Curriculum Vitae

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Henry (Hank) T. Edmondson III, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Transatlantic Studies 
Department of Government
School of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Georgia College, "Georgia's Public Liberal Arts University"  
Milledgeville, GA 31061-0490
706-421-2671 cell 
(478) 445-0943 (478) 445-5273 (fax)
Home: 2364 Franklin St. 
Augusta, GA 30906 
hank.edmondson@gcsu.edu 

EDUCATION
Doctorate in Political Science, August 1990, University of Georgia.

Dissertation: "Thomas Jefferson, John Dewey and Education for Public Affairs." Additional study in philosophy and Greek classics.

Masters of Arts in Public Administration, August 1984, Georgia Southern University.

Bachelors of Arts in History, 1979, Augusta State University. General studies minor with concentrations in music and literature.

Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

Georgia College Distinguished Professor, 2003, Awarded for Excellence in Teaching, Research and Public Service 

CURRENT POSITION AND TEACHING AREAS
Since 1988: Professor of Political Science and Public Administration, Department of Government, College of Liberal Arts

Teaching responsibilities include Public Administration, Political Philosophy, Leadership, Public Law, European Government, Comparative Government & Politics, Law and Politics, Interdisciplinary Topics

Special topics courses include "Literature and Politics," "Nihilism in Politics and Culture," "Black American Political Thought," "Shakespeare, Ethics and War,"  "Leadership," ""The Politics of Spain,"  "Law and Legal Systems of the European Union" (jointly taught with the University of Munich.), and "Tolkien and Political Philosophy"

SELECT RECENT ACTIVITES:

Fulbright Proposal Evaluator, Student Applications for Spain Study, November 18, 2015, New York, NY (forthcoming)

Guest Lecturer, Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain: “La violencia y la gracia en las obras de Cormac McCarthy y Flannery O’Connor," May 18, 19, 2015

Carl Vinson Annual University Lecture: “'Revolt of the Elites’: The European Union’s Democratic Deficit," April 16, 2015.

Guest Lecturer, Palacky University, Olomouc, Czech Republic, November 19-20,2014.
Lectures:

-- "Revolt of the Elites: An American Perspective on Political Philosophy and The European Union”

--Why Flannery Couldn’t Finish Franz: Are O’Connor and Kafka Alike In All Unimportant Respects? 

--Nihilism and Popular Culture: Flannery O’Connor’s Worries About Nothing

-- “The Future of the Liberal Arts: Middle East Meets West”

Team Leader, Accreditation Team for the American Academy of Liberal Education (AALE), College of Social Sciences, Umm Al-Qura University, Mecca, Saudi Arabia, September 13-19, 2014.

Co-Director, "Flannery O'Connor and the Mystery of Place: An International Conference," "All Hallows College and Seminary," Dublin, Ireland, July 24-26, 2014 (upcoming)

Co-Director, “Reason, Faith & Fiction: An International Flannery O’Connor Conference,” Santa Croce University, Rome, Italy, April 20, 21, 22, 2009.

Commission member, Gubernatorial Commission “Save the Cure” (involves creation and maintenance of Georgia stem cell umbilical cord blood bank)

Consulting: Spanish Translator, Early Intervention Program (Richmond, Burke, Columbia Counties)

Member, Accreditation Team for the American Academy of Liberal Education, (AALE), King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, October 2011

EUROPEAN STUDY ABROAD RESPONSIBILITIES
1993-2002: Founder and Director, "European Government and Culture Study Abroad," (Spain, England, Ireland) Georgia College & State University, 3-week summer program. Responsibilities include all phases of program operation: student recruitment, logistical planning,  accommodations arrangement, budget management, language translation, and academic design and testing.  Since its inception, the program has run successfully each consecutive years.

2002-Present: Director, "The European Union: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow," (Based in Strasbourg, France with excursions to Frankfurt, Stuttgart,  Brussels, NATO, SHAPE, Luxembourg, Paris, Switzerland.) Three week May program. Responsibilities include all phases of program operation: student recruitment, logistical planning, accommodations arrangement, budget management, and academic design and testing.

