Tim has taught at Colorado College since 1965. He served as Acting President from August 2001 to January 2002. Before that he was Dean of the Faculty and College from 1992 to 1999. He chaired the Political Science Department from 1985 to 1991. He received a Ph.D. (with distinction) from Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore) in 1971, an M.A. in 1965 and a B.A. from Kenyon College (with Honors) in 1961.
He has published many essays and edited books, including The Intellectual Legacy of Michael Oakeshott (2005), Reassessing the Liberal State (2001), The Voice of Liberal Learning: Michael Oakeshott on Education (2000), and most recently contributed to Political Philosophy in the Twentieth Century, Authors and Arguments (2011). He was co-editor with Shirley Letwin of a multi-volume series for the Yale University Press, Selected Works of Michael Oakeshott. He was editor of the International Hobbes Association Newsletter, and in 2011 joined the Editorial Board of the journal, First Things. He has lectured at over thirty colleges and universities in America, and in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Canada, China, Great Britain and Italy. He was a Distinguished Academic Visitor to the Government Department of The London School of Economics and the Bell Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at the University of Tulsa. He teaches political theory.
PS115: Ancient and Modern Concepts of Freedom
PS205: Foundations of Political Economy
PS242: Conservatism and Liberalism
PS292: American Political Thought
PS372: Political Thought Since Nietzsche
PS408: Tutorial in Political Theory
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