John Patrick Coby
Esther Booth Wiley 1934 Professor of Government
Contact & Office Hours
Tuesday, 9–11 a.m.
Thursday, 9–10 a.m.
Seelye Hall 407
Ph.D., M.A., B.A., University of Dallas
Patrick Coby teaches courses in political theory and American political thought. He studied at the University of Dallas and the University of North Carolina and taught previously at Kenyon College and Idaho State University. He has authored five books and numerous articles and reviews. He is the recipient of the Smith College Faculty Teaching Award, the Sherrerd Prize for Distinguished Teaching and the Board of Trustees Honored Professor Award.
America's Founding: The Constitutional Convention of 1787
Thomas Cromwell: Machiavellian Statecraft and the English Revolution
Henry VIII and the Reformation Parliament
Machiavelli's Romans: Liberty and Greatness in the Discourses on Livy
Socrates and the Sophistic Enlightenment: A Commentary on Plato's Protagoras