James Simeone, PhD


James Simeone, Ph.D.

Ben and Susan Rhodes Endowed Professor in Peace and Social Justice, Professor of Political Science

Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1992

Dr. Simeone teaches two three-course sequences in political theory and constitutional law.  He also teaches courses in contemporary political thought, environmental ethics, and IWU's Gateway program.  His research examines how liberal democratic values and institutions develop amid the countervailing pressures of free market capitalism and group identity politics.  His most recent publication is The Saints and the State: The Mormon Troubles in Illinois (2021). He also enjoys bicycling and soccer, and is the faculty adviser to the IWU Peace Garden.

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