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Department of Political Science
Baylor University
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Waco, Texas 76798


Vince Reighard

Ph.D Candidate in Political Science

B.A., Political Science, Ashland University, 2009 M.A., Political Science, Baylor University, 2012 Doctoral Candidate, Political Science (Expected graduation 2014)

Vince Reighard entered Baylor’s graduate program in 2009 after attending Ashland University in Ohio. He is interested in political philosophy, particularly the writings of Plato, Aristotle, Rousseau, Kierkegaard, and Nietzsche. His interests in American Politics include constitutional law and the American founding.

Dissertation Title: Nietzsche as Educator: On the Three Metamorphoses of a Free Spirit

Conference Presentations:

“Nietzsche’s Political Moderation.” Southwest Social Science Association Conference (SSSA), April 17-19, 2014.

“Separation of Powers in Thomas Jefferson's 1783 Draft Constitution for Virginia.” Western Political Science Association Conference (WPSA), March 2013.

"Two Becoming One in Aristotle's Account of Friendship" at the Midwestern Political Science Association, Chicago, Illinois, April 2012.

"Thucydides' Transcendence of Greek History in his Peloponnesian War" at the Southwest Political Science Association, Las Vegas, Nevada, March 2011.

Courses Taught:

PSC 2302: American Constitutional Development (Fall 2013-Spring 2013)

Honors 3200/3201: Honors Colloquium over Friedrich Nietzsche’s Untimely Meditations and Fyodor Dostoevsky’s Notes from Underground (Fall 2012; Spring 2013)

Teaching Apprenticeships:

PSC 3363 Western Political Thought: Classical/Medieval

PSC 3363 Western Political Thought: Plato

PSC 4383 Contemporary Political Thought

SC 2302 American Constitutional Development