Present: Director, "Power Politics & Tolkien," (Study Abroad in Oxford and London),  July 2008 and will study the political philospohy embededed in the work of J.R.R. Tolkien, and in several plays of Shakespeare. Note: this course will be taught in New Zealand beginning May 2016

2003-present: Member, Steering Committee, University System of Georgia European Union Studies Certificate Program.

Present: Campus Representative for 3-year Title VI grant to establish interdisplinary on-line Transatlantic Studies major with with several European universities, involving seven pilot universities in the University of Georgia System.

ADDITIONAL ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE
Administrative Supervisor, Emergency Room/Regional Trauma Center, Talmadge Hospital, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia, March 1981-May 1984.

Numerous university committees, search committees both as chair and participant.

Carl Vinson Chair of Political Science & Public Administration planning, administrative, and budgeting

PUBLICATIONS
"Political Education for Public Servants: "Symposium: Teaching Public Policy and Administration" Policy Studies Journal, Vol. 8, No. 4, Summer, 1989.

"The Civic Education of Public Leaders: The Founders and John Dewey," in Teaching Public Policy and Administration, Peter Bergerson, ed., Greenwood Press, 1991.

"Teaching Administrative Ethics with Help From Jefferson," PS: Political Science and Politics, June, 1995. Vol. 28, No.2.

"The Hyppolytus, Public Administration, and the Need for Prudence." Teaching Ethics and Values in Public Administration Programs, James Bowman, ed., State University of New York Press, 1997.

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"John Dewey Revisited in an Age of Educational Decline," Political Science Reviewer, Volume XVIII, 1999.

"Ethics Aweigh! Teaching Ethics to Ship Bound Naval Officers Through Video-Teleconferencing" Public Integrity, Vol. I, No. I, Winter 1999.

Guest Editor, "A Symposium on Public and Private Morality, Introduction," Public Integrity, Spring 2001, Vol. III, No. II

Editor, The Moral of the Story: Literature and Public Ethics,  (Lexington Press, 2000).
http://www.lexingtonbooks.com/Catalog/SingleBook.shtml?command=Search&db=^DB/CATALOG.db&eqSKUdata=073910148X

"Shakespeare's Henry V and the Act of Ethical Reflection," in The Moral of the Story: Literature and Public Ethics,  (Lexington Press, 2000).

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Introductory Chapter: "Literature and Public Ethics," in The Moral of the Story: Literature and Public Ethics,  (Lexington Press, 2000).

"Flannery O'Connor's Teaching on the Nature of Evil in "The Lame Shall Enter First," in Faith, Reason, and Political Life Today, Peter Augustine Lawler & Dale McConkey, eds. (Lexington Books, February 2001)

"Mystery versus Modernity in Flannery O'Connor's Short Story 'A View of the Woods' " in Interpretation: A Journal of Political Philosophy, Winter 2001-02, Vol. 29, No. 2.

"Wingless Chickens: Flannery O'Connor on Nihilism in 'Good Country People' ", in Flannery O'Connor Review, Volume 2, 2004.

Return to Good and Evil: Flannery O'Connor's Response to Nihilism (Lexington Books, 2002)

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"Public Education," article in American Conservatism: An Encyclopedia, ISI Books, 2006).

"Re-thinking the Values of War: Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida" Public Integrity, Summer, 2006, in "Symposium: Leadership and Literature," Henry T. Edmondson III, Patrick Dobel, editors.

John Dewey and the Decline of American Education: How the Patron Saint of Schools Has Corrupted Teaching and Learning ( ISI Books, November 2005)

"Shakespeare and the Public Service, Symposium in the journal Public Integrity, Henry T. Edmondson III and Jerry Herbel, eds. (scheduled for publication 2015)

"Why Can't Hotspur Take a Joke: Leadership and Temperament in Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part I. In Public Integrity, (scheduled for publication, 2015)


UNDER CONTRACT & SUBMITTED : 
A Political Companion To Flannery O’Connor, Henry T. Edmondson III, ed., in "Political Companions to Great American Authors," (University Press of Kentucky, Expected publication date: late, 2016)

