Shaun Rieley

Position: Director of Educational Programs and Teaching Fellow

Shaun Rieley is Director of Educational Programs & Teaching Fellow at Hillsdale College’s Washington, DC campus where he oversees the numerous programs and events offered annually, including the James Madison Fellowship and the AWC Lecture series, and teaches courses in political philosophy for the Van Andel Graduate School of Government.

He earned a Ph.D. in political theory, with a minor in American government, from the Catholic University of America where he wrote a dissertation on the political philosophy of St. Thomas More.  He also earned a master’s degree from St. John’s College in Annapolis, MD where he studied great books in philosophy, political theory, and literature.  As an undergraduate he studied political science at the University of Delaware.

He served as an enlisted infantryman in the Army National Guard for nine years, attaining the rank of sergeant. His service included overseas tours in support of contingency operations in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and Iraq.

He currently serves as a board member and secretary for the National Civic Art Society, and as a board member and vice president of the Academy of Philosophy and Letters. A native of Delaware, he currently resides in Maryland with his wife and two daughters.