Thomas Pangle, , with his wife Lorraine, is the founder of Thomas L. Pangle holds the Joe R. Long Chair in Democratic Studies in the Dept. of Government and is Co-director, with his wife Lorraine, of the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Study of Core Texts and Ideas at the University of Texas at Austin. He is a lifetime Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He has won Guggenheim, Killam-Canada Council, Carl Friedrich von Siemens, and four National Endowment for the Humanities fellowships. He has been awarded The Benton Bowl (for contribution to education in politics) by Yale University and the Robert Foster Cherry Great Teacher of the World Prize, by Baylor University.