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Fornieri

Joseph Fornieri
Professor of Political Science

Professor of Political Science
Director
Email: jrfgsm@rit.edu


Joseph R. Fornieri is professor of political science at the Rochester Institute of Technology. He teaches a wide array of classes including American politics, political leadership, American political thought, political theory, politics through fiction, and constitutional rights and liberties. Fornieri has received the RIT Provost’s Award for outstanding teaching for junior faculty and the Eisenhart Award for outstanding teaching for tenured faculty. In 2009, he was awarded a Fulbright to teach First Amendment and American Political Thought at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. He is the author of Abraham Lincoln’s Political Faith, an acclaimed scholarly work that explores Lincoln’s religion and politics as well as the author or editor of several other books on Abraham Lincoln’s political thought and statesmanship. His latest book, Abraham Lincoln, Philosopher Statesman will be released in June 2014 by Southern Illinois University Press. Fornieri served as a member of the Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, 1809-2009 and is an acting Board Member of the Lincoln Forum. In addition to his work on Lincoln, he is also a coeditor, with Ken Deutsch, of An Invitation to Political Thought, a text reader and guide to the classic political thinkers of the Western tradition from Plato to Nietzsche.

Cassandra Shellman

Cassandra Shellman
Administrative Assistant

Email: cls3740@rit.edu

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