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Robert J. Phillips, Ph.D.
  1. Education
    Ph.D., Northern Illinois University, Political Science, August 2002
    B.A., North Central College, Naperville, IL   Political Science, 1985

  2. Teaching Positions 
    August 2005-Present, Associate Professor of Political Science, Wheeling Jesuit
    University, Wheeling, WV

    August 2002-August 2005, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Wheeling Jesuit
    University, Wheeling, WV

    August 1998-August 2002, Instructor of Political Science, Wheeling Jesuit University

    May 1998-August, 1998, Instructor of Political Science, Dominican University,
    River Forest, IL 
     
    January 1998-June 1998, Instructor of Political Science, North Central College,
    Naperville, IL

    June 1989-August 1989, Instructor of Political Science, College of DuPage,
    Glen Ellyn, IL
      
     
  3. Classes Taught
    American Government
    American Political Process
    American Political Thought
    American Presidency
    International Relations
    World Community
    Introduction to International Relations
    Comparative Politics
    Emerging Nations
    Political Philosophy
    Ancient Political Philosophy
    Modern Political Philosophy
    Contemporary Political Philosophy
    Topics in Political Philosophy: Leadership

    Research:
    Research Methods
    Senior Thesis
    Internship
     
    Interdisciplinary:
    Church & State
    Introduction to Catholic Social Thought
    The Catholic Vision
    Love and Friendship (Honors)

    Graduate:
    Concepts of Leadership
    Leader as Change Agent
    Community: Opportunity and Challenge

  4. Publications
    Book Review, Christopher Nadon, Xenophon’s Prince, Journal of Politics, Vol. 65, No.3,
         August 2003, 913-914.
    Book Review, Michael Novak, On Two Wings, Catholic Social Science Review,
         Volume 7, 2002, 239-241.
    “Modernity, the Commercial Society and the Culture of Death”, Catholic Social Science
         Review, Volume 5, 2000, 111-120.
    Book Review, Kenneth Craycarft, The American Myth of Religious Freedom, Catholic
         Social Science Review, Volume 5, 2000, 317-320.
     “Xenophon’s Cyropaedia, Political Education and Political Science”, WJU's Cardinal
         Perspectives, 1998-1999, 65-72.
     “In Sincerity We Trust?:  The Supreme Court and Freedom of Conscience”, Catholic
         Social Science Review, Volume 2, 1997, 71-76.

  5. Fellowships, Grants and Awards
    H. B. Earhart Foundation, 1987-1988
    Presidential Scholar, 1981-1985

  6. Public/Guest Lectures
    “The Supreme Court and the Ten Commandments”, Religion and Politics Forum
         Wilmington University, Wilmington, OH, September 13, 2005.
    “Leadership: Ancient and Modern”, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA, October 12, 
         2002.
    “Religion in American Politics”, Wilmington University, Wilmington, OH, February 10,
         2002.
    “Is Cyrus an Ideal Leader?”, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA November 20, 2002
    “Catholics and American Politics”, Concord College, Athens WV, April 25, 2001

  7. Research Interests
    Religion and Politics
    Ancient Political Philosophy
    Leadership
    Higher Education

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