William B. Parsons, ’98 is currently Assistant Professor of Political Science and Chair of the Department of Political Science at Carroll College of Montana. Other duties include serving as the director of the Constitutional Studies Center, Carroll College’s pre-law advisor, and the director of Carroll’s Honors Scholars Program. After UMaine, he attended graduate school at the University of Toronto with a specialization in political theory. His dissertation was entitled “The Conscience of Liberalism: A Comparison of the Political Thought of Thomas Paine and John Locke.” He also taught as a visiting professor at James Madison University from 2006-2007. He has numerous publications in academic journals and edited collections. In addition he a Fellow at the Jack Miller Center and the recipient of the 2011 Review of Politics Award, for best paper in normative political theory, awarded at the Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Political Science Association.