Teaching Materials, collaborative and solo

Online Courses and Course Material

Becoming a Leader: From Telemachus to T’Challa (Spring 2019)
American Pi: Ancient Leadership in the Era of Donald Trump (August 2017)Beyond the Boundaries of Fantasia: An Ancient Imagining of the Future of Leadership (August 2016)
On Using Borges’ “El Muerto” to Guard against Bad Leadership” (Spring 2019, with Dr. Mac Williams)
Gendered Mentorship across Cultures: Becoming a Leader in the Odyssey and Disney’s Moana” (June 8, 2018)
Commentary on Athena’s Mentoring of Telemachus in the Odyssey

On Pedagogy, Leadership, and Higher Education

Studying the humanities seems to increase the frequency and quality of certain leadership behavior (maybe a lot)” (Spring 2019)
Saving Higher Education (in part) by Translating Leadership Study into Leadership Practice” (Spring 2019)
Leadership and the Liberal Arts: toward a fuller understanding of freedom” (September 8, 2016)
The Uniprez: A Socratic Dialogue (or What Does It Mean to Train a Leader?)” (February 11, 2016)
College Could and Should be Like a Star Wars Movie: A Proposal to Make Higher Education a Heroic Journey” (October 30, 2015)
How to Balance Life’s Five Great Stories (or Why You Shouldn’t Work for the NSA)” (October 3, 2015)

On Ideal or Idealized Leadership

Loving Humanity, Learning, and Being Honored: The Foundations of Leadership in Xenophon’s Education of Cyrus (2012)

Cyrus’ Paradise: The World’s First Collaborative Online Commentary to an Ancient Text (2011-)

On Psychopathic Leadership

Our Ancient Ambivalence toward the Psychopathic Leader–and how we may overcome it (Part One)” (March 12, 2015)
Trumping the Sword of Damocles (Part Two)” (March 20, 2015)
Self-confidence over Self-knowledge: Grandiosity in Psychopathic Leadership (Part Three)” (March 27, 2015)
The Psychopathic Trolley Switch: Instrumental Aggression and Dehumanization in Leadership (Part Four)” (April 19, 2015)

Puss in Boots: Great Leader, Psychopath, or Both?” (May 10, 2017)

Alcibiades as a “Hub” for Exploring Psychopathic Leadership across Academic Disciplines” (June 24, 2016) 


Times Higher Education, “The Howard University Classics professor discusses his conservative upbringing, his move from science to the humanities and the need for better leadership” (July 11, 2019)
What if Xenophon were your executive coach?” (March 3, 2019, with Forbes’ blogger, Brook Manville)
Podcast interview with Andrew Zwerneman, President of the Cana Academy (March 14, 2019)
YouTube interview with Ricardo Lopes, “The Dissenter” (May 3, 2018)
YouTube interview with Claudia Filos of the Center for Hellenic Studies (May 4, 2014)

Podcast: The Art of Leadership

In this podcast I speak to a diverse range of leaders on how the humanities informs their leadership.

Miscellaneous Leadership

Faculty Profile Page at Howard University

Academia.edu Page

Medium.com Page

Videos on YouTube

42 Years/24 Happinesses” (May 9, 2018). This is a description of different forms of happiness, or what might be thought of as some of the final conditions which leaders can help others reach.
A Manifesto on Leadership Study and Training and the Role of the Ancient World” (May 22, 2017)
The Civic and Social Benefits of an Ancient Leadership Conversation Table: A Case Study at the Cosmos Club in Washington, DC