Professor (1988)

Professor Neal teaches courses in political theory. He is especially interested in modern political thought and the tradition of liberal-democratic political theory (and its critics).  His recent research has focused upon the relationship between religion and liberal-democracy. He is the author of Liberalism and its Discontents (NYU Press), and numerous articles. Recent publications include, “Habermas, Religion and Citizenship,” (Politics and Religion, vol. 7, no. 2 (June, 2014) 318-338 and “Rawls, Abortion and Public Reason,” (Journal of Church and State, vol. 56, no. 2 (Spring, 2014) 323-346.

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Modern Political Thought; Liberalism and its Critics; Theories of Justice


  • B.A., West Virginia University
  • M.A., University of Toronto
  • Ph.D., University of Toronto


  • 802-656-4316
Office Location:

Old Mill Room 502

Office Hours:

Research Leave - Spring 2020