William R. Luckey, Ph.D.


Political Science and Economics


Contact information:

William Luckey, Ph.D.
134 Christendom Dr.
Front Royal, VA 22630

Visit my Blog: Catholic Truths on Economics


B.A., St. John’s University, Political Science, with a minor in philosophy
M.B.A., Shenandoah University
M.A., Economics, George Mason University
MA, Ph.D., Fordham University, Political Philosophy and American Government
Dogmatic Theology Certificate, Christendom College Graduate School
M.A. in Systematic Theology, NDGS, Christendom College

What classes do you teach?

  • American Government and Politics
  • American Political Theory
  • American National Government
  • American Constitutional Law
  • Civil Rights and Liberties
  • Public Opinion and Propaganda
  • The Environment and Public Law
  • The American Presidency
  • The Legislative Process
  • Introduction to the Study of Law
  • State and Local Government and Administration
  • Municipal Government and Administration
  • Western Political Thought I
  • Classical and Medieval
  • Western Political Thought II
  • Recent and Contemporary
  • The Classical Political Tradition
  • Medieval Political and Social Theory
  • Modern Political Theory
  • Contemporary Political Theory
  • Principles of Political Theory
  • The Development of Constitutionalism
  • The Political Theory of the French Revolution
  • Counter-revolutionary Political Theory
  • Solidarism
  • Politics Practica
  • International Economics
  • Money and Banking
  • History of Economic Thought
  • Seminar in International Economic Development


Reading, model trains

Areas of Expertise

Political philosophy, all fields; American Government; Economics; Catholic Social Teaching

Selected Scholarship

Many articles in Faith and ReasonThe Journal of Markets and Morality, and “The Contribution of John Courtney Murray, S.J.: A Catholic Perspective,” in Grasso and Hunt, ed’s., John Courtney Murray and the American Civil Conversation; a regular column, “Economics 101 for Catholics” on the Catholic News Agency website; article, “The New Science of Politics” in American Conservatism: an Encyclopedia (Wilmington, DE: ISI Books, 2006.) Ron Church Memorial Lecture on Religion and Economics at the Austrian Scholars Conference, Auburn University, “Suggestions on rebuilding Catholc Social Teaching on econmics” (Journal of the Institute of Economic Affairs, March 2010)

Professional Affiliations

Adjunct Scholar of the Ludwig von Mises Institute, The Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty,

The Advisory Board of the Center for Economic Personalism

Fellowship of Catholic Scholars


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