Vice President for Professional Development & Research
Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU)
Educating for the Role of the USA in the World
Dr. Ron Mahurin is vice-president for Professional Development and Research of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU), headquartered in Washington, DC. A native of Pennsylvania, Ron received a B.A. in political science from Gordon College (1981), and a Master's and Ph.D. from Miami University of Ohio (1991).
From 1989-1991 Ron was assistant professor of political studies at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California, teaching in the areas of international relations and comparative politics, with an emphasis on the Middle East, American Foreign Policy and International Political Economy. In 1991 Ron returned to his alma mater, Gordon College, serving on the faculty in the political studies department. He continued to deepen his interests in the Middle East, serving as a Malone Fellow with the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations in 1992 studying the post-Gulf War politics of Syria, Kuwait, and the Gulf States. In 1994 he and his family spent a sabbatical break on the CCCU's Middle East Studies Program, leading a seminar on Conflict and Change in the Middle East. In 1996, he accepted an administrative appointment as Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations at Gordon College. He continued to teach several courses in the political studies department while helping to build the corporate and foundations efforts for the College.
He is the co-author, with Timothy Sherratt of "Saints as Citizens: A Guide to Political Responsibilities for Christians" (BakerBooks, 1995). He is currently working with Sherratt on a second book which examines church-state relations in the US in light of the emerging religious and cultural pluralism of the nation.