William Atto

Honored Visiting Graduate Faculty
Ashbrook Center
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 William Atto is Associate Professor of History at the University of Dallas. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Arkansas, Fayetville.  His specialties include United States History with an emphasis on Nineteenth Century America, as well as the American Political, Military, and Intellectual History. 

Research Areas

19th Century America
US Military History
US Intellectual History


Ph.D. - University of Arkansas, 2000
M.A. - University of Arkansas, 1993
B.A. - University of Arkansas, 1990

Courses Taught

AHG 505 - The Progressive Era
AHG 611 - The American Way of War

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Scott Yenor is Professor of Political Science and Chair of the Department of Political Science at Boise State University. He teaches courses in political philosophy and has also published on a variety of subjects, including the Scottish Enlightenment, the philosophic status of revealed religion, American literature, and the family in modern political thought. His most recent book, Family Politics: The Idea of Marriage in Modern Political Thought, was published in 2011.