Nathan Schlueter

Hillsdale College Honors Nathan Schlueter With Daugherty Teaching Award

Professor of philosophy and religion recognized for teaching excellence at Spring Convocation

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Hillsdale, Mich. – Hillsdale College awarded the Daugherty Award for Teaching Excellence to professor of philosophy and religion Nathan Schlueter during the College’s Spring Convocation on April 5, 2018.

“Dr. Schlueter has shown incredible dedication in the classroom over the course of his time at Hillsdale,” said David Whalen, Hillsdale College provost. “We’re proud to celebrate his contributions to the College and to his students.”

Schlueter joined the Hillsdale College faculty in 2005 as an assistant professor of politics. He has taught courses on a wide range of topics including ethics, politics, literature, theology and history. He has authored two books, Selfish Libertarians and Socialist Conservatives? The Foundations of the Libertarian Conservative Debate and One Dream or Two? Justice in America and in the Thought of Martin Luther King, Jr.; and edited The Humane Vision of Wendell Berry with co-editor Mark Mitchell.

He has been published in a variety of academic journals, including Modern Age, Perspectives on Political Science, Cistercian Studies Quarterly, The Catholic Social Science Review, Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture, Catholic Social Thought, Social Science and Social Policy: An Encyclopedia and others. His work has also been published online in The Witherspoon Institute’s Public Discourse and National Review. Schlueter earned his bachelor’s degree from Miami University and both his master’s and doctorate from University of Dallas.

Named for elementary and secondary school teacher Emily Daugherty, the Daugherty Award for Teaching Excellence honors those who have exemplified her commitment to growing knowledge, wisdom and virtue in students. The honor has been awarded to 21 other Hillsdale professors. Hallmarks of teaching excellence include mastery of subject matter, dedication to profession and craft, excellent communication skills, sensitivity to student understanding of subject matter, academic advising at an exceptional level, display of academic rigor and demand for excellence and recognition of duty to help students develop responsible freedom of thought and choice.

About Hillsdale College

Hillsdale College is an independent liberal arts college located in southern Michigan. Founded in 1844, the College has built a national reputation through its classical liberal arts core curriculum and its principled refusal to accept federal or state taxpayer subsidies, even indirectly in the form of student grants or loans. It also conducts an outreach effort promoting civil and religious liberty, including a free monthly speech digest, Imprimis, with a circulation of more than 5.7 million. For more information, visit

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