Michigan State University
Dept. of Political Science
303 S. Kedzie Hall
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48823
Phone: (517) 355-6590
Fax:(517) 432-1091
Email: W_B_Allen@williambarclayallen.com

Villanova University (2008-09)
Villanova University
800 Lancaster Ave.
Villanova, PA 19085
Email: W_B_Allen@williambarclayallen.com

Professor William B. Allen is a professor of Political Philosophy at Michigan State University and (for the 2008-09 academic year) Senior Visiting Scholar at the Matthew J. Ryan Center for the Study of Free Institutions and the Public Good at Villanova University. During a 2006-07 sabbatical leave, he served as the Ann & Herbert W. Vaughan Visiting Fellow in the James Madison Program on American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University. His areas of expertise include the American founding and U.S. Constitution; the American founders (particularly George Washington); the influence of various political philosophers (especially Montesquieu) on the American founding; liberal arts education, its history, importance and problems; and the intersection of race and politics.

He served previously on the National Council for the Humanities and as Member and Chairman of the United States Commission on Civil Rights. He has published extensively, most notably, George Washington: A Collection. His most recent book is George Washington: America’s First Progressive (P. Lang, 2008), and his Re-Thinking Uncle Tom: The Political Philosophy of H. B. Stowe should appear in the coming year. He previously published Habits of Mind: Fostering Access and Excellence in Higher Education (with Carol M. Allen).

Professor Allen has given guest lectures and other presentations on a wide range of topics at locations throughout and beyond the United States. Many of his presentations, as well as his publications, are available on this website.

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Books Authored, Edited, Translated:
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Rethinking Uncle Tom:
The Political Philosophy of H. B. Stowe
(Lexington Books, 2009)

George Washington:
America's First Progressive
(Peter Lang, 2008)

The Personal and the Political:
Three Fables by Montesquieu
(translator, University Press
of America, 2008)

Habits of Mind:
Fostering Access and Excellence
in Higher Education
(with Carol M. Allen, Transaction, 2003)

The Essential Antifederalist.
Second edition.
(with Gordon Lloyd,
Rowman & Littlefield, 2002)

The Federalist Papers:
A Commentary:

The "Baton Rouge Lectures"
(Peter Lang, 2002)

Let the Advice Be Good:
A Defense of Madison's
Democratic Nationalism
(University Press of America, 1994)

George Washington: A Collection
(editor, Liberty Fund,
1998; 2d printing, 1991)

Dateline 1787: A Curriculum Package
(Harvey Mudd College, 1989)
Works of Fisher Ames
(editor and introduction,
2 vols., Liberty Press, 1983)
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