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Richard Dougherty, Ph.D.

Dr. Richard J. Dougherty

Department Chair

 Braniff 206
Phone: 972-721-5043


  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

Academic Posts
  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 

Recent Courses

  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

Research Areas

  Medieval political philosophy, Constitutionalism and American politics, Presidency

Selected Publications
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).

Academic Awards and Honors
Texas Council for the Humanities Speakers Bureau, 1997-present.

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