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Daniel Engster

Professor, Hobby School of Public Affairs
Director, Elizabeth D. Rockwell Center on Ethics and Leadership

Expertise: Political Philosophy, Ethics, Family Policy, Early Education, Care Work

Career Highlights:

Daniel Engster is a professor in the Master of Public Policy program and Director of the Elizabeth D. Rockwell Center on Ethics and Leadership at the University of Houston Hobby School of Public Affairs. He received his B.A. in Political Science from the Colorado College and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Chicago

His research and teaching expertise are in the areas of political philosophy and public policy, practical ethics, contemporary political theory, care ethics and the family. His books include The Heart of Justice: Care Ethics and Political Theory (Oxford University Press, 2007); Justice, Politics, and the Family, co-edited with Tamara Metz (Paradigm, 2014); Care Ethics and Political Theory, co-edited with Maurice Hamington (Oxford University Press, 2015); and Justice, Care, and the Welfare State (Oxford University Press, 2015).

Engster has been awarded two research fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, a Fulbright fellowship to the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, and the Regent’s Outstanding Teaching Award by The University of Texas System.