Geoffrey M. Vaughan

2022-23 Visiting Fellow; Professor of Political Science, Assumption University

Geoffrey M. Vaughan is professor of political science at Assumption University in Worcester, MA.  He has held teaching or research positions at Oxford, Cambridge, and Harvard Universities and taught at The University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) for ten years before coming to Assumption in 2008.  His published works include Behemoth Teaches Leviathan: Thomas Hobbes on Political Education (2002) and Leo Strauss and His Catholic Readers (2018), as well as many articles and book chapters on the history of political philosophy from Hobbes to Habermas.  He has also published on topics such as international relations, higher education policy, and American politics in The Chronicle of Higher EducationNational Review, and the Toronto Globe & Mail, among other venues.  A chapter on the natural law in the tales of Sherlock Holmes will be published in a forthcoming volume from Ignatius Press. While a Madison Fellow, he will be completing a book on the role of the philosopher-king in modern political thought.  A personal, but also scholarly project, will include the completion of a manuscript left to him by his late father, Frederick Vaughan, on Progressivism in Canadian Constitutional Law.