Rebecca Clark Schmerer

Oglethorpe Faculty

Rebecca Clark Schmerer

Lecturer in Core Studies Office: Hearst 205
rschmerer@Oglethorpe.edu

Education:
B.A. Government and Environmental Studies, Minor in Spanish from Bowdoin College
Ph.D. in Political Science, Boston College

Before coming to Oglethorpe, Dr. Schmerer taught at the University of New Hampshire, Emory University and Boston College.

Office Hours:

  • Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-noon (via Zoom)
  • Fridays, 11 a.m.-noon (via Zoom)

Areas of Research and Interest:

  • Classical and modern political philosophy
  • 17th-19th century American political thought
  • Historical development of liberal and democratic institutions and procedures
  • Public shaming and sub-legal social penalties
  • Montesquieu and Rousseau
  • Hebraic political thought

Honors and Awards:

  • 2019-2020 Core Teaching Award

Courses Taught:

  • COR 201 and 202: Human Nature and the Social Order I and II
  • Liberty in American Political Thought
  • Congress and the Presidency
  • Modern Political Philosophy
  • Ancient and Medieval Political Philosophy
  • Framing of the American Constitution
  • Rights in Conflict