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Robert KraynakDirector: Robert Kraynak

Robert P. Kraynak, Professor of Political Science, is the director of The Center for Freedom and Western Civilization at Colgate University.

He came to Colgate in 1978 after earning his Ph.D. in government at Harvard University. At Colgate he teaches courses in the fields of political philosophy and general education, including courses on American political thought, the history of Western political philosophy, natural law, religion and politics, and conservative political thought.

To learn more about professor Kraynak, visit his faculty directory page.

Advisory Boards

The center has two advisory boards made up of Colgate faculty and alumni who are nominated by the director and approved by the Colgate president.
Alumni Advisory Board
  • Hallie Bailey '00, Manager, Institutional Marketing at Vanguard
  • Richard Burke ‘92, Director, Strategic Programs at QinetiQ North America; Marine Corps., retired.
  • Monica Crowley '90, Fox News contributor; American conservative radio and television commentator; Author
  • Peter O. Hanson '55, Chairman & CEO of NAI James E. Hanson, full service commercial real estate company
  • Mark Herr '79, Managing Director, Head of Corporate Communications, Point72, L.P., Stamford, CT
  • Richard L. Stone '81, Attorney, Kirby McInerney & Squire, LLP
  • Claudia Tenney ’83, Congresswoman NY State 22nd District, US House of Representatives
  • Dennis C. Vacco '74, Attorney, Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman, LLP; NY State Attorney General 1995-1998
  • Douglas Wilson ’57, Producer, Director, and Author