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Jeffrey Abramson

Professor, Fellow of the Frank C. Erwin, Jr. Centennial Chair in Government and Professor of Law

jabramson@austin.utexas.edu |
512 232 6224 |
JON 6.264 and by appt. of MEZ 3.148

Education: Ph.D., J.D., Harvard University

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J. Budziszewski

Professor

UT business jbudziszewski@austin.utexas.edu, home jbud@undergroundthomist.org |
512-232-7229 |
MEZ 3.106

Education: Ph.D., Yale University

Interests: See biography

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Erik Dempsey

Lecturer and Assistant Director-Thomas Jefferson Center for the Study of Core Texts and Ideas

ed6335@utexas.edu |
(512) 471-6649 |
WAG 401

Interests: human virtue, and the proper place of politics in a well-lived human life, the different ways in which human virtue is understood in different political situations, and the ways in which human virtue may transcend any political situation

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David Edwards

Professor Emeritus

dedwards@mail.utexas.edu |
512-232-7254 |
BAT 3.126

Education: Ph.D., Harvard University

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Benjamin Gregg

Professor

bgregg@austin.utexas.edu |
512-232-7274 |
MEZ 3.138

Education: Ph.D., Princeton University, Freie Universität Berlin

Interests: Social and political theory, human rights, political bioethics

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Al Martinich

Professor Emeritus, Roy Allison Vaughan Centennial Professor in Philosophy

martinich@austin.utexas.edu |
512-484-8186 |
WAG 416A

Education: PhD, University of California at San Diego

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Lorraine Pangle

Professor and Co-Director, Thomas Jefferson Center

lorrainepangle@austin.utexas.edu |
512-232-1447 |
MEZ 3.134

Education: Ph.D., University of Chicago

Interests: history of political and moral philosophy

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Thomas Pangle

Professor, Joe R. Long Chair in Democratic Studies; Co-Director, Thomas Jefferson Center for Core Texts and Ideas

tpangle@austin.utexas.edu |
512-232-1529 |
MEZ 3.154

Education: Ph.D., University of Chicago

Interests: Classical political philosophy; the eighteenth century theoretical foundations of modern and especially American constitutionalism and political culture; nineteenth and twentieth century German political philosophy; post-modern political theory; the moral-philosophic basis of international relations; the dialogue between political theology and political philosophy.

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Dana Stauffer

Associate Professor of Instruction

danastauffer@austin.utexas.edu |
512-232-1448 |
MEZ 3.136

Education: Ph.D., University of Toronto

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Devin Stauffer

Professor and Associate Chair

dstauffer@austin.utexas.edu |
512-232-1462 |
MEZ 3.144

Education: Ph.D., Boston College

Interests: classical and early modern political thought

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Jeffrey Tulis

Professor

tulis@austin.utexas.edu |
512-232-7244 |
MEZ 3.152

Education: Ph.D., University of Chicago

Interests: Political Theory and American Politics

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Maurizio Viroli

Professor

maurizio.viroli@austin.utexas.edu |
512-232-7256 |
MEZ 3.150

Education: Ph.D., European University Institute in Florence

Interests: History of political thought; classical republicanism and neo-republicanism; Niccolò Machiavelli; Jean Jacques Rousseau; republican iconography; the relationship between religion and politics; patriotism; constitutionalism, classical rhetoric; political communication; citizenship and civic education


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