Dr. Richard Dougherty is Chair of the Department of Politics at the University of Dallas, where he specializes in the American Founding, American Presidency & Medieval Political Thought. He was named “Outstanding Faculty Member” at the University of Dallas in 1994-95. He received his B.A. in Political Science from Belmont Abbey College in 1981, and from the University of Dallas his M.A. in Political Philosophy and Literature (1989) and his Ph. D. in Political Philosophy (1993).