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Dr. Almeida

Dr. Joseph Almeida

Professor of Classics and Legal Studies

Chair of the Department of Classics

Director of the Great Books Honors Program

Director of the Legal Studies Program

jalmeida@franciscan.edu
(740)-283-5378

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  • PhD in Classics, 1999, University of California at Santa Barbara (Dissertation Specialization: Solon’s Political poetry; Comp. Specialization: Greek Philosophy, Latin Elegy)
  • JD, 1988, Villanova University Law School, Villanova, PA (Articles Editor for Villanova Law Review and Order of the Coif)
  • MA in Classics, 1985, Villanova University
  • MA in English Literature, 1984, Middlebury College
  • BA in Liberal Arts (Great Books Curriculum), 1981, Thomas Aquinas College, Santa Paula, CA
  • Professor of Classics and Legal Studies
  • Director of Great Books of Western Civilization Honors Program
  • Director of Legal Studies Minor
  • Legal Practice in areas of Appellate Law and Administrative Tax matters
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Select Publications

• Simplicius on Cat. 1a 16-17 and 1b 25-27: An Examination of the Interests of Ancient and Modern Commentary on the Categories. Quaestiones Disputate 4 (2014): 73-99.

• Constitutionalism in Burke’s Reflections: As Critique of Enlightenment Ideas of Originative Political Consent and the Social Compact. CSSR 17 (2012), 197-

• Augustine of Hippo in Encyclopedia of Catholic Social Thought Social Science and Social Policy. Ed. M. Coulter, S. Krason, R. S. Meyres, J. Varacalli. Vol. 1 A-J. Scarecrow Press, 2007, pp. 62-64.

• Gregory of Nyssa in Encyclopedia of Catholic Social Thought Social Science and Social Policy. Ed. M. Coulter, S. Krason, R. S. Meyres, J. Varacalli. Vol. 1 A-J. Scarecrow Press, 2007, pp. 484-485.

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