Teun J Dekker (1980) is Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences Education at University College Maastricht, where he teaches courses on the intersection of the Social Sciences and the Humanities, including History of Political Thought and Distributive Justice in Contemporary Political Philosophy.
Teun J Dekker (1980) did his Bachelors’ degree at University College Utrecht, with a double major in Social Sciences and Humanities and graduating Summa Cum Laude. Having been awarded both a VSB and a Huygens National Talent Scholarship, he went on to do his Master’s degree and Doctorate in Political Theory at St Antony’s College, Oxford University. His graduate research focused on the elaboration and defense of desert-based theories of distributive justice. He continued this research at Yale University. He conducted an NWO VENI project which used the techniques of analytical philosophy to clarify contemporary political debates. As part of this research he was Karl M. Loewenstein Fellow of Political Science and Jurisprudence at Amherst College. In 2016-17, he worked as Senior Policy Advisor in the Higher Education Quality Team at the dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science. Between 2011 and 2018, he was Vice-Dean of Academic Affairs at University College Maastricht.