Roger Davis Masters



Title: Political Scientist, Toxicologist, Educator

Company: Dartmouth College

Location: Hanover, New Hampshire, United States

Roger Davis Masters, Professor Emeritus at Dartmouth College, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Science.

A political scientist, toxicologist, and lifelong teacher, Dr. Masters dedicated many years to the prestigious institution of Dartmouth, and held the John Sloan Dickey Third Century Professorship from 1980 to 1985 as well as the Nelson A. Rockefeller Professorship from 1991 to 1998. Now a professor emeritus, he continues to contribute to the field as section editor of social science for the journal, Information, and is a noted co-editor of the “Collected Writings of J.J. Rousseau” which has accrued 12 volumes since 1990. He is a recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, and was selected to appear in the pages of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who in American Politics, Who’s Who in the East, and Who’s Who in the World.

When Dr. Masters was younger, his father owned a business slated for Dr. Masters to take over. One day, while walking home from school, he had a sudden realization that he wanted to be a teacher. Since then, he has spent his life doing what he loves. Dr. Masters attended Harvard University to earn a BA before joining the U.S. Army for two years in Fort Bliss, Texas. He went on to complete a MA in political science and a PhD from the University of Chicago, and became an instructor with Yale University. Dr. Masters was welcomed by Dartmouth in 1967 and taught there until 1998. Notably, he was selected as a consultant for the U.S. Department of Defense from 2005 to 2009, served as a cultural attaché for the American embassy in Paris from 1969 to 1971, and chaired the France-American Commission for Educational and Cultural Exchange for two years.

Dr. Masters is the author of numerous books on politics and philosophy, including “The Neurotransmitter Revolution” and “Primate Politics”. He is well known as a scholar of the French philosopher Jean Jacques Rousseau, and is the author of “Rousseau’s Social Contract” published in 1978. Dr. Masters was a Fulbright Fellow of the Institute D’Etudes Politiques, the Joint Yale University Social Science Research Council Fellow, the Guggenheim Museum, and the Hastings Center for Ethics and Life Sciences. He continues to be a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Political Science Association, the American Academy of Environmental Medicine, and the Association of Political and Life Science. In his free time, Dr. Masters enjoys studying toxins, attending concerts, and going on walks. He is the father of Seth J., William A., and Katherine R.

Contact Roger Davis Masters:

Leave a Reply