Ph.D Candidate in Political Science
B.A., Liberal Arts, Thomas Aquinas College, 2009
M.A., Political Science, Baylor University, 2011
Chris came to Baylor's Ph.D program in the Fall of 2009 after receiving a B.A. in Liberal Arts from Thomas Aquinas College in California. His primary field is political theory, with a secondary field in American Government. His primary research and teaching interests include the American Founding, especially the thought of Gouverneur Morris, constitutional law, and the philosophy of Aristotle and Thomas Aquinas.
Title: Institutionalizing Class Conflict: Gouverneur Morris on Mediating Class Warfare Through Separation of Powers. Anticipated Completion: December 2013
Participation at Professional Conferences:
"Mixing Things Up: Gouverneur Morris on the Mixed Regime and Separation of Powers" presented at the Western Political Science Association, Los Angeles, CA, March 2013
Panelist, Colloquium on "The Western Natural Law Tradition" at the Alexander Hamilton Institute, Clinton, NY, June 2012
"The Tragedy of Lucretia and the Political Solution in Machiavelli's Mandragola" at the Midwestern Political Science Association, Chicago, Illinois, April 2012
"The Possibility of Happiness: Tragedy and Redemption in the Nicomachean Ethics" at the Southwest Political Science Association, Las Vegas, Nevada, March 2011
Panelist, Colloquium on "Race, Liberalism and the Meaning of America" at the Alexander Hamilton Institute, Clinton, NY, July 2010
Teacher of Record
PSC 2302 American Constitutional Development, Fall 2012-Spring 2013
PSC 1305 American National Government, Spring 2012
PSC 2302 American Constitutional Development, Spring 2011
PSC 3340 Campaigns and Elections, Fall 2010
PSC 3363 Western Political Thought: Plato, Fall 2011
Seminars for Excellence in Teaching, Academy for Teaching and Learning, Baylor University, Fall 2012
"Significant Learning and Transformational Education"
"From Teaching to Learning: Asking the Right Questions"
"We've Made it to the Middle, Now What? Ideas for Reenergizing Your Course"
"Socratic Method for Any Class and Personality"
"Making the Most of the First Day of Class"