L. Joseph Hebert

Professor | Department Chair

Teaches political philosophy, constitutional law, and American government with an emphasis on theories of virtue and their application to law and political leadership.

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Education and Training

  • PhD, MA, University of Toronto, Political Science
  • BA, University of Maine, Philosophy

I choose to study political philosophy because it enables me to grow constantly in understanding of myself and the world in which I live. It also allows me to share this journey with others in and outside the classroom!

Dr. Hebert, on why he wanted to study political science


"Not ‘Dressed Like a Philosopher': Tactful Statesmanship in Utopia and the Epigrams"(Moreana, Volume 58:1, 2021)

The Soul of Statesmanship: Shakespeare on Nature, Virtue, and Political Wisdom (Lexington Books, 2018)

"The Reward of a King: Machiavelli, Aquinas, and Shakespeare's Richard III," Perspectives on Political Science (Volume 44:4, 2015).

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Courses Taught

PSCI 101 American Government
PSCI 110 Law and Society
PSCI 120 Truth, Justice, and Politics: An Introduction to Political Philosophy
PSCI 304 The United States Constitution and Civil Liberties
PSCI 320 Liberty, Law, & Leadership
PSCI 400 Research in Political Science
2023 Summer Research Institute: Politics, Pride, & Humility


L. Joseph Hebert, PhD

Political Science
Folwell Center
518 W. Locust St.
Davenport, IA 52803

Political Science

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