Professor of Political Science
Graduate Program Director (on leave 2022-2023)
Ph.D., University of Toronto
M.A., University of Toronto
B.A., Boston College
Timothy W. Burns is editor in chief of Interpretation: A Journal of Political Philosophy. His research interests are in the history of political philosophy, classical and modern political thought, politics and literature, politics and religion, Shakespeare's political thought, and the thought of Leo Strauss.
His articles have appeared in the American Political Science Review, the Journal of Politics, Polis, The Review of Metaphysics, Klesis, Logos, Interpretation, First Things, The Political Science Reviewer, The Claremont Review of Books, and Philanthropy.
His most recent books include:
Most of his articles and book chapters can be found at this link.
Professor Burns is also co-editor of Palgrave MacMillan's Recovering Political Philosophy series. He chairs the Northeast section of the Society for Greek Political Thought, and he serves as a reviewer for a number of journals and publishers.
Before coming to Baylor in the fall of 2013 Professor Burns taught at Skidmore College, Texas State (formerly Southwest Texas State), Hiram College, and as a visiting professor at Boston College.
Courses at Baylor