Dr. Charlotte Thomas

Professor of Philosophy

Director of the Great Books Program

Director of the Philosophy and Art Study Abroad program

Co-Director of The Thomas C. and Ramona E. McDonald Center for America’s Founding Principles


Charlotte ThomasDr. Charlotte Thomas specializes in the philosophy and culture of ancient Greece with an interest in other ancient cultures. In the Philosophy Department, she teaches History of Ancient Philosophy, Human Nature and Art (abroad), and Introductory Ethics courses that include a significant service-learning component. She has taught all of the courses in the Great Books program but has spent the last several years teaching the first course with students in their first semester at Mercer that begins with Homer and ends with Plato. Her book, “The Female Drama: The Philosophical Feminine in the Soul of Plato’s Republic,” was published by Mercer University Press in 2019.


  • Ph.D., Philosophy, Emory University
  • M.A., Philosophy, Emory University
  • B.A., Philosophy and Great Books, Mercer University


Ancient Greek philosophy and culture, comparative ancient philosophies, ethics

Professional Interests

Dr. Thomas’s recent work on Plato has sparked her interest in several related projects, one of which will explore Thucydides’s influence on Plato. Her next book project will likely be on Homer.

Other Interests

Dr. Thomas has two kids and two dogs. She writes songs and plays in a band called blueskyblue.

Contact Dr. Charlotte Thomas

(478) 301-2352
Office: Knight Hall 213