James F. Pontuso is teaching The American Political Tradition, a course in the Politics Department. He has authored or edited seven books and published more than one-hundred articles, reviews, and essays. His latest book, “Nature's Virtue,” was published by St. Augustine's Press in 2019. He has taught or lectured in a dozen countries including as John Adams Fellow at the University of London, Fulbright scholar Czech Republic, and visiting Professor at the American University of Iraq - Sulaimani. Until his retirement in June 2022, he was Patterson Professor in the Government Department at Hampden-Sydney College.