Alexander S. Rosenthal-Pubul, MA, PhD
The Director of the Petrarch Institute, he received his bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Princeton University in 1994 and his PhD in Philosophy from the Katholieke Universisteit Leuven in 2005. He has taught at a number of colleges and universities including Loyola College (Maryland), and Catholic University of America (CUA) and Johns Hopkins University where he served as Assistant Director of the Center for Governmental Studies, and currently remains an online Lecturer from his home in Spain. He has taught at many levels from high school and undergraduate students, to adult learners from government and the private sector. His research interests include medieval and renaissance thought, European intellectual history, and political philosophy. Among his publications is his book Crown Under Law which deals with the intellectual origins of modern constitutionalism focusing on John Locke and Richard Hooker and their interaction with the medieval scholastic tradition. He founded the Petrarch Institute to bring to a wider audience his long experience helping students to apply the timeless wisdom of the classic texts to enrich their lives, their work, and all their endeavors.
Note: The Petrarch Institute has no affiliation with Johns Hopkins University, and its activities do not imply endorsement by JHU.