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Declaration Statesmanship





Dr. Richard FerrierDr. Richard Ferrier

Dr. Ferrier has taught at Thomas Aquinas College since 1978, and is on the Board of the California Association of Scholars. Dr. Ferrier received his Ph.D. in History of Science in 1978 from Indiana University. His writings have appeared in many newspapers and journals, including Heterodoxy, Academic Questions, the Los Angeles Times, the San Diego Union Tribune, and the Ventura County Star. He has lectured at Southern Virginia College, St. John's College Santa Fe, St. Mary's College, and, of course, at his home institution, Thomas Aquinas College. He has been interviewed on national radio about various subjects including current politics and the American Founding. Dr. Ferrier has been a guest on MSNBC TV on the issue of affirmative action and its relation to American Principles.

He has taught the American Founding, Lincoln, Locke, Tocqueville, the classical historians and political thinkers for over 25 years at Thomas Aquinas College. He has volunteered on numerous occasions to lecture in local schools about American politics and history, especially on the Civil War and its causes. He has also served as the higher education correspondent for the California Political Review. Dr. Ferrier's academic interests include, besides the American Founding, classical philosophy, especially physics, and the growth of mathematics during the Scientific Revolution.

Dr. Andrew SeeleyDr. Andrew Seeley

For fifteen years, Dr. Seeley has been a tutor at Thomas Aquinas College in California, where his love has been teaching and learning with his fellow faculty and students from the greatest minds of Western Civilization. A 1987 graduate of Thomas Aquinas, Dr. Seeley received his Licentiate from the Pontifical Institute in Medieval Studies (Toronto) and a Ph.D. in Medieval Studies from the University of Toronto (1995). His dissertation was a study in St. Thomas’s teaching about the Gifts of the Holy Spirit.

His teaching experience includes courses in Biblical Studies, Logic, Natural Philosophy, Geometry, Cartesian Algebra, Differential Calculus, Modern Philosophy and Literature, Newtonian Physics, and Music Theory.

Desiring to share his love of learning, in 2005 Dr. Seeley became Executive Director of Academic Services at the Institute for Catholic Liberal Education. He has spoken at conferences, led in-service workshops, offered consultations to schools and colleges and directed the Institute’s Academic Retreat for Teachers.