PhD, Loyola University Chicago, 2011; JD George Washington University, 1994
Areas of specialization include philosophy of law, political philosophy, and applied ethics. Concentrations include history of philosophy and ethical theory. Professor Buckley's research centers on justice (particularly procedural), democracy, the rule of law, and personhood issues—now and throughout history. His recent publication “Racism and the Denial of Personhood” (2019) argues from a Personalist point of view that racism denies an individual’s voice, narrative, and recognition as a Thou, thus failing to see them as persons. His chapter “Returning to Redemption as a Theory Justifying Punishment” (2016) also argues from a Personalist perspective. Professor Buckley's dissertation addresses questions of personhood raised in cases of anencephalic children.