The Silent Symphony, The Resouncing Silence: St. John of the Cross and Daily Spirituality (Sapientia Press, late 2016)

The Proverbs Rosary (completed, under review)

WORK IN PROGRESS:
Shakespeare and the Public Service: Essays on Leadership, Literature and Ethics, Henry T. Edmondson III, ed. (in progress)

"Not Seeing is Believing: O'Connor, Hopkins & St. John of the Cross on the Virtue of Blindness" (forthcoming in edited collection, Riopi Press)

"'You Are Too Absolute': Shakespeare's Coriolanus  and the Problem of Moral Compromise” 



What Would Publius Do? Leadership Principles 
From The Federalist Papers
(in progress)


“Shakespeare’s Coriolanus, Jose Ortega y Gassett and the Problems of Leadership in a Democracy”


Imagining Europe: Essays on the Future of the European Union, co-editor with Peter Mentzel, Liberty Fund


“‘He Thinks He’s Jesus Christ!’ Flannery O’Connor, Russell Kirk, and the Problem of Misguided Humanitarianism,” in A Political Companion To Flannery O’Connor, (under contract and submitted for publication to University Press of Kentucky)

“Tanto Ergo (Ridiculum) Sacramentum: Flannery O’Connor on the Meaning of Sacrament” (ready for review)

BOOK REVIEWS
Perspectives on Politics
Public Integrity

JOURNAL REFEREE
Southeastern Political Science Review
Political Papers: An International Journal of Philosophy
Perspectives on Politics
Editorial Board, Board of Directors, Crisis in Education (CIE)

TRANSLATIONS
"A Place in the World: Delinquency and the Search for Liberty in Cervantes' Rinconete and Cortadillo," by Juan Jose Sendin Vinagre, Translated by Henry T. Edmondson III,  The Moral of the Story: Literature and Public Ethics,  (Lexington Press, 2000).

"Leading By Example in Cervante's Death Bed Novel the Persiles," in Perspectives in Political Science, translated and edited by Henry T. Edmondson III

CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION/LECTURES
Participant, “Liberty and Individual Responsibility in the Upanishads and Bhagavad Gita,” Liberty Fund Colloquium, La Jolla, California, May 7-9, 2015 (forthcoming)

Participant, “Conquista, Convivencia and Reconquista,” Liberty Fund Colloquium,” La Jolla, California, March 12-14, 2015.

Kellogg Task Force on Governance, Research Assistant, Fall 1985-Summer 1987. Research was concerned with such topics as political education, the undergraduate curriculum, "writing across the curriculum" programs, educational philosophies, critical thinking, higher education reform. Funded by Kellogg Foundation.

"Institutional Incentives to Civic Learning," presented at Faculty Colloquium on The Modern University," Holiday Inn, Athens, Ga., November, 1986; published February 1987, by Institute of Higher Education with Prof. Lief Carter as co-author.

"The Educational Philosophy of John Dewey in Light of the Founder's Intentions," presented at Georgia Political Science Association Meeting in February, 1987.

"Education Toward Character in Public Administration," presented at Nineteenth Annual Southeastern Conference of the American Society for Public Administration, New Orleans, La., October, 1987.

"The Founders, John Dewey, and Education for Public Affairs," The Eleventh National Conference on Teaching Public Administration, Atlanta, Ga., March, 1988. (Best Paper Award)

Panel Chair: "Education Policy," Twentieth Annual Southeastern Conference of the American Society of Public Administration, Birmingham, Al., October, 1988.

Best Paper Awards Committee, 12th National Conference on Teaching Public Administration, Federal Executive Institute, Charlottesville, Va., March, 1989.

Discussant, panel: "Politics and Education," Georgia Political Science Association Meeting, February, 1990.

"Dewey's Ethics: A Problem of Accountability," Georgia Political Science Association Meeting, Savannah, Ga., February, 1991.

"The Moral Goal of Administrative Ethics," 14th annual conference on Teaching Public Administration," The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tenn., February, 1991.

