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John Case

Ph.D. Candidate

Creston, Ohio

Director of Online Learning Content, Hillsdale College


B.A. Ashland University, Political Science and History and Philosophy, 2015

M.A. Hillsdale College, Politics, 2017

“I want to remain immersed in the fundamental questions that we study by teaching the core texts.”

~ John Case

Teaching Experience

POL 101, U.S. Constitution, Hillsdale College, Fall 2019.


After graduation, I hope to become a professor of political philosophy at a small university where I can have a large impact on the curriculum and teaching methods of the department. I want to remain immersed in the fundamental questions that we study by teaching the core texts, but also to have the opportunity to develop specialty courses that will allow me to examine those core questions in a wider range of texts.

Awards, Memberships, & Fellowships

Rumsfeld Fellowship, 2020-2021


"Cultivating Virtue through Liberty in the Political Theory of the American Founding" (in progress)

Research Interests

Ancient Political Philosophy

Medieval Political Philosophy

The Political Theory of the American Founding

Abraham Lincoln

American Progressivism

Parties and Elections

Immigration Policy

Politics and Education

Politics and Religion

Politics and Literature

Conference Presentations

"Xenophon's Political Teaching in the Memorabilia." Accepted to the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, April 2020 (canceled due to COVID-19).

“Managing Philosophy: Education in Xenophon’s Oeconomicus.” Presented at the Association for Core Texts and Courses, Framingham, MA, April 2018.

“Discerning Wisdom: A Study of the Faith and Wisdom of King Solomon.” Presented at the Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Symposium. Ashland, OH, April 2015.