Visiting Research Scholars

Dr. Dan RussellDan Russell is Professor of Philosophy at the Center for the Philosophy of Freedom, University of Arizona. He specializes in ancient philosophy and ethics, and his work focuses on ancient philosophy mainly as a source for expanding contemporary options for thinking about how to improve our lives. He has written on Plato’s ethics and psychology (Plato on Pleasure and the Good Life, Oxford University Press, 2005) as well as contemporary virtue ethics (Practical Intelligence and the Virtues, Oxford University Press, 2009). Happiness for Humans (Oxford University Press, 2012), a book on happiness and well-being, was followed by the Cambridge Companion to Virtue Ethics (Cambridge University Press, 2013). For more information visit the University of Arizona’s faculty page.


Dr. Jeremy JacksonJeremy Jackson is the director of the NDSU Center for the Study of Public Choice and Private Enterprise (PCPE) and an associate professor in the NDSU Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas of microeconomics, public economics, and game theory and strategy. His research covers diverse topics, including public choice and the political economy; the social consequences of economic freedom; happiness and well-being; and philanthropy and nonprofits. His research has been published in Applied Economics, The Independent ReviewPublic ChoiceContemporary Economic PolicyJournal of Happiness Studies, and other refereed and non-refereed sources. He is a member of the Foundation for Economic Education Faculty Network, American Economic Association, Association of Private Enterprise Education, Omnicron Delta Epsilon, Public Choice Society, and Association for Public Economic Theory. You can visit his faculty page on the North Dakota website.


Dr. Chris TollefsenChristopher Tollefsen is College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the University of South Carolina; he has twice been a Visiting Fellow in the James Madison Program at Princeton University. He is the author, co-author, or editor of six books, including most recently Lying and Christian Ethics (Cambridge University Press, 2014).  His book Embryo: A Defense of Human Life, co-authored with Robert P. George, was reviewed positively in The New York TimesThe Washington Post, and elsewhere. Tollefsen is a member of the editorial boards of The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, and Christian Bioethics, and is a regular contributor to Public Discourse.