Dr. Travis Cook

Chair and Associate Professor of Government and Political Philosophy


B.A., University of Maine
M.A., Boston College
Ph.D., Loyola University, Chicago
  • First-Year Symposium
  • Introduction to Greek
  • Honors American Constitution
  • Honors Plato’s Republic & Aristotle’s Ethics
  • Honors Junior Philosophy Seminar: Modern Philosophy
  • Honors Institute Senior Seminar: Modernity, Postmodernity, and their Critics
  • American Constitution
  • Classic Texts I: Ancient & Medieval
  • Classic Texts II: Renaissance & Modern
  • Parties and Elections
  • Constitutional Law
  • American Congress
  • American Presidency
  • Classical Political Philosophy
  • Medieval Political Philosophy
  • Early Modern Political Philosophy
  • Late Modern Political Philosophy
  • Love and Friendship
  • International Relations I
  • International Relations II
  • Honors Senior Seminar: The American Political Novel
  • Honors Senior Seminar: Montesquieu’s Spirit of the Laws& Persian Letters
  • Honors Politics and Literature: Homer, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides
  • Honors Senior Seminar: Philosophy of Education: Plato, Rousseau, and Dewey
  • Thesis Supervision
  • PO499 Directed Study on Late Modern Political Philosophy
  • PO499 Directed Study on Homer’s Iliad
  • RH101 Rhetoric, Logic, and Grammar
  • A Manual for Men Collection of prayers and meditations, TAN Publishers, forthcoming
  • “Plato” Introduction In The Belmont Abbey College Reader, pp. 324-325. Ed. Angela Miss and Carson Daly. (Bedford/St. Martin’s).
  • “David Hume” entry In Volume III of the Encyclopedia of Catholic Social Thought, Social Science, and Social Policy (Scarecrow Press).
  • “Careering Life’s Course”Article for BAC Crossroads.
  • Book Chapter in The Presidency Now and Then, Ed. Philip Henderson (Rowman & Littlefield). “The Constitutional Presidency.’” with Scott E. Yenor and Raymond Tatalovich.
  • Book Chapter in Presidential Frontiers: Underexplored Issues White House Politics, 1998 ed. Ryan Barrilleaux (Greenwood Press) “The Normative Presidency.’” with Scott E. Yenor and Raymond Tatalovich.