Leslie D. Feldman, professor, received her B.A. from Cornell University, Phi Beta Kappa, and with distinction in all subjects, an M.A. from New York University, an M.A. from Cornell, and her Ph.D. from Cornell University, where she was a Bradley Fellow. She teaches courses in classical political theory, modern political theory, and American political thought, and specializes in early modern political thought, liberalism, and the political theory of Thomas Hobbes.
She has written on Hobbes and Motion and Ronald Reagan and Machiavelli, and has delivered numerous papers on Rousseau, social contract theory, and the political thought of de Tocqueville and Hobbes. She has had visiting fellowships at Princeton University and the University of California at Berkeley, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities, and has served as the faculty advisor to the Hofstra chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha and on the executive council of the National Political Science Honor Society.