Joseph M. Knippenberg

Professor of Politics

Room #: Lupton 309

B.A., James Madison College of Michigan State University
M.A., Ph.D., University of Toronto

Teaching & Research Interests:
History of political philosophy, religion and politics, contemporary liberal theory.

Watch a video of Dr. Knippenberg’s lecture,“Liberal Education in the Political Arena”. The lecture was one of five “Great Books and Good Books” faculty lectures in the spring 2016 semester and used OU’s Core authors (Adam Smith, Aristotle, and Alexis de Tocqueville) to reflect on some of the rather shallow and pedestrian things that politicians say about higher education in general and liberal education in particular.

Dr. Knippenberg published, quoted in national publications

Constitution Day Reflection: “Freedom of Speech and Our Present Discontents”

Dr. Knippenberg adds essay to Supreme Court series

“Runoff, Rhymes with Ossoff”: OU professor pens election commentary

Politics professor among experts debating “Will Donald Trump Be A Good President?”

Dr. Joe Knippenberg reappointed to GA Advisory Committee of U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

Dr. Knippenberg elected to leadership position in the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights’ GA Advisory Committee

Dr. Knippenberg dubbed “an American rarity” in The Washington Post