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IWP Professor; Former Senior Advisor with the House Budget Committee; Former consultant for the House Financial Services Committee

Prof. Dennis Teti


  • American Political Thought and History
  • History of Political Philosophy
  • Social and Moral Theology
  • Constitutional Law

Professional Experience

Dennis Teti has a cumulative 35 years of experience in the executive branch, legislative branch, and private sector.

Following a business career in the private sector, Dennis Teti won nomination as a candidate for the House of Representatives.  Subsequently, he was named to federal political positions, including speechwriting and policy formulation at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, and the House of Representatives for members including the late Jack Kemp, Jim Courter, Jeb Hensarling, and Paul Ryan, later Speaker of the House.

Prof. Teti served on the staff of the Select House Committee Investigating the Iran-Contra Affair (1987), prepared witness questions, and helped write the Report.  He also coauthored The President’s Advisory 1776 Commission Report (2021) to promote civic education in America’s founding principles.

Prof. Teti has taught political science at Hillsdale College, Regent University, and Catholic University of America.

Prof. Teti, his wife Rebecca, and their 4 children have lived in Hyattsville, MD for more than 20 years.


Prof. Teti earned his BA from Cornell University and MA from the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research.  He studied political philosophy and American politics with Allan Bloom, translator of Plato’s Republic and author of  The Closing of the American Mind; Walter Berns, one of our greatest teachers of constitutional law, and Harry Jaffa, America’s premier Lincoln scholar, among others.