BA, Pacific University
MA, PhD, University of Houston
In addition to serving as Chair of the Department of Political Science, Professor Barkalow also serves as a co-coordinator of the Program in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE). An accomplished teacher, Professor Barkalow’s research and teaching specializations lie in political theory. He has published on several concepts central to political theory (individualism, tyranny, and republicanism), key figures in both Western and American political thought (Plato, Ralph Waldo Emerson, John Adams, and Isiah Berlin), and scholarship exploring the relationship between political philosophy and literature. Professor Barkalow is a committed mentor of undergraduate research having supervised many Honors Theses and ATP Grants.