A professor in the English Department at the University of Dallas and author of several books on Thomas More, Wegemer presented More as an example for all who strive to be a positive force in their families and country. It was More’s dedication to self-cultivation and the liberty of the human person that made him the great man that he was, Wegemer said.  More believed that the liberty of a person or a nation is possible only with the cultivation of four major arts: the liberal arts, virtue, law, and rhetoric.