Professor of Political Science –
Michael serves as the Director of the Gerst Program in Political, Economic, and Humanistic Studies, and the Duke Program in American Values and Institutions.
As an expert in political philosophy and political theory, Michael has authored over seven books and twenty papers over the course of a 30 year academic career exploring various topics in American political thought. Due to his work, he has received grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the German Academic Exchange Service, the Templeton Foundation, the Liberty Fund, the Earhart Foundation, the Smith Foundation, and The Jack Miller Center.
Fields of Interest:
Political Philosophy, Modern Continental Philosophy, History of Political Philosophy