Shilo Brooks is Faculty Director of the Engineering Leadership Program, Associate Faculty Director of the Benson Center for the Study of Western Civilization, and an affiliated faculty member in the Lockheed Martin Engineering Management Program and the Herbst Program for Engineering, Ethics & Society. He has held fellowships at Princeton University and the University of Virginia, and has been a visiting professor of government at Bowdoin College. He is a member of the CU Center for Leadership's Executive Committee; a representative on the Boulder Faculty Assembly; and a faculty affiliate at CU's Center of the American West.
Brooks' teaching and writing focus on the relationship between politics, leadership, science, and liberal education. His 2018 book, Nietzsche's Culture War, examined Friedrich Nietzsche's critiques of modern science and culture. He has also written essays for Scientific American, Real Clear Education, and The New Atlantis. He received his Ph.D. in political science from Boston College, and his B.A. in liberal arts from the Great Books Program at St. John's College, Annapolis.