Andrew Seeley

Andrew Seeley is co-founder and President of the Boethius Institute for the Advancement of Liberal Education. He also serves as the Director of Advanced Formation for Educators at the Augustine Institute. He  received a Licentiate from the Pontifical Institute in Medieval Studies in Toronto and a Ph.D. in Medieval Studies from the University of Toronto. Over his three decades as a Tutor at Thomas Aquinas College in California, Dr. Seeley completed teaching every subject in its demanding, integrated Great Books curriculum. He is co-author of Declaration Statesmanship: A Course in American Government. Desiring to share his love of learning and teaching, Dr. Seeley co-founded the Institute for Catholic Liberal Education in 2005, where he served as Executive Director for 12 years, and continues to contribute as a board member and a Faculty Consultant. He became Executive Director of the Arts of Liberty Project in 2021. In recognition of his work in the renewal of liberal education, he has been named as the 2023 recipient of the Circe Institute’s Paideia Prize.


Classic Hymns for Catholic Schools (editor), Institute for Catholic Liberal Education, April, 2021.

Golden Treasures: Notes and Commentary on Classic English Hymns, Institute for Catholic Liberal Education, 2021.

Renewing Catholic Schools: How to Regain a Catholic Vision in a Secular Age (contributor). Catholic University of America Press, 2020. 

Declaration Statesmanship: A Course in American Government (with Dr. Richard Ferrier), 2002; republished by TAN Books, 2021.

Papers and Essays

“Numbers Make Me Sad: A Mathematical Account of Music’s Emotional Power”, The National Conference of the Institute for Catholic Liberal Education, July 2021.

 “The Declaration of Independence: Shadow or Image?” Thomas Aquinas College, February 2021.

“The Gravity of Gravity: Astronomy and its Relevance”, Imaginative Conservative, January 2021.

“Hamlet and the Problem of Conscience”, St. Austin Review, March/April 2016.

“A Wise and Understanding People”, presented to Authenticum, Grand Rapids, Michigan, April 


“The Education of the Hobbits in the Lord of the Rings”, The Imaginative Conservative, August 


“The Blessings of Liberty:  Reminders from Aristotle and Livy For Our Troubled Times”:  Arts 

of Liberty: A Journal on Liberal Arts and Liberal Education, Summer 2014. 

“Cassius and the Tragedy of Rome”, in Julius Caesar, Ignatius Critical Editions:  San Francisco, 

CA, 2012.

“Aristotelian Matter in an Evolutionary Cosmos”. Presented at the Society for Aristotelian Studies conference, June 2011.


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