Dan Cullen

Dan Cullen

Professor of Philosophy, Co-Chair of Philosophy, Politics and Economics

Daniel Cullen is Professor of Philosophy and directs the Project for the Study of Liberal Democracy, a program supporting teaching, scholarship and critical discussion of the principles of constitutional government and the philosophical sources of those principles in the Western intellectual tradition. Cullen is Senior Fellow for Constitutional Studies at the Jack Miller Center for Teaching America’s Constitutional Principles and History, and he serves on the Center’s Academic Council. Cullen also serves on the board of the Association for Core Texts Studies and Courses, an international organization devoted to the advancement of liberal education. 

He is the author of Freedom in Rousseau′s Political Philosophy, and has published various essays on Rousseau, Montaigne, democratic theory, liberal education and most recently, on the political philosophy of Roger Scruton. His most recent book is Liberal Democracy and Liberal Education, which he edited and co-authored. He is currently writing a book on the philosophy of Roger Scruton.

Cullen teaches a wide variety of courses in the history of political thought, contemporary political ideas, and the humanities and is a past recipient of the Rhodes Campus Life Outstanding Faculty Member Award, and the Omicron Delta Kappa Teacher of the Year Award.

He has served as the faculty advisor for the women’s varsity softball team, the men’s varsity soccer team, and the co-ed ice hockey club; he currently coaches the Rhodes squash club.


Ph.D., Boston College
M.A., Dalhousie University