Directors

Will R. JordanWill R. Jordan

Center Co-Director
Associate Professor of Political Science

Will Jordan has taught in Mercer's Political Science department and Great Books Program since 2003.  He received his BA degree from Washington & Lee University (1996) and his PhD in political science from Loyola University Chicago (2002).   His primary teaching and research interests involve the history of political thought, focusing on the major thinkers of the Scottish Enlightenment and the American Founding.  His articles on the political thought of David Hume have appeared in The Review of Politics, Perspectives on Political Science, Logos & Pneuma: the Chinese Journal of Theology, and The Ashgate Research Companion to Federalism.  He is currently working on the political thought of Henry Adams.

Charlotte ThomasCharlotte Thomas

Center Co-Director
Professor of Philosophy

Charlie Thomas is a graduate of Mercer University (BA, Philosophy) and of the Great Books program; she has been on the faculty of the College of Liberal Arts since 1994.  She received her PhD in Philosophy from Emory University in 1996.  Her current research interests are in Ancient Philosophy and Philosophy and Literature, but she knows she'll eventually get back to Early Modern Philosophy, particularly Shakespeare and Vico.  Professor Thomas teaches broadly in the Philosophy department and in the Great Books Program.  She is also the director of the Philosophy, Politics and Economics Concentration.