Dr. Joseph Brutto

Associate Professor

Department of political science

Director of advanced studies

Contact Information:

Joseph Brutto
134 Christendom Dr.
Front Royal, VA 22630


Ph.D., University of Notre Dame (2015)

M.A., University of Notre Dame (2011)

B.A., University of Notre Dame (2007)

Areas of expertise

Liberalism, The Ethical and Political Thought of Aristotle, Natural Law, Social Contract Theory, The Philosophy of Alasdair MacIntyre, Classical Rhetoric 

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Political Theory

  • Catholic Social Doctrine

  • Rhetoric and Public Speaking

  • Classical Political Theory

  • Morality and Modernity

  • Liberalism and Aristotelianism

  • Social Contract Theory

invited tALKS

“MacIntyre vs. Other Contemporary Aristotelians”

“Aristotelian Liberalism: Aristotle’s Political Thought in the 20th Century”

professional affiliations

American Political Science Association

Fellowship of Catholic Scholars

International Society for MacIntyrean Enquiry