Wendell John Coats, Jr.
Professor of Government
Joined Connecticut College: 1984
B.A., Ph.D., University of Colorado
History of Western Political Philosophy from Plato to the Present
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W. John Coats Jr., professor of government at Connecticut College, was the recipient of the College's 2003 Nancy Batson Nisbet Rash Faculty Research Award for excellence in academic research. He delivered a talk "The Liberal Arts Academy: A Minority Report."
Professor Coats is the author of The Activity of Politics (1989), A Theory of Republican Character (1994), Statesmanship (1995), Oakeshott and His Contemporaries (2000), Political Theory and Practice (2003), Montaigne's Essais (2004) and Armed Force and Moderate Political Life (2008) and co-author of The Poetic Character of Human Activity (2012).
He has received research grants from the Earhart Foundation, NEH, the U.S. Institute of Peace and the Institute for Educational Affairs.
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