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Richard J, Bishirjian was Founding President and Professor of Government at Yorktown University from 2000-2016. 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.

Dr. Bishirjian was Gerhart Niemeyer’s teaching assistant at Notre Dame. He was an assistant professor in the Department of Politics at the University of Dallas in Texas, chairman of the Political Science Department at the College of New Rochelle in New York and founder of Yorktown University where he served as President and Professor of government from 2000-2016 .

He served as a political appointee in the Reagan Administration and in the Administration of George H. W.  Bush.

He is the editor of A Public Philosophy Reader and author of three books, The Development of Political Theory, The Conservative Rebellion and The Coming Death and Future Resurrection of American Higher Education. His most recent work, “Coda,” is a novel published by En Route Books and three scholarly studies.  Ennobling Encounters, Rise and Fall of the American Empire and Conscience and Power. Ennobling Encounters will be published by En Route Books in Summer 2021.

Dr. Bishirjian’s essays have been published in Forbes, The Political Science Reviewer, Modern Age, Review of Politics, Chronicles, the American Spectator and The Imaginative Conservative.


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

Leo Strauss and the American Political Religion,” Modern Age,  (June 2015).

Why I Am a Conservative,” Modern Age,  (Summer 2007).

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


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