(Ty) Tessitore is the Jane Hipp Professor in Western and American Political Thought at Furman University.
He received his Ph.D. from Boston College (1985), with a concentration
in the history of political thought.
Dr. Tessitore is author of Reading Aristotle’s Ethics (State University
of New York Press, 1996) and editor of Aristotle and Modern Politics
(University of Notre Dame Press, 2002). He has published numerous book
chapters and articles in classical and modern
political philosophy. His articles have appeared the American Political
Science Review; Political Theory; Journal of Political Science; American
Political Thought: An Essay of Ideas, Institutions, and Culture;
Polity; Review of Politics; Southern Journal of
Philosophy; Perspectives on Political Science; and Interpretation: A
Journal of Political Philosophy. Professor Tessitore has taught a wide
range of courses, often in an interdisciplinary context, and is a
recipient of Furman University’s award for teaching
excellence (2002). Together with his colleague (Dr. Benjamin Storey),
Dr. Tessitore has developed and is co-director of the Tocqueville
Program at Furman University.