Professor Dennis Bathory teaches political theory from Plato and Aristotle to Tocqueville, Freud and Weber. His books include Leadership in America: Consensus, Corruption and Charisma and Political Theory as Public Confession - The Social and Political Thought of St. Augustine. His work on the political thought of Alexis de Tocqueville continues with a book length manuscript on Tocqueville on the foundations of democratic politics in the planning stages. He is the director of the new Loyd Gardner Fellowship Program in Leadership and Social Policy. Previous graduate director and chair of the Political Science Department, he was an undergraduate at Oberlin College and received his Ph.D. at Harvard.