Shilo Brooks is Faculty Director and Teaching Associate Professor in 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. Past appointments include fellowships at Princeton University's James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions, the University of Virginia’s Program on Constitutionalism and Democracy, and the department of Government and Legal Studies at Bowdoin College.
Brooks teaches and writes about political theory, liberal education, and leadership. His book Nietzsche's Culture War examines Friedrich Nietzsche's critiques of modern culture, education, and science. He occasionally contributes to popular publications including Scientific American, Real Clear Education, and The New Atlantis. He received his PhD. in political science from Boston College, and his BA in liberal arts from the Great Books Program at St. John's College, Annapolis.