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Richard J. Bishirjian, was Founding President and Professor of Government at Yorktown University from 2000 to 2016. He earned a B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh and a Ph.D. in Government and International Studies from the University of Notre Dame under the direction of Gerhart Niemeyer. While a graduate student at Notre Dame he studied under Eric Voegelin. After completing graduate work at Notre Dame, he did advanced study with Michael Oakeshott at the London School of Economics.

Dr. Bishirjian taught at colleges and universities in Indiana, Texas and New York and is the author of a history of political theory, editor of A Public Philosophy Reader and The Conservative Rebellion (2015) and The Coming Death and Future Resurrection of American Higher Education (2017), published by St. Augustine’s Press.

Dr. Bishirjian is the author of professional essays in The Political Science Reviewer, Modern Age, Review of Politics, Anamnesis and The Imaginative Conservative. He has published topical essays in Chronicles and the American Spectator.

For many years,  Dr. Bishirjian served as an Editorial Advisor, and frequent contributor, to Modern Age, a quarterly journal founded by Russell Kirk.  Dr. Bishirjian is completing a novel titled “Coda,” a story about national politics, Presidential ambitions, personal tragedy and rebirth and has completed a study of American democracy in an era of “Celebrity.”


The Southern Philosopher: Collected Essays of John William Corrington                                     by Allen Mendenhall, Anamnesis, September 2017.

The Coming Death and Future Resurrection of American Higher Education,                           St. Augustine’s Press, 2017.

The Conservative Rebellion, St. Augustine’s Press, 2015

Leo Strauss and the American Political Religion, Modern Age (Fall 2014), pp.  7-18

“The Death of Conservatism” by Sam Tanenhaus. Modern Age, Vol. 52,                                     No.3, Summer, 2010, pp. 243-245.

Quantification and Intelligence Testing,” Humanitas, Vol. 22, Nos. 1 & 2,                                 2009,  pp.  185-192.

Why I am a conservative,” Modern Age, Summer 2007, Vol. 49, No. 3.

The United States in the World Arena,” Modern Age, Winter 2007.

Origins and End of the New World Order,” Modern Age,  (Summer 2004).






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