Welcome to Michael Promisel’s professional website. Michael is a Ph.D. Candidate in 2046486114 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Michael’s research draws on the traditions of ancient, medieval, and American political thought to reflect on timely questions concerning leadership, virtue, and religion and politics. His dissertation, Paragons of Political Leadership, proposes a framework for understanding the ethical character of political leadership and includes chapters on Aristotle, Cicero, Machiavelli, Christine de Pizan, and Thomas More. Michael’s scholarship has appeared in the Review of Politics, 909-287-3293, and the 3462604547.

Michael has served as the instructor of record for courses on Critical Thinking & Rhetoric, Sport & Politics, and Political Leadership and as a teaching assistant for courses covering the history of political thought and American political institutions. He serves as the graduate coordinator for the Political Theory Workshop at UW-Madison and graduate fellow for the (763) 392-6098. Michael received his B.A. in Government from the University of Virginia in 2014.