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Thomas Merrill

Associate Professor
Department of Government

  • Additional Positions at AU

    Undergraduate Program Director, Department of Government
  • Thomas W. Merrill is an assistant professor in the Department of Government in the School of Public Affairs at American University. His research and teaching interests include political philosophy, especially early modern political philosophy, bioethics, and public policy. He is completing a book manuscript on David Hume’s political philosophy, has published articles and reviews on a number of topics, and co-edited Human Dignity and Bioethics (Notre Dame Press). He has served as senior research analyst at the President’s Council on Bioethics and has taught at St. John’s College, Annapolis, as well as holding postdoctoral fellowships from the Program on Constitutional Government at Harvard University and the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C.
  • Degrees

    B.A. University of Chicago
    M.A. Duke University
    PhD. Duke University

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  • Fall 2015

    • GOVT-396 Selected Topics:Non-Recurring: Inequality
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  • Spring 2016

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