Participant: Claremont Liberty Fund Conference, "Law, Morality, and Liberty," The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe, Rancho Santa Fe, Ca., July 21-26, 1991.

Speaker: "The Right to Bear Arms," Georgia College, Sept. 24, 1991, at "The Bill of Rights" Series, sponsored by National Endowment for the Arts and Georgia Humanities Council.

Panel Chair: "Constitutional Issues for the Nineties." Georgia Political Science Association Meeting, Savannah, Ga., February, 1992.

"The Second Amendment, The Framers Intent and State Court Interpretations." Georgia Political Science Association Meeting, Savannah, Ga., February 1992.

Discussant: American Political Science Association, Boston, MA. September, 1998.

Discussant, conference on "Religion, Politics, and Community" March, 1999. Berry College.

Panel Chair and Discussant, "Politics and the Modern Novel" APSA September 1999, Atlanta, Ga.

Ethics 2000: Dimensions of Ethics in the New Millennia, The Third Public Sector Ethics Conference, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon, "Shakespeare's Henry V, and the Importance of Ethical Reflection."

Participant, "The Dewey-Hutchins Debates," Socratic Seminar, Liberty Fund, August 2000, Essex Junction, Vt.

Participant, "Liberty, Individuality, and Responsibility in Douglass, Washington, DuBois and Ellison," Socratic Seminar, Liberty Fund, January 2001, Tucson, Arizona

Participant, "Freedom, Servitude, and the Good Life in Literature and Philosophy," Socratic Seminar, Liberty Fund, March 2001, Savannah, Ga.

Participant, "Herodotus' Histories," Socratic Seminar, Liberty Fund, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, July, 2001

Participant, "T.S. Eliot," Socratic Seminary, Liberty Fund, Key West, Fl., January, 2002.

"Rethinking the Values of War: Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida", American Political Science Association Meeting, Washington, D.C., August, 2002.

"Flannery O'Connor and the Mystery of Suffering,"  Southeastern Region of the Conference on Christianity and Literature, Mercer University, April, 2003.

"The European Union: Who, What, When, Where, and How?," Schiller International University, Strasbourg, France, May, 2003

Participant, "Providence & Liberty" (Aeschylus, Cicero, Book of Isaiah), Socratic Seminar, Pasadena, Calif., July, 2003

Panel Chair, American Political Science Association Meeting, Philadelphia, August 2003

Presenter, "Re-Thinking the Values of War: The Trojan Battle Camp Deliberations in Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida," American Political Science Association Meeting, Boston, September 2002.

"We're not in Philadelphia Anymore: The EU Constitution of 2003," Georgia Political Science Association Meeting, Callaway Gardens, November, 2003 (forthcoming)

Participant, Liberty Fund Colloquium, "C.S. Lewis," Scottsdale, Arizona, January, 2004 

Participant, Liberty Fund Colloquium, "Jane Austen and Flaubert," Natchez, Mississippi, March, 2004. (forthcoming)

"Trojan Horse in the School: John Dewey's Influence on American Education," Mercer University, January 13, 2004

Director, Liberty Fund Colloquium, "Ancient Paradox, Modern Folly" Tucson, Arizona (forthcoming, November, 2004)

"John Dewey and the Decline of American Education," Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain, Scottish Chapter, University of Edinburgh, December, 2005.

"The European Union Constitution: Where Do They Go From Here?" Constitution Day University-wide Address, Georgia College & State University

Director, Liberty Fund Conference: "Liberty and Constitution-Making," (comparison of U.S. and EU proposed constitutions) Hilton Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, September 13-16, 2008. Conference will include 17 participants from the U.S., Ireland, France, Germany and Spain.

Participant, "Constitutional Thought of Robert Jackson," Sausalito, California, March 13-17, 2008.

Participant, "Liberty and the Thought of Lance Banning," Liberty Fund Seminar, March 27-31, 2008

Participant, "Russell Kirk & T.S. Eliot," Liberty Fund Socratic Seminar, Indianapolis, Indiana, April 3-6, 2008.

Participant, "Sources of Eighteenth Century Constitutionalism," Liberty Fund Conference, San Diego, April 17-21, 2008.

