Susan M. Matarese, PhD

Professor, Honors Advisor


    Honors and Awards

    Philip Grant Davidson Award for Distinguished Teaching, 1982
    Israel T. Naamani Award for Outstanding Service, 1994
    University of Louisville Red Apple Award for Distinguished Teaching, 1996

    Teaching Areas

    Honors Seminar: Comparative Political Systems
    Comparative Political Systems
    American Political Thought
    Democracy and Its Critics
    Political Theory and Utopia
    Quest for Community
    American Extremism

    Research Areas and Projects

    Political Theory and Utopian Literature
    Political Theory and Experimental Utopias
    Shaker Studies
    Her book, tentatively titled: Earth and Spirit, Nature and Grace: Shaker Health Practices is forthcoming

    Professional Memberships

    Communal Studies Association
    Society for Utopian Studies


    Board of Directors, Center for Communal Studies
    Associate Editor, Communal Societies