Ronald E. Puhek

Ronald E.  Puhek
  • Associate Professor Emeritus
  • Department of Political Science


Ronald E. Puhek is Associate Professor Emeritus of Political Science. He received his B.A. from the College of St. Thomas in 1961, his M.A. from Johns Hopkins University in 1963, and his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Nebraska in 1967. He joined the Department of Social Science in the University College as an Instructor in the University College in 1966 and the Political Science Department as an Associate Professor in 1988. He is author of The Metaphysical Imperative: A Critique of the Modern Approach to Science (1982, 1998), Violence (1996), The Powers of Knowledge (1997), Spiritual Meditations (1997), The Blue Trilogy (1998), A Guide to the Nature and Practice of Seminars in Integrative Studies (1998), Social Consciousness: Renewed Theory in the Social Sciences (1998), Mind, Soul, and Spirit: An Inquiry Into the Spiritual Derailments of Modern Life (1998), The Spirit of Contemplation (1998), and Stephen of the Holy Mountain (1998,1990). He retired from teaching and entered the emeritus ranks in 2006.