Participant, "Jacques Maritain and Christopher Dawson," Liberty Fund Conference, Cleveland, Ohio, April 24-27, 2008.

Participant, "John Stenbeck's East of Eden, " Liberty Fund Conference, Santa Cruz, California, May 15-18, 2008.

Director, Liberty Fund Conference: "Democracy and Its Tension With Liberty" (Jose Ortega y Gasset) Big Sky Resort, Big Sky Montana, August 21-24, 2008

"’Tatum Ergo (Ridiculum) Sacramentum’: Flannery O'Connor on the Meaning of Sacrament," American Literature Association Meeting, Savannah, Ga., October 2-5, 2008.

"The European Union and Political Philosophy: Something Old or Something New?" Georgia Political Science Association Meeting, Savannah, Ga., November 13-15, 2008 (forthcoming)

Participant: Liberty Fund Conference, “The Mendicant Orders and Liberty,” Clear Point, Alabama, December 6-9, 2008.

Participant: Liberty Fund Conference, “James Graham Wilson and the Spanish Traditionalists,” Savannah Georgia, January 17-20, 2009.

Director: Liberty Fund Conference, “Alexander Hamilton and Executive Power and the Engine of Liberty,” Indianapolis, In. June 11-14, 2009.

Participant: Liberty Fund Conference, “Emerson & Nietzsche,” Big Sky, Montana, July 9-12, 2009.

Participant: Liberty Fund Conference, “Dystopian Literature and the Challenge to Liberty,” The Harvard Inn, Cambridge Massachusetts, July, 23-26, 2009.

Participant: Watson Brown Foundation/T.R.R. Cobb House, “The Pro-Slavery Arguments of T.R.R. Cobb,” Athens, Ga. September, 21-23 2009.

“Shakespeare’s Coriolanus, Jose Ortega y Gassett and the Challenge of Democracy,” February 10, 2008, San Pablo University CEU, Madrid Spain.

Participant, Liberty Fund Conference, “Markets, Federalism and Education Reform,” November 5-8, 2009.

Participant, Liberty Fund Conference, May, 2010, “Markets and Higher Education, “Colorado Springs, Co.

Participant, Liberty Fund Conference, May, 2010, “The Free Market Place of Ideas,” Indianapolis, In.

“Why Hotspur Can’t Take A Joke: Leadership and Humorlessness in Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Part I,” Noon Lecture Series, delivered at 75th Oregon Shakespeare Festival, August 25, 2010.

Director, Liberty Fund Conference, “Franz Kafka, Responsibility, and Liberty,” March 24-27, 2011, New Orleans, La.

Participant, Liberty Fund Conference, “Shakespeare’s Martial Virtues,” Seattle, Wa., June, 2012 

Participant, Liberty Fund Conference, “Rousseau’s Emile, La Jolla, Ca., Augusta, 2012 

Director, "The American Founders and Education for Republican Liberty,"  Liberty Fund Colloquium, October 2012, Indianapolis, In., Liberty Fund Colloquium.

Participant, "Liberty and Equality," Tucson Arizona, January 17-20, 2013, Liberty Fund Colloquium.

Participant, "Shakespeare and Machiavelli: Comedy and Statesmanship," February 9-12, 2012, San Diego, Ca., Liberty Fund Colloquium.

Director, "The American Founders and Education for Republican Liberty," Indianapolis, In. October 11-14, 2012.

Participant, Education "Ideals and Practices, " Liberty Fund Colloquium, August, 8-11, 2013, Park City Utah.

Participant, "Constitutionalism and Liberty," Liberty Fund Colloquium, March 7-10, 2013, Indianapolis, In.

Participant, "Shakespeare's British Monarchy and the Conditions of Liberty," Liberty Fund Colloquium, March 28-31, 2013, Irving, Texas

Participant, "Dimensions of Evil and Its Impact on Liberty," Liberty Fund Colloquium, April 11-14, 2013, Wentworth by the Sea, New Castle, NH.

