Mark T. Mitchell, Ph.D.

Mitchell_mug.jpgChairman, Department of Government

Professor of Government


Phone: 540-441-8236

Educational Background:
Ph.D. in Government, Georgetown University
M.A. in Philosophy, Gonzaga University
M.A. in Government, Georgetown University
B.A. in History, Crown College

Time at PHC: 2002 to present

Mark T. Mitchell is the chair of the Government Department and teaches courses in political theory. He is the author of The Limits of Liberalism: Tradition, Individualism, and the Crisis of Freedom, The Politics of Gratitude: Scale, Place, and Community in a Global Age, and Michael Polanyi: The Art of Knowing. He is co-editor of Localism in the Mass Age: A Front Porch Republic Manifesto, The Humane Vision of Wendell Berry, and The Culture of Immodesty in American Life and Politics. He is the co-founder of the web-zine Front Porch Republic. In 2008-2009, he was a fellow at the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University.