Jerry G. and Patricia Crawford Hubbard Professor of Political Science (2003 - 2008)
Professor Michael Gillespie specializes in modern continental theory and the history of political philosophy. He is among the most prominent American scholars of German Philosophy. Professor Gillespie is both a serious scholar and outstanding teacher. Professor Gillespie was the founder of the Visions of Freedom Focus Program that aims to give first-year students a comprehensive introduction to the humanities and social sciences. His courses are demanding, with readings that include difficult philosophical material, literary and historical texts, and autobiographical works, as well as substantial writing assignments. Professor Gillespie’s enthusiasm for teaching has inspired many of his students to undertake further study of political philosophy.