Academic Chair, American University of Iraq
Dr. John Agresto is President Emeritus of St. John's College in Santa Fe, New Mexico and President of John Agresto and Associates, an organization dedicated to educational reform. While acting President of the College, which has been praised as one of the best liberal arts colleges in the country, Dr. Agresto actively worked in designing and supporting its "Great Books Program." He has been a leading proponent of the value of a liberal arts education, lecturing and writing on its nature and benefits for many years.
Before assuming his position at St. John's College, he served as President at the Madison Center in Washington, D.C. and as Assistant Chairman, Deputy Chairman, and Acting Chairman to the National Endowment for the Humanities for seven years.
Dr. Agresto is a graduate of Boston College with a B.A. in Political Science/History and holds a Ph.D. in government from Cornell University. In 1989 he was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Letters from Kenyon College. He is the author of several books including The Humanist as Citizen: Essays on the Uses of the Humanities and The Supreme Court and Constitutional Democracy.
- Democracy, Liberty, and American Foreign Policy
- The Corruption of American Higher Education
- Mugged by Reality: The Liberation of Iraq and the Failure of Good Intentions Encounter Books; First Edition edition (February 19, 2007)
- The Supreme Court and Constitutional Democracy Cornell University Press (July 10, 1984)