foundation for Political Society: Kant's Contribution to Contract Theory and its Application to Theories of International Relations"
- Advisors: Dr. David Walsh, Dr. Claes Ryn, and Dr. Chris Darnton
Academic Interests: American Government, European Politics, Political Theory
Third Year Graduate Student
Academic Interests: Plato, Thucydides; 19th century Germany-Hegel, Nietzsche; 20th century continental political philosophy; American politics
Academic Interests: Political Theory, Contemporary political thought, Continental Philosophy, History of Liberal thought, Literature and Politics, World Politics
Academic Interests: The relation between faith, reason, law and political power in contemporary political theory (including the works of Eric Voegelin, Carl Schmitt, Hans Kelsen, Jacob Taubes, Erik Peterson and others).
Academic Interests: Deliberative democracy, religion and politics, liberalism, modern and contemporary political theory
Dissertation: "William Connolly’s Agonistic Cosmopolitanism"
- Advisors: Dr. Stephen Schneck, Dr. Dennis Coyle, Dr. William Barbieri
Academic Interests: Christian political thought, American political thought, Early Modern political theory, Modernity and its Critics, Science and Politics, Religion and Politics
Academic Interests: Free speech and academic freedom; Constitutional Law, Law and
Politics, American Political Thought, Classical Political Theory, Modern Political Theory, Religion and Politics, Literature and Politics
Dissertation: "State, Community, and Individual: Robert Nisbet and the Freedom of Association in American Constitutionalism"
Advisors: Dr. Claes Ryn, Dr. David Walsh, Dr. Dennis Coyle
Academic Interests: American political thought, Pragmatism, German political thought, poetry and political theory, romanticism and liberalism
Academic Interests: Minority Language and Political Culture, Social Movements and Contentious Politics, Political Theory and American Political Thought, Framing
Dissertation: "The Diffusion and Dilemmas of Sacred Rhetoric: A Strategic Interactionist Analysis and Evolution of Absolutist Reasoning"
- Advisors: Dr. John White, Dr. Chris Darnton, and Dr. Andrew Yeo