2009 Ross M. Lence Master Teacher
Dr. Thomas L. Pangle holds the Joe R. Long Chair in Democratic Studies in the Department of Government at the University of Texas at Austin. He has won the Guggenheim and four National Endowment for the Humanities fellowships, and was awarded the Robert Foster Cherry Great Teacher of the World Prize by Baylor University. At the invitation of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences, he recently delivered the Werner Heisenberg Memorial Prize Lecture.
Dr. Pangle is the author of Montesquieu’s Philosophy of Liberalism (U. of Chicago Press, 1973); The Spirit of Modern Republicanism: The Moral Vision of the American Founders and the Philosophy of Locke (U. of Chicago Press, 1988); The Ennobling of Democracy: The Challenge of the Postmodern Age (Johns Hopkins U. Press, 1992); The Learning of Liberty: The Educational Ideas of the American Founders, co-authored with wife Lorraine (Univ. Press of Kansas, 1993); Justice Among Nations: On the Moral Basis of Power and Peace, co-authored with Peter J. Ahrensdorf (Univ. Press of Kansas, 1999); Political Philosophy and the God of Abraham (Johns Hopkins U. Press, 2003); and Leo Strauss: An Introduction to His Thought and Intellectual Legacy (Johns Hopkins U. Press, 2006).
He also is on the executive council of the American Political Science Association, is general editor of The Agora Editions (Cornell U. Press), and is a member of the editorial boards of Political Research Quarterly and Polis, Journal of the Society for the Study of Greek Political Thought. He also serves on the research council of the International Forum for Democratic Studies of the National Endowment for Democracy.