Professor Daniel J. Mahoney, Ph.D., Selected as First Augustine Chair in Distinguished Scholarship

Daniel J. Mahoney, Ph.D., professor of political science at Assumption College, has been selected to serve as the first Augustine Chair in Distinguished Scholarship. The Augustine Chair was recently established with the support of anonymous benefactor to honor a faculty member whose publications and research has gained national and international recognition, and whose contributions to academic discourse demonstrate the high academic standards of Assumption College.

Professor Mahoney has served Assumption for 25 years and was the winner of the inaugural Presidential Award for Excellence in Scholarship in 2008. He has compiled an impressive record of research and publication that includes authoring six books, editing 12 others and publishing more than 55 articles and 60 book reviews. In addition, he was awarded the Prix Raymond Aron in 1999 and is frequently called upon to address scholarly academic conferences both in the United States and abroad.

“I am proud to recognize Professor Mahoney as our first Augustine Chair, an honor that demonstrates the importance of the teacher-scholar model in the pursuit of academic excellence,” said Assumption President Francesco Cesareo. “His national and international reputation and unflagging pursuit of knowledge demonstrate the academic rigor of Assumption College and our commitment to provide our students with the finest liberal arts education.”

Mahoney will be formally inaugurated into the Augustine Chair in the fall semester.

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