J. Michael Hoffpauir

Assistant Professor of Political Theory and Polaris Administrator

J. Michael Hoffpauir is Assistant Professor of Political Theory in Intellectual Foundations and Polaris Administrator. Previously, Hoffpauir taught in the School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership at Arizona State University, at Hillsdale College, and in the Lyceum Program in political and economic thought at Clemson University, where he also served as the program’s Associate Director. He has also taught in the Hudson Institute Political Studies program and in the America Enterprise Institute’s 1789 Fellowship in American Political Thought & Modern Practice.

Hoffpauir’s research interests include ancient and modern political thought, statesmanship, and the American founding. He is the author of Between Socrates and the Many: A Study of Plato’s Crito, and he is currently preparing a book manuscript, Vengeance as Justice. Hoffpauir received a B.A. in Political Science from Louisiana State University, an M.A. in Political Science from Boston College, and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Claremont Graduate University.