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Tutors

The usual offerings from The Agora Foundation are weekend seminars centered around an author or theme, and only occasionally include lectures. Primarily, attendees read and learn directly from the great books and discuss as equals the meanings and implications of the selected readings. Discussions are guided by seminar leaders who pose questions designed to stimulate reflection on the readings.

 

Past and Current Seminar Leaders:

David Appleby

Tutor, Thomas Aquinas College

 

 

Michael Augros

Tutor, Thomas Aquinas College

Robert Augros

Professor, St. Anselm College,
New Hampshire

 

 

 

 

 

John Balkcom

Moderator, Executive Seminars for
the Aspen Institute · Former President
of St. John's College, Santa Fe, NM 

Phillip Bartok

Tutor, St. John' s College​

Eva Brann

Tutor, St. John' s College

Lance Brunner 

Professor, University of Kentucky

James Carey

Tutor, St. John's College​

David Carl

Tutor, St. John's College​

William Carroll

Professor, Oxford University​

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mark Clark

Tutor, Thomas Aquinas College

 

 

 

 

Glen Coughlin

Tutor, Thomas Aquinas College

James Cutsinger

Professor, University of South Carolina

Richard Ferrier

Tutor, Thomas Aquinas College

 

 

Andrew Gilman

Executive Director, 
The Agora Foundation

 

 

 

 

Joline Godfrey

CEO, The Unexpected Table

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paul Herder

Teacher, Author, and Consultant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Karl Haigler

President, Haigler Enterprises
International, Inc.

Brian Kelly

Tutor, Thomas Aquinas College

Sean Kelsey

Professor of Philosophy, Notre Dame​

 

 

 

 

 

Barry Kraft

Dramaturg, Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Tom Krause

Founder of the Great Books Seminars
in Ojai, President, The Agora
Foundation

 

 

 

 

Philip LeCuyer

Tutor, St. John's College

 

Michael J. Letteney

Tutor, Thomas Aquinas College

Patricia Locke

Tutor, St. John's College

Dan Lowenstein

Professor of Law, UCLA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tim Mangan

Writer-in-Residence at Pacific Symphony

Mike McLean

President, Thomas Aquinas College

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paul O'Reilly
Vice President, Thomas Aquinas College
Vice President, The Agora Foundation

 

 

 

 

 

Frank Pagano

Tutor, St. John's College

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth Reyes

Tutor, Thomas Aquinas College

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peter Rainer

Film Critic, Christian Science Monitor and National Public Radio

 

 

 

 

 

Larry Shields
Tutor, Thomas Aquinas College

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brian Stafford
Founder, Eco Psyche Artistry

 

 

 

 

Walter Sterling
Tutor, St. John's College​

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michael Wolfe
Tutor, St. John's College​​

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Krishnan Venkatesh
Tutor, St. John's College

 

 

Roxana Zirakzadeh

St. John’s College Alumna