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Brent Cusher

Department of Leadership and American Studies - Honors Program


Brent Cusher

Associate Professor
Department Chair

Luter Hall 212A
(757) 594-8105
brent.cusher@cnu.edu
www.cnu.edu/leadershipstudies/faculty/cusher.asp

Education

  • Ph D in Political Theory, University of Toronto (Ontario)
  • BA in Political Science, Carleton College

Teaching

Leadership, especially through the lenses of history, moral philosophy, and political philosophy.

Research

Classical Models of Leadership, Statesmanship, Rhetoric and Persuasion, Leadership Ethics, Legal Philosophy, Ancient and Modern Political Philosophy

Biography

I am Associate Professor of Leadership Studies at CNU, where I teach all courses in the LDSP curriculum, as well as courses in the Honors program.

Selected Accomplishments

  • Encyclopedia Article
    (2023). Foundational Lawgiving. SAGE Publishing. Volume, 1. Pages, 369-73.
  • Encyclopedia Article
    Foundational Lawgiving. SAGE Publishing.
  • Book, Scholarly-New
    (2021). Philosophy and Leadership: Three Classical Models and Cases. Routledge Press.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2020). Thucydides on the Innovative Leadership and its Limits: Pericles of Athens. The Political Science Reviewer. Volume, XLIV. Issue, 2. Pages, 26.
  • Book, Scholarly-New
    (2018). Leadership and the Unmasking of Authenticity: The Philosophy of Self-Knowledge and Deception. Edward Elgar Publishing (series: New Horizons in Leadership Studies). Pages, 250 pp..
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
    (2016). Wisdom and the Art of Persuasion: Rousseau's Platonic Teaching on the Virtuous Legislator. University of Toronto Press.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2015). Leaders in Conversation: The Dialectic Model of Leadership Education in Plutarch’s Lives. Journal of Leadership Education/Association of Leadership Educators. Volume, 14. Issue, 2. Pages, 198-208.
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
    (2015). ’Gods of Vengeance and Compassion:’ The Withering Criticism of Compassion in Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian. Lexington Books.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2014). Cormac McCarthy’s Definition of Evil: Blood Meridian and the Case of Judge Holden. Perspectives on Political Science/Taylor and Francis. Volume, 43. Issue, 4. Pages, 223-230.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2014). How does Law Rule? Plato on Habit, Political Education, and the Art of Legislation. Journal of Politics/Cambridge University Press.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2013). From Natural Catastrophe to the Human Catastrophe: Plato on the Origins of Law. Law, Culture and the Humanities/Sage. Volume, 9. Issue, 2. Pages, 20.
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