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Recent PhD Placements

Degree Date
Institution Dissertation Title
Dissertation Director
Stephen Sims


Justice, Prudence, and Foreign Relations in Aristotle's Political Thought
Dr. Mary Nichols; Dr. David Clinton
Adjunct Instructor,
Baylor University
Eric Fleury
May 2015

The College of the Holy Cross, Visiting Instructor A Fruitless Crown: The Logic and Limits of Foreign Policy in Revolutionist Dictatorships Dr. David Clinton
Vince Reighard
Dec. 2014
Northwest Christian University, Instructor Nietzsche as Educator Dr. David Corey
May 2014
University of Alaska at Anchorage, Visiting Assistant Professor Aquinas on Judgment, Justice, and the Unity of Peace Dr. Mary Nichols
Adam Carrington
May 2014
Hillsdale College, Assistant Professor (tenure track)
Liberty in Full: Justice Field's Cooperative Constitution of Liberty
Dr. David Nichols
Chris Bissex
May 2014
The College of the Holy Cross, Visiting Assistant Professor, Fall 2014
Gouverneur Morris's Constitution: How the Man Who Wrote the Constitution Understood the Mixed Regime and Separation of Powers
Dr. David Nichols
Mark Scully
May 2014
University of the Ozarks, Assistant Professor (tenure track)
The Path to Party Unity: Popular Presidential Leadership and Principles Consensus
Dr. David Nichols
Joseph Wysocki May 2013
Belmont Abbey College (tenure track)
Congressional Rhetoric: Going Public and Its Effects on the Institution Dr. David Nichols
David Capper May 2013 Baylor University, Lecturer, Fall 2014
Justice Anthony M. Kennedy and Substantive Due Process: Why the Most Powerful Judge in History Isn't as Everybody Thinks He Is Dr. David Nichols
Anthony Bartl
May 2012
Angelo State University (tenure track)
The Principled Constitutionalism of Justice Anthony M. Kennedy
Dr. David Nichols
Steve Block May 2012 Baylor University, Department of Political Science, Full-time Lecturer Rhetoric, Reason, and Belief: Aristotle and John Stuart Mill on Persuasion Dr. Mary Nichols
May 2012
St. Thomas University, Assistant Professor of Catholic Studies, Fall 2014
Traces of Plato: Plato in and in
Response to the Political Thought of
Jacques Derrida
Dr. Mary Nichols
May 2012
Northeastern State
University, Tulsa Community College, Adjunct Instructor

Political Philosophy and the Divine Ground: Eric Voegelin on Plato

Dr. David Corey
Dec. 2011 Gardner-Webb College, Assistant Professor (tenure track)

Happiness and Modernity: The
Pursuit of Happiness and the
American Regime

Dr. Mary Nichols
Dec. 2011
University of Texas San Antonio (tenure track)
The Supreme Court and American
Constitutionalism: Reassessing the
Institutional Role of Judicial Power in
the Constitutional System
Dr. David Nichols
May 2011
St. Vincent's College
(tenure track)
John Rawls and the Supreme Court:
A Study in Continuity and Change
Dr. David Nichols
May 2011
Lee University,
Assistant Professor
(tenure track)
Balancing Liberty of Contract with
Police Power: A Hobbesian Approach
Dr. David Nichols
May 2010
Lakehead University (tenure track)
Family, Rights, and Community:
Aristotle, Locke, and the Supreme
Dr. Mary Nichols
May 2010
Milligan College,
Lecturer (part-time)
Autonomy and Church Opposition to
Authoritarianism in Latin America
Dr. Jerold Waltman
May 2010
West Florida University (tenure track)
The Role of the Supreme Court in
Antitrust Enforcement
Dr. David Nichols
Dec. 2009
Baylor University,
Lecturer (full-time)
1980: Reagan, Carter, and the
Politics of Religion in America
Dr. Martin Medhurst

Other PhD Dissertations in Progress

Dissertation Title
Dissertation Director
Current Position
Catherine Mathie
Aristotle's Engagement with the Problem of Greed
Dr. Mary Nichols
Adjunct Instructor,
Baylor University
Rex Carr
The Nature of International Politics: Nietzsche's International Political Theory Dr. David Clinton
PhD Candidate,
Baylor University
Josh King
Rousseau's Construction of International Relations Dr. David Corey; Dr. David Clinton
Adjunct Instructor, Baylor University
Christine Basil
Rhetoric, Passion, and Rule of Law in Aristotle's Political Thought: Who Am I to Judge?Dr. Mary Nichols
Adjunct Instructor,
Baylor University
David Little
The Noble and the Good in Kant and AristotleDr. Dwight Allman
Adjunct Instructor,
Baylor University