Wendell John Coats


Professor of Government

Joined Connecticut College: 1984

Education
B.A., Ph.D., University of Colorado

Specializations

History of Western political philosophy from Plato to the present

W. John Coats Jr. was the recipient of the College's 2003 Nancy Batson Nisbet Rash Faculty Research Award for excellence in academic research.

He delivered a talk "The Liberal Arts Academy: A Minority Report."

Professor Coats is the author of The Activity of Politics (1989), A Theory of Republican Character (1994), Statesmanship (1995), Oakeshott and His Contemporaries (2000), Political Theory and Practice (2003), Montaigne's Essais (2004) and Armed Force and Moderate Political Life (2008) and co-author of The Poetic Character of Human Activity (2012).

He has received research grants from the Earhart Foundation, NEH, the U.S. Institute of Peace and the Institute for Educational Affairs.

Visit the government department website.

Majoring in Government. 



Contact Wendell John Coats

Mailing Address

Wendell John Coats
Connecticut College
Box #5425
270 Mohegan Ave.
New London, CT 06320

Office

416 Fanning Hall