Mika LaVaque-Manty

Associate Professor, Political Science

Dr. LaVaque-Manty is featured in ACUE’s modules: Delivering an Effective Lecture and Developing Self-Directed Learners.

LaVaque-Manty is the Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and Associate Professor of Political Science and Philosophy at the University of Michigan. His regular teaching includes 300-student introductory course in political theory, advanced political theory courses, and Social Science research design.

LaVaque-Manty is a political theorist and the author of The Playing Fields of Eton: Equality and Excellence in Modern Meritocracy (2009) and the forthcoming Writing in Political Science, co-written with Danielle LaVaque-Manty.

LaVaque-Manty graduated magna cum laude from the University of Southern California, where he earned his BA in Philosophy. He holds a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Michigan. He has won numerous teaching awards, including the Thurnau Professorship, the university’s highest undergraduate teaching award, as well as Congressional Quarterly-American Political Science Association 2014 Teaching Innovation Prize.