Richard Dagger is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Search for Values in the Light of Western History and Religion Program. He comes to Rhodes from Arizona State University, where he was Professor of Political Science, an Affiliate Professor in the Department of Philosophy, and Director of the Philosophy, Politics, and Law Program for Barrett Honors College. While at Arizona State he won “Special Recognition” from the Parents Association for his teaching and the “Outstanding Mentor” award of the Barrett Honors College. He is the author of Civic Virtues: Rights, Citizenship, and Republican Liberalism (Oxford University Press, 1997), which won the Spitz Prize of the Conference for the Study of Political Thought in 1999. He is also coauthor of a textbook, Political Ideologies and the Democratic Ideal, and coeditor of an anthology, Ideals and Ideologies: A Reader, that are now in their seventh editions. His other publications in political and legal philosophy include essays in Ethics,The American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political Science, Law and Philosophy, Res Publica, and other political science and philosophy journals. Dr. Dagger earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota.