Dr. David Whitney, Department Head

Title: Associate Professor
Department: Political Science
Email: david.whitney@nicholls.edu
Office Phone: 985-448-4619
Office Location: 236-D Peltier Hall


Ph.D. Louisiana State University
M.A. Louisiana State University
B.A. University of Tennessee


GOVT 105: Fundamental Issues of Politics
GOVT 250: Contemporary Political Ideologies
GOVT 252: State and Local Government
GOVT 355: Political Theory
GOVT 391: International Relations & Politics
GOVT 412: Contemporary Political Criticism
GOVT 413: Ancient and Medieval Political Thought
GOVT 414: Modern Political Thought
GOVT 421: American Foreign Policy
GOVT 423: International Terrorism
GOVT 499: Science and Politics
PHIL 400: Ethics


David lives in Thibodaux with his wife, son, and dog. He welcomes conversations about whiskey, sports, and politics.

Author of Maladies of Modernity: Scientism and the Deformation of Political Order (St. Augustine Press), co-editor of Eric Voegelin Today: Voegelin’s Political Thought in the 21st Century (Lexington Press), Associate Editor of VoegelinView