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William Byrne

Associate Professor
Government and Politics
Ph.D., 2003, The Catholic University of America, Politics
M.B.A., 1993, George Mason University
B.A., 1985, University of Pennsylvania, History

William Byrne, Ph.D is an Associate Professor of Government and Politics on the Staten Island and Queens campuses of St. John’s University. He is the author of Edmund Burke for Our Time: Moral Imagination, Meaning, and Politics (2011) as well as numerous scholarly publications on modern political thought, on core problems of liberal democracy and late modernity, and on the role of cultural elements in society and politics. He is associate editor of the scholarly journal Humanitas, is active in professional societies, and assists with campus student groups and activities. A former Congressional staff member, he earned a B.A. in History from the University of Pennsylvania, an MBA from George Mason University, and holds a Ph.D. in Politics from The Catholic University of America.