Quinnipiac University

Thornton Lockwood is an Associate Professor of philosophy at Quinnipiac University and the Program Director of the First Year Seminar. He received a BA in history from Hamilton College, a MA in the Liberal Arts from St. John’s College (Annapolis), and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Boston University. His scholarly research focuses on ancient Greek and Roman ethical and political thought. He has co-edited two volumes, Aristote Politique VII: La constitution « selon nos vœux » (Polis, 2019) and Aristotle’s Politics: A Critical Guide (Cambridge University Press, 2015). His research on Aeschylus, Plato, Aristotle, and Cicero has been published in journals such as Phronesis, the Journal of the History of Philosophy, Interpretation, Apeiron, Ancient Philosophy, and Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie. He is also the Editor in Chief of the peer-reviewed journal Polis: The Journal for Ancient Greek and Roman Political Thought. He has attended the 10th Annual Commandant’s National Security Program at the Army War College and served as a grant reviewer for the National Endowment for the Humanities’ “Dialogues of War” initiative. His teaching interests include Greek and Roman history, ethics, global justice, and the philosophy of war and peace. In Spring 2018 he organized at Quinnipiac University a film series entitled “War and Peace (and Film)” to accompany his philosophy of war and peace class and explore how the narrative of film makes sense of issues like pacifism, humanitarian intervention, asymmetrical conflict, and the experience of veterans. The course was selected as one of only two CAS participants in the Innovation Expo celebrating President Olian’s inauguration and in Spring 2020 the film series will be recreated as a CAS Integrative Capstone (whose movie screenings are open to the university community).


  • BA, Hamilton College
  • MA, St. Johns College MD
  • PHD, Boston University


  • Philosophy

Office Location

  • College of Arts & Sciences 3 108

Mail Drop

  • CL-AC3