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David Fott, Associate Professor of Political Science

David Fott, associate professor of political science, has been at UNLV since 1992. Professor Fott received his BA from Vanderbilt University in 1983 and his AM and PhD from Harvard University in 1986 and 1993 respectively. He is the author of John Dewey: America’s Philosopher of Democracy (Rowman and Littlefield, 1998) and articles and book chapters on Dewey, Cicero, Machiavelli, Montesquieu, US presidential power, and Jane Austen. His current research focuses mainly on Cicero, the ancient Roman philosopher. His translation of Cicero’s On the Republic and On the Laws has been published by Cornell University Press. More information about that book may be found here. He is also writing a book on Cicero’s political philosophy.

At UNLV he has taught a wide range of classes in political theory and American political thought, as well as introductory courses in American politics and political science.

Professor Fott is founder and director of the Great Works Academic Certificate Program at UNLV, which provides undergraduates the opportunity to take part in a conversation with some of the best thinkers of all time.


Course taught in spring 2014:

PSC 200, section 5:


Questions for discussion

On Writing Papers


Courses to be taught in fall 2014


Curriculum vitae


Office: Wright Hall, room B217; telephone 702-895-4187, fax 702-895-1065;

Mailing address: Box 455029, 4505 South Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, Nevada  89154-5029


Department of Political Science