Richard Dougherty, Ph.D.
Office: Braniff 206
American Founding, American Presidency, Medieval Political Thought
Ph. D. in Political Philosophy, University of Dallas, 1993
M.A. in Political Philosophy and Literature, University of Dallas, 1989
B.A. in Political Science, Belmont Abbey College, 1981
Paralegal Assistant Certification, Bentley College, 1982
Chairman, Department of Politics, University of Dallas, 2011-present
Acting Chairman, Department of Politics, University of Dallas, 2009-2010
Associate Professor of Politics, University of Dallas, 2000-present
Director, Center for Christianity and the Common Good, University of Dallas, 1993-present
Faculty Representative, Lilly Foundation's Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and
the Arts, 1997-present
Director, International Studies Concentration, 1994-2011
POL 3368/5307 Catholic Political Thought
POL 3326/5302 The Presidency
POL 3332/5305 Aristotle's Politics
POL 4353 The Federalist/Anti-Federalist
POL 5357 Tocqueville
POL 7380 Medieval Political Philosophy
POL 6377 Cicero
POL 4353 Catholic Political Thought
POL 3323 Constitutional Law
POL 3312/5301 Political Regimes: Plutarch, Augustine, Machiavelli
POL 1311 Principles of American Politics
POL 4351 Senior Seminar
Medieval political philosophy, Constitutionalism and American politics, Presidency
Essay on “Law,” The Oxford Guide to the Historical Reception of Augustine, eds. Karla Pollmann, Willemien Otten, and Hildegund Müller, Oxford, UK: Oxford University
Press (forthcoming, 2010).
- Review of Douglas Kries, The Problem of Natural Law, (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2007), in American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly
- Review of Andrew Jackson and the Constitution: The Rise and Fall of Generational Regimes, Gerard N. Magliocca (Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2007)
- Political Science Quarterly 38, No. 1 (March, 2008): 188-190.“Original Intent Jurisprudence
and American Constitutionalism: The Problem of Precedent,” Ave Maria Law Review, Volume 6, Number 1 (Fall, 2007): 155-192.
- “‘The Election was a Necessity’: American Presidential Elections in War Time,” in Citizens and Statesmen: An Annual Review of Political Theory and Public Life, ed. James R. Harrigan (Latrobe, PA: Center for Political and Economic Thought,
2006), Vol II: 73-108.
- “Republicanism and Constitutional Government in the Political Thought of Andrew Jackson,”
in Challenges to the American Founding: Slavery, Historicism, and Progressivism in the
Nineteenth Century, ed. Ronald J. Pestritto and Thomas G. West (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2005).
- “Catholicism and the Economy: Augustine and Aquinas on Property Ownership,” Journal of Markets and Morality (Fall, 2003, Volume 6:2, 479-496).
- Articles on "Faithful Executive Clause," "Louisiana Purchase," and "Neutrality Proclamation
of 1793,"Encyclopedia of the American Presidency, ed. Michael Genovese, Facts on File Publishers, 2004.
- "Thomas Jefferson and the Rule of Law: Executive Power and American Constitutionalism," University of Northern Kentucky Law Review, Symposium on "Power of the Presidency" (2001, Volume 28:3, 513-535).
- Invited articles on "Natural Law," "Citizen," and "The Fall of Rome," for Augustine Through the Ages: An Encyclopedia, ed. Allan Fitzgerald, O.S.A., New York: William B. Eerdman's Publishing Company
Academic Awards and Honors
Texas Council for the Humanities Speakers Bureau, 1997-present.
- Grants received from the Earhart Foundation, University of Dallas (Michael Haggar
Summer Faculty Summer Research Grant), Our Sunday Visitor Institute.
- "Outstanding Faculty Member" Award, University of Dallas, 1994-95.
- National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute Participant, "Plato and the
Polis," Directed by Diskin Clay and Michael Gillespie, Duke University, Durham, NC,
Recent Conference Participation
- Moderator and Discussant, Panel on “Christianity and Political Philosophy,” sponsored
by the Ernest Fortin Memorial Foundation, Northeastern Political Science Association
Convention, Philadelphia, PA, November 19-21, 2009.
- Moderator and Discussant, Panel on “Revealed Religion and Politics,” sponsored by
the Northeastern Political Science Association Convention, Philadelphia, PA, November
- “Executive War Power and the Supreme Court: A Reconsideration of United States v. Curtiss-Wright Export Corporation,” Paper delivered at a Panel on “The President in Foreign and Defense Policy-making,”
Presidency Research Section, at the American Political Science Association Annual
Meeting, Toronto, CA, September, 2009.
- “Philosophy, Poetry, and the Law: Confronting Cicero's de Legibus,” paper presented at a Panel on “Cicero’s Political Philosophy,” at the American
Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Toronto, CA, September, 2009.
- “St. Augustine on Law – Natural, Human, and Divine,” Paper presented at a Panel on
“Philosophy and the Law,” sponsored by the Northeastern Political Science Association
Convention, Boston, MA, November 13-15, 2008.
- Moderator and Discussant, Panel on “Augustine’s Political Philosophy,” Northeastern
Political Science Association Convention, Boston, MA, November 13-15, 2008.