Dennis Dalton, Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Barnard College, Columbia University, taught from 1969 until his retirement in 2008. He began his study of Gandhi’s life and leadership in 1960, continuing over decades of research in South Asia. He holds his M.A. from the University of Chicago(1962) and a Ph.D. (1965) from the University of London, U.K., both degrees in Political Thought. He has received several awards for distinguished teaching and has recorded three series of lectures on political theory for the audio/video series entitled “Great Courses.” His American Council of Education address in March 2012 presented ways in which the example of Gandhi may be relevant today for spreading diverse ideas globally. He received a Fulbright scholarship for teaching and research in India and Nepal, 1994-1995. His many publications have focused on Indian political ideas, principally the thought and leadership of Mahatma Gandhi, as seen especially in his classic study, Mahatma Gandhi. Nonviolent Power in Action (Columbia University Press, 2012, 3rd revised and expanded edition). And,
Mahatma Gandhi: Selected Political Writings, Edited by Dennis Dalton ( Hackett, 1996).