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Curriculum Vitae
Timothy Burns
Professor of Political Science


B.A., Boston College
M.A., University of Toronto
Ph.D., University of Toronto

Timothy Burns' research interests are in the history of political philosophy; classical and modern political thought; politics and literature; Shakespeare's political thought; and the thought of Leo Strauss. His books include Shakespeare's Political Wisdom and Political Philosophy: An Introduction (with Thomas L. Pangle). He has edited After History? Francis Fukuyama and His Critics, and Recovering Political Philosophy: Essays in Honor of Thomas L. Pangle.

Professor Burns came to Baylor in the fall of 2013. Before coming to Baylor, he taught at Skidmore College, Southwest Texas State (now Texas State), Hiram College, and as Visiting Professor at Boston College. He chairs the Northeast section of the Society for Greek Political Thought, and has served as a reviewer for many journals, including The Review of Politics, American Political Science Review, The Journal of Politics, American Political Thought, Polis, Political Research Quarterly, Social Philosophy Today, and Perspectives on Political Science.

Courses at Baylor:

PSC 4313 Politics and Literature - Comedy:

PSC 5343 Classical Political Thought:

Selected Publications:

Shakespeare's Political Wisdom, Palgrave Macmillan, April 2013.

Introduction to Political Philosophy (with Thomas L. Pangle), Cambridge University Press, 2014.

Recovering Reason: Essays in Honor of Thomas L. Pangle (editor), Lexington Books. Hardcover and Paperback editions, August 2010. See review at:

After History? Francis Fukuyama And His Critics (editor), Rowman and Littlefield, 1994.