• Patterson Professor of Government & Foreign Affairs

    Morton Hall 321
    (434) 223-6246

James F. Pontuso is Charles Patterson Professor of Government & Foreign Affairs. He has authored or edited seven books and published more than one-hundred articles, reviews, and essays. His latest book,  Nature's Virtue, was published by St. Augustine's Press in 2019.  He has taught or lectured in a dozen countries including as John Adams Fellow at the University of London (1998), Fulbright scholar Czech Republic (1993-94, 2003), and visiting Professor at the American University of Iraq - Sulaimani (2010).


Ph.D., University of Virginia, 1983
M.A., University of Virginia, 1977
B.A., University of Massachusetts, 1970