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
Medieval political philosophy, Constitutionalism and American politics, Presidency, American Founding
“St. Thomas on the Acquisition of Virtue and the Natural Law,” in The Virtuous Life: Thomas Aquinas on the Theological Nature of Moral Virtues, ed. Henk J. M. Schoot and H. Goris (Leuven, Belgium: Peeters Publishing, 2017). Available here.
Review of Peter J. Steinberger, The Politics of Objectivity: An Essay on the Foundations of Political Conflict (Cambridge University Press, 2015), in The Review of Metaphysics (forthcoming, 2017).
Co-Editor, and Co-Author of Introduction, with Thomas Neumayr, Reprint of Charles N. R. McCoy’s The Structure of Political Thought. Piscataway, New Jersey: Transaction Publishers (2016). Available here.
Author, Full entry on St. Augustine’s City of God, Oxford Bibliographies, forthcoming, 2017; available online here.
“Justice, Charity, and the Political Order: Assessing the Encyclical Tradition,” article in Free Markets with Solidarity and Sustainability: Facing the Challenge, eds. Martin Schlag and Juan Andres Mercado, Catholic University of America Press (2016): 135-154.
“Federalism and American Politics: The Founders and the Modern State.” Essay in Besinnung auf das Subsidiaritatsprinzip, ed. Anton Rauscher, Berlin, Germany: Duncker & Humblot (2015): 51-63. Available here.
“St. Thomas Aquinas on the Acquisition of Knowledge,” in Thomas Aquinas: Teacher of Humanity, ed. John P. Hittinger and Daniel C. Wagner. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015: 228-242. Available here.
“The Old World Meets the New: The ‘Doctrine of Discovery’ and the Origins of Property Ownership in America.” Article in Das Eigneum al seine Bedingung der Freheit: Property as a Condition of Liberty, ed. Anton Rauscher. Berlin, Germany: Duncker & Humblot (2013): 199-217. Available here.
Review of Ran Hirschl, Constitutional Theocracy (Harvard University Press, 2010), in The Review of Metaphysics (Dec., 2013) Vol. LVII.2: 430-432.
“‘The Pursuit of Wisdom, of Truth, and of Virtue’: The Core and the Catholic University.” Essay in Ramify: Braniff Graduate Student Journal (Fall, 2013): Vol. 4: 100-120. Available here.
Essay on “Law,” The Oxford Guide to the Historical Reception of Augustine, eds. Karla Pollmann and Willemien Ottten, Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2013, 3 Volumes. Available here.