Charlotte Thomas

Mercer University

Charlotte Thomas earned her B.A. at Mercer University, her M.A. and Ph.D. at Emory, and has been on the faculty at Mercer since 1994. Her philosophical interests include Ancient Political Philosophy, Philosophy and the Arts, and Classical Liberalism. She mainly teaches History of Philosophy, Ethics, and Great Books on campus, and she has directed Philosophy and Art study abroad programs since 2000. She is director of the Philosophy, Politics, and Economics program and the co-director of the Center for America’s Founding Principles, in which capacity she leads faculty/student reading groups, organizes lectures, conferences, and summer workshops, and directs study abroad opportunities for High School teachers interested in developing their use of primary texts and seminar pedagogies. Currently, her research focuses on the middle books of Plato’s Republic.