As the Paul & Karen Levy Fellow in Campus Freedom, Dr. McGuire writes, podcasts, and speaks on free speech and academic freedom in the context of contemporary campus issues. He also assists with related ACTA rapid responses, reports, and initiatives. Prior to joining ACTA, Dr. McGuire was director of the Matthew J. Ryan Center for the Study of Free Institutions and the Public Good and associate teaching professor in the Augustine and Culture Seminar Program at Villanova University. His academic research focuses on the history of political thought, focusing in particular on the theme of modernity and its critics. He is the co-editor of Eric Voegelin and the Continental Tradition, Subjectivity: Ancient and Modern, and Nature: Ancient and Modern. His writing has also appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer, Broad and Liberty, RealClearPolitics, Inside Higher Ed, The Public Discourse, Church Life Journal, Modern Age, Perspectives on Political Science, and the Political Science Reviewer.
He is currently editing two volumes on the politics of liberal education. He holds a B.A. from the University of Lethbridge, an M.A. from the University of Saskatchewan, and a Ph.D. from The Catholic University of America, where he was a Bradley Fellow and an ISI Richard M. Weaver Fellow. He was a 2021 Claremont Institute Lincoln Fellow.