Dr. James R. Stoner 

Professor

 
 
 
PhD: Harvard University
Phone: 225-578-2538
Fax: 225-578-2540
E-mail: poston@lsu.edu
Office: 214 Stubbs Hall
 

Curriculum Vitae

James Stoner Website

Biography

Professor James R. Stoner, Jr. (Ph.D., Harvard University, 1987) has teaching and research interests in political theory, English common law, and American constitutionalism. He is the author of Common-Law Liberty: Rethinking American Constitutionalism (Kansas, 2003) and Common Law and Liberal Theory: Coke, Hobbes, and the Origins of American Constitutionalism (Kansas, 1992), as well as a number of articles and essays. In 2009 he was named a Senior Fellow of the Witherspoon Institute of Princeton, New Jersey; he has co-edited two books published by Witherspoon, The Social Costs of Pornography: A Collection of Papers (with Donna M. Hughes, 2010), and Rethinking Business Management: Examining the Foundations of Business Education (with Samuel Gregg, 2007). He was the 2010 recipient of the Honors College Sternberg Professorship at LSU.

He has taught at LSU since 1988, chaired the Department of Political Science from 2007 to 2013, and served as Acting Dean of the Honors College in fall 2010. He was a member of the National Council on the Humanities from 2002 to 2006. In 2002-03 he was a visiting fellow in the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University, where he will return in the 2013-14 academic year as Garwood Visiting Professor in the fall and Visiting Fellow in the spring.

Area of Interest

Professor James R. Stoner, Jr. (Ph.D., Harvard University, 1987) has teaching and research interests in political theory, English common law, and American constitutionalism. He is the author of Common-Law Liberty: Rethinking American Constitutionalism (Kansas, 2003) and Common Law and Liberal Theory: Coke, Hobbes, and the Origins of American Constitutionalism (Kansas, 1992), as well as a number of articles and essays. In 2009 he was named a Senior Fellow of the Witherspoon Institute of Princeton, New Jersey. He is the 2010 recipient of the Honors College Sternberg Professorship at LSU

Selected Publications

Stoner, James R., Jr. 2013. "The Justice of the Market and the Common Good: Justice Sutherland's Debate." In Francis J. Beckwith, Robert P. George, & Susan McWilliams, eds. Second Look at First Things: Case for Conservative Politics: The Hadley Arkes Festschrift. Southbend, IN: St. Augustine Press. 

Stoner, James R., Jr. 2013. "Comment on Ralph Hancock, The Responsibility of Reason: Theory and Practice in a Liberal-Democratic Age." Perspectives on Political Science, 42: 43-46.

Edited, with Donna M. Hughes, The Social Costs of Pornography: A Collection of Papers [essays from scholars in a variety of fields on the topic] (Princeton, NJ: Witherspoon Institute, 2010.

Stoner, James R., Jr.. 2009. “Who Has Authority over the Constitution of the United States?” In The Supreme Court and the Idea of Constitutionalism, eds. Steven Kautz, Arthur Melzer, Jerry Weinberger, and M. Richard Zinman. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. Pp. 95-111, 270-72.

Gregg, Samuel, and James Stoner, eds. 2008. Rethinking Business Management: Examining the Foundations of Business Education. Princeton: The Witherspoon Institute.

Stoner, James. 2008. “Magnanimity and Martyrdom: The Death and Life of Thomas More.” In Magnanimity and Statesmanship, ed. Carson Holloway. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books. Pp. 133-43.

Stoner, James. 2007. “Natural Law, Common Law, and the Constitution.” In Common Law Theory, ed. Douglas E. Edlin. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Pp. 171-184.

Stoner, James. 2006. “The ‘Naked’ University: What if Theology Is Knowledge, Not Belief?” Theology Today 62 (4): 515-527.

"The New Constitutionalism of Publius". 2003. In Bryan-Paul Frost & Jeffrey Sikkenga, eds., History of American Political Thought. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

"Common-Law Liberty: Rethinking American Constitutionalism". 2003.Lawrence: University Press of Kansas.

“The Electoral College and Democracy.” 2001. In Gary L. Gregg II, ed., Securing Democracy: Why We Have an Electoral College. Wilmington, DE: ISI Books. 

"Common Law and Liberal Theory: Coke, Hobbes, and the Origins of American Constitutionalism". 1992. (1994 paperback). Lawrence: University Press of Kansas.

Awards and Honors

2002-2003. Visiting Fellow, The James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions, Department of Politics, Princeton University.

2002. Summer Research Fellowship, The Earhart Foundation.

2000. Summer Research Fellowship, The Earhart Foundation.

Teaching

1001-Fundamental Issues of Politics
2060-Introduction to Political Theory
4020-American Constitutional Law
4080-American Political Thought
4081-History of Political Theory from Plato to More
4082-History of Political Theory from Machiavelli to Nietzsche
7903-American Political Development
7980-Seminar in American Political Though
7981-Seminar in Classical and Medieval Political Theory
7982-Seminar in Early Modern Political Theory
7990-Political Theory: Interpretation and Analysis
7991-Special Topics in Political Theory