Discussion Leader, "The Emancipation Proclamation at 150 Years," Liberty Fund Colloquium, Santa Barbara, Ca., September 26-29,  2013.

Participant, "Measuring Man in Goethe's Faust I", Liberty Fund Colloquium, Feburary 6-9, 2014, Hermosa Beach, Ca.

Director, "Russian Literature, Political Change, and Liberty" Liberty Fund Colloquium, February 20-23, 2014, San Diego, Ca.

Lecture: "La Etica de Aristoteles y el Liderazgo" (Aristotle's Ethics and Leadership), April 29, 30, 2014, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Spain. (forthcoming)

Participant, "Mind, Meaning and Economics," Liberty Fund Colloquium, May 29-June 1, 2014, Indianapolis, Indiana

FLANNERY O'CONNOR TALKS/LECTURES

Conference Committee, “Andalusia in Andalusia: An International Flannery O’Connor Conference, Loyola University, Seville, Spain, July, 2017 (forthcoming).

Paper Presentation (Poster Session) "Flannery's O'Connor's Teaching on the Nature of Evil," "Politics and Literature Section, APSA September 2000, Washington, D.C.

Lecturer, "Gerard Manley Hopkins, Flannery O'Connor and Silence," 16th Annual Gerard Manley Hopkins Conference, Monasterevin, Ireland, July, 2003

"'Splattered Brains': Flannery O'Connor on Mortality as the Basis of Equality", American Political Science Association Meeting, Philadelphia, August, 2003

Presenter, "Flannery O'Connor's Political Philosophy in "The Enduring Chill," American Political Science Association Meeting, San Francisco, Calif., September, 2001

"Flannery O'Connor and the Death of God," delivered at University of Aberdeen, Scotland; December, 2003.

"Flannery O'Connor and the Death of God," delivered at Regents-Park College, Oxford University, December, 2003.

"Flannery O'Connor and Grace" Mercer University, January 13, 2004

"Return to Good and Evil: Flannery O'Connor's Response to Nihilism," University of Glasgow, Scotland, February 14, 2005

"Flannery O'Connor and the 'Death of God,': The American Context" University of Hull, England, February 11, 2005

"Good Country Philosophy: Why I Find Flannery O'Connor Intriguing," Andalusia, Milledgeville, Ga. Co-Sponsored by the Flannery O'Connor Review at GC&SU and the Flannery O'Connor--Andalusia Foundation, Inc.   February 7, 2006.

"Benedict XVI, Flannery O'Connor, and the Problem of Modernity," The Vatican Forum, Rome, Italy, January 16, 2007.

"Flannery O'Connor, Aquinas and the Question of Evil," The North American College, Rome, Italy, January 17, 2007.

"Literature and the European Union Constitution," at "Literature and Politics: The 50th Anniversary of the Treaty of Rome," Friday, March 30, 2007, Duquesne University.

"Por Qué Leer Flannery O'Connor en España?" Universidad Complutense Madrid (U.C.M), April, 2007.

"Flannery O'Connor and American Conservatism" Emory University, September 26, 2007

"La Literatura y La Politica: el caso de Flannery O'Connor," University of Valencia, Spain, November 2007.

"Stories About Nothing: Nihilism in the Short Stories of Flannery O'Connor and William Faulkner," Flannery O'Connor Conference, Milledgeville, Ga., April 5, 2008.

“‘Tatum Ego (Ridiculum) Sacramentum’: Flannery O’Connor on the Nature of Sacrament,” American Literature Association Meeting, Savannah, Ga., September, 2008.

