Lorna Dawson, PhD

Associate Professor of Political Science

Experience/ Background

  • 2008-present: Associate Professor of Political Science, Lynchburg College
  • 2002-2008: Assistant Professor of Political Science, Lynchburg College
  • 1999-2000: Visiting Assistant Professor, Kenyon College

Degrees and Certifications

  • PhD, Political Science, Boston College, 1998
  • MA, Political Science, University of Alberta, 1988
  • BA, Political Science, University of Alberta, 1986

Honors and Awards

  • 2004, 2005 Who's Who Among America's Teachers
  • 1999-2000 Bradley Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Kenyon College

Professional/ Research Interests

  • Political philosophy
  • American politics

Courses Taught

  • Political Philosophy
  • American Presidency
  • Constitutional Law

Publications

  • "If Not a Fatherland, at Least a Country: The Citizenship of Emile." Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Political Science Association, January 2005.
  • "Locke and Moses on Law." Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Core Texts and Courses, April 2004.
  • "Art, Anthropology and Oprah." Review of The Legacy of Rousseau, eds. Clifford Orwin and Nathan Tarcov,Books in Canada, June1998.
  • "The Transpolitical Moral Education in Rousseau's Emile." Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, August 1997.
  • "Rousseau's Maxims on Pity in Emile and Their Relation to Justice," Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, September 1994.
Phone: 
434.544.8849
Email: 
dawson.l@lynchburg.edu
Office: 
Carnegie 334