John Patrick Coby

Esther Booth Wiley 1934 Professor of Government

Pat Coby

Contact & Office Hours

Fall 2017
Monday, 1–3 p.m.
Wednesday, 1–2 p.m.

Seelye Hall 407

413-585-3555

Education

Ph.D., M.A., B.A., University of Dallas

Biography

Patrick Coby teaches courses in political theory and American political thought. He studied at the University of Dallas and the University of North Carolina and taught previously at Kenyon College and Idaho State University. He has authored five books and numerous articles and reviews. He is the recipient of the Smith College Faculty Teaching Award, the Sherrerd Prize for Distinguished Teaching and the Board of Trustees Honored Professor Award.


Selected Publications

America's Founding: The Constitutional Convention of 1787

Thomas Cromwell: Machiavellian Statecraft and the English Revolution

Henry VIII and the Reformation Parliament

Machiavelli's Romans: Liberty and Greatness in the Discourses on Livy

Socrates and the Sophistic Enlightenment: A Commentary on Plato's Protagoras