“Flannery O’Connor, The Europeans, and the Meaning of Heroism,” Rome, Italy, April, 20, 2009 

“‘Grace is Everywhere’”: Flannery O’Connor’s Short Story ‘A Temple of the Holy Spirit’” (February, 2010, Southern Catholic College)

“O’Connor and the French Novelists”, Assumption College, April, 2010 

Flannery O’Connor and Cormac McCarthy: Are They Fundamentally Alike in All Unimportant Respects?” June, 2012, University of Madrid 

“Why Flannery O’Connor Read Kafka and Why She Couldn’t Finish Him,” Conference, Milledgeville, Ga., April 2012

“If O’Connor is ‘Kafkaesque’ Does That Mean That Kafka is ‘O’Connoresque’?” Loyola University, Chicago, Il., October, 2012

"Flannery O’Connor’s Idea of Grace “Compared To The Air We Breathe”: Hopkins Sublime Poems and O’Connor’s Grotesque Stories, " Gerard Manley Hopkins Literary Festival, Dublin, Ireland, July 2013 

"Death and Grace in the Works of Flannery O'Connor and Gerard Manley Hopkins," Gerard Manley Hopkins Literary Festival, Newbridge, Ireland, 2014, July 21, 2014 (forthcoming)

"A Question of Grace: If Flannery O'Connor is Kafkaesque Does That Mean That Kafka is O'Connoresque?" Flannery O'Connor and the Mystery of Place: An International Flannery O'Connor Conference on the 50th Anniversary of Her Death," All Hallows College, Dublin Ireland, July 24-26, 2014.

UNIVERSITY SERVICE
Chair, numerous faculty searches, tenure and promotion committees.

Chair, Department of Government Tenure and Promotion Committee, 2006-present

Recent service includes Chairman of University-Wide Committee on "Area B," involving reform of core curriculum. Conclusions included a freshman/sophomore critical thinking (informal logic) requirement of all GC&SU students.

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
American Society of Public Administrators, American Political Science Association, Georgia Political Science Association, Fellowship of Catholic Scholars, American Maritain Association.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
University of Georgia (Instructor: 1984-1988)

Oglethorpe University, Atlanta (Instructor: Summer 1987, Summer 1988)

Georgia College & State University (Professor: Fall 1988 to present)

Lead teacher and faculty liaison, Carl Vinson Center for Naval Distance Education, 1997-2000; Pentagon-sponsored pilot project involving graduate classes delivered to Naval officers aboard Nimitz-class nuclear carriers. Project included two-week class "Ethics and Leadership" on board the USS Carl Vinson  during deployment in the Pacific Ocean. Also included teaching course on ethics (via teleconferencing) to Naval officers during military conflict in Operation Desert Fox in Persian Gulf.

Collaborator with Professor Franz Kohout and Professor Peter Merck, the University of Munich, Germany, in designing "European Union Law & Legal Systems," a web-ct course scheduled to be taught jointly to students of USG students and University of Munich.

Grant Recipient, Fall, 2002, from Apple Computers, for technology application to course "War, Politics, and Shakespeare." (See article:

http://maccentral.macworld.com/news/2003/04/28/ipodinnovation/ )

CONSULTING
Georgia Public Safety Training Center, Forsyth, Ga. (management personnel practices, management liability)

Georgia Department of Education (moral, health and civic education in public schools)

Guest Columnist: Augusta Chronicle, Atlanta Journal, Milledgeville Union-Recorder

Consultant/Translator, Early Intervention Program, (translate for special needs/special education therapists and coordinators with immigrant families (listed above)

LANGUAGES
Latin (research), Classical Greek (research) , New Testament Greek (research), Spanish (fluent,: research, reading, conversation)

PERSONAL
Wife: Dorothy Marie 

Children: Nathan Henry, Erin Elizabeth, James Jason, Kerrie Katrina

PASTIMES
Backpacking, Camping, Birding, Fly Fishing, Photography.

COMMUNITY SERVICE
Gubernatorial Commision on "Newborn Umbilical Cord Blood Research and Medical Treatement," State of Georgia, 2006-7

Adult CCD Director, St. Joseph's Catholic Church

Study and Retreat  to Augusta Deanery Hispanic Community,  March-April, 1999 "El Castillo Interior", Santa Teresa de Avila, St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Augusta, Ga.

Lenten Series, Augusta Deanery, March 2000: St. Teresa of Avila's Way of Perfection

Lenten Series, Augusta Deanery, March 2001: "The Resounding Silence: St. John of the Cross's Response to 'Pay-Per-View' "

REFERENCES
Available Upon Request


© Hank Edmondson 2012