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Christopher Lynch received his BA at St. John’s College and his MA and PhD at the University of Chicago’s Committee on Social Thought. He has taught at the University of Chicago, Boston College and the University of Dallas’s Rome Campus. He is Associate Professor of Political Science and Great Ideas: Intellectual Foundations of the West at Carthage College, and he teaches in the Hertog Political Studies Program in Washington, D.C. He publishes primarily on Machiavelli’s writings.

Jessie Martinez received her BA from California State University, Fresno, where she studied Philosophy with a concentration in Religious Studies. She is currently pursuing a Master of Fine Arts at the University of Dallas with a concentration in Printmaking. Her works include silk screen, lithography, and wood relief; her side projects range from water color to comic books.

Carle T. Mock received a BA in History and a BSBA in Accounting from Dana College, and holds an MA in Politics from the University of Dallas, where he is an Adjunct Instructor of Politics. His article, “The Structure, Design, and Argument of Thomas More’s ‘Fortune Verses’” appeared in the December 2011 issue of Moreana. He is presently writing his dissertation on another of More’s works, The History of Richard III, King of England.

Matthew Spring is a student of Literature in the University of Dallas’s Institute of Philosophic Studies. He received his BA in English and Spanish from Saint John Fisher College in Rochester, New York, and his MA in English from Saint Cloud State University in Minnesota. He is especially interested in the relationship between the family and the city and in the therapeutic qualities of lyric.

Michael D. Terranova is a PhD student in Literature in the Institute of Philosophic Studies at the University of Dallas and currently teaches as an Adjunct Professor of English at UD. His areas of interest include prose fiction, especially the 19th and 20th century novel. He also holds a PhD in Theology from Boston College and a Masters in Architecture from the University of Texas at Arlington School of Architecture. He has taught Theology for Boston College, The Cardinal Newman Institute in Fort Worth, and UD. He also continues to work in the field of architecture.

Pavlos L. Papadopoulos is a PhD student in Politics in the Institute of Philosophic Studies at the University of Dallas. He received his BA from St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland, where he wrote his senior thesis on the theme of fraternity in the book of Genesis. His research interests include the relation between philosophy and the written word in the 5th-4th centuries BC and the crisis posed by totalitarian ideology in the 20th century AD.

John F. Rico, graduated from Mount Angel Seminary in Saint Benedict, Oregon, with a BA in Philosophy and worked for the Archdiocese of Portland for six years. He is currently an MA student in Philosophy at the University of Dallas. His research interests include the philosophical underpinnings of contemporary conversations between scientists and theologians.

Michael Farmer earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Arizona, Tucson, in the spring of 2012. He is currently a graduate student in the University of Dallas printmaking program and expects to earn his Master of Fine Art degree in the fall of 2013. His thesis exhibition will be in the Gorman Lecture Center October 28-29, 2013.

William Turnage, holds a MA in Literature from the University of South Alabama, Mobile, with a thesis on John Crowe Ransom. He is now a PhD candidate in the Institute of Philosophic Studies at the University of Dallas with a concentration in literature, writing a dissertation on Allen Tate. He is also an Adjunct Instructor of English at UD and a former editor-in-chief of Ramify. His main interests are the literature of the American South; lyric poetry, especially of the Modernist period; and Greek poetry. He also explores the theory of knowledge of the world via the poetic imagination.

Richard J. Dougherty, is Associate Professor of Politics and Chairman of the Department of Politics at the University of Dallas, as well as Director of the University’s Center for Christianity and the Common Good. He has taught at UD since 1990. He is a contributor to the Encyclopedia of the American Presidency, Saint Augustine Through the Ages: An Encyclopedia, and the forthcoming Oxford Guide to the Historical Reception of Augustine. He has written and lectured widely on issues related to American politics and law, including the presidency and the courts, and Catholic social and political thought. He is currently completing a book on executive prerogative power and American constitutionalism. He received his BA from Belmont Abbey College, and his MA and PhD from the Institute of Philosophic Studies at the University of Dallas.

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