Faculty Profile for Dr. Kenneth L Grasso

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Dr. Kenneth L Grasso
Chair - Professor — Political Science
THH 355
phone: (512) 245-2143

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Grasso, K. L. (n.d.). The New Politics of the American Public Orthodoxy. In B. C. S. Watson (Ed.), Diversity, Conformity and Conscience in America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.
  • Grasso, K. L. (2017). Catholics and the New American Public Order. Catholic Social Science Review, 22(2017), 137–144.
  • Grasso, K. L. (2016). Review Essay: Religious Freedom in the Dock. Modern Age. Modern Age.
  • Grasso, K. L. (2016). Catholic Ties to the American Public Order Continue to Unravel. Crisis Magazine. Retrieved from http://www.crisismagazine.com/2016/precarious-catholic-relationship-american-public-order
  • Grasso, K. L. (2015). From Articles of Peace to Kulturkampf: The HHS Mandate and the Problem of Religious Pluralism in America. In S. M. Krason (Ed.), The Crisis of Religious Liberty (pp. 125–144). Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Dean’s Award for Scholarly/Creative Activities, College of Liberal Arts. 2012
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Pius XI Award for Contributions to Catholic Social Thought, Society of Catholic Social Scientists. 2011
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Foundations of Excellence Award, Texas State Student Foundation. 2005
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Outstanding Teaching in Political Science, American Political Science Association and Pi Sigma Alpha. September 1998
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Favorite Professor, Alpha Chi. 2018

Selected Grants

  • Grasso, Kenneth L. Liberty and Religious Toleration in the Thought of John Locke, Liberty Fund. (Funded: 2015). Grant.
  • Grasso, Kenneth L. Liberty and Responsibility in the Political Economy of Bertrand de Jouvenel, Liberty Fund. (Funded: 2013). Grant.
  • Grasso, Kenneth L. The Idea of Liberty in the Burke-Paine Debate, Liberty Fund. (Funded: 2012). Grant.
  • Grasso, Kenneth L. Liberty and Responsibility in Jouvenel’s On Power, Liberty Fund. (Funded: 2011). Grant.
  • Grasso, Kenneth L. Liberty and Responsibility in Jouvenel’s The Pure Theory of Politics, Liberty Fund. (Funded: 2010). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

August 2014-Present
Editorial Review Board Member
Journal of Markets & Morality
Vice President
Society of Catholic Social Scientists
Coordinator / Organizer
Society of Catholic Social Scientists Program, 2017 Meeting of the American Political Science Association
Associate Chair
September 2013-July 2014