Joseph R. Fornieri
Ph.D., Catholic University of America; M.A., Boston College
Joseph R. Fornieri is Professor of Political Science at the Rochester Institute of Technology. He is an expert on the political thought and statesmanship of Abraham Lincoln. He is the author/editor of numerous articles and four books on the Sixteenth President, including the acclaimed Abraham Lincoln’s Political Faith, a work that explores Lincoln’s religion and politics, and The Language of Liberty, an annotation and commentary of Lincoln’s speeches and writings. In 2009, Fornieri taught at Charles University in Prague on a Fulbright teaching award. He was the recipient of the Eisenhart Award for Outstanding Teaching at the Rochester Institute of Technology in 2004 for Junior Faculty and again in 2010 for Tenured Faculty. Dr. Fornieri has most recently been working on a book about Lincoln’s Statesmanship, which will be published by Southern Illinois University Press in the near future.