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Ruth Melkonian-Hoover

Associate Professor of Political Science
Chair, Department of Political Science

Professor Melkonian-Hoover is chair and associate professor of the Political Science Department and directs the International Affairs major (B.A. Biola University; M.A. and Ph.D. Emory University). She has published in Social Science Quarterly, The Review of Faith & International Affairs, Latin American Perspectives, and Political Research Quarterly as well as  ... more ➔

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Paul Brink

Professor of Political Science

Professor Paul Brink (B.C.S. Redeemer University College; M.A. Dalhousie University; Ph.D. University of Notre Dame) has been teaching at Gordon since 2006. His teaching and research interests lie in political philosophy, particularly theories of justice, and faith and politics. A recent publication, “His Law is Love, and his Gosp ... more ➔

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Kristen Cooper

Kristen Cooper

Assistant Professor of Economics and Business

Kristen Cooper joined the Economics and Business faculty in 2013 after completing her Ph.D. in Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University. Before beginning her Ph.D. studies, she enjoyed working for two years in the field of antitrust and economic consulting. Her current research projects study various topics in microeconomics, including consumer behavior, environmental policy, and the strategic behavior of participants in markets. ... more ➔

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Hang-Wei (Henry) Hao

Assistant Professor of Economics

Henry Hao is an expert in economics for financial professionals. He previously served as faculty for a masters program in International economics and Finance where he taught international trade, international finance, and financial economics. 

Henry, a CFA Level II candidate, earned both his M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Davis.  While there he won the Outst ... more ➔

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Michael Jacobs

Assistant Professor of Political Science

Professor Jacobs teaches International Relations, American Foreign Policy, and International Political Economy. He received his M.A. from the University of Georgia and his Ph.D. from the University of Nevada, Reno. His research interests include international trade disputes and the political dynamics of bilateral investment treaties. Professor Jacobs has published in "The Journal of World Trade", "Transnational Corporations ... more ➔

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Douglas Puffert

Douglas Puffert

Associate Professor of Economics and Business

Douglas Puffert joined the Gordon faculty in 2013 after teaching at the Universities of Munich, Berlin (Humboldt), and Warwick, and most recently at The King’s College (New York). Early in his career he consulted for the World Bank on social security in less developed countries, and he worked six years for the U.S. International Trade Commission in researching the effects of technological change on the international competitive position ... more ➔

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Timothy Sherratt

Professor of Political Science

Professor Sherratt teaches American Politics, Constitutional Law and Public Policy. He received his B.A. and M.A. degrees from Oxford University and his Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky. He is the author of Power Made Perfect? Is There a Christian Politics for the Twenty-First Century? (Cascade Books, 2016). Professor Sherratt is a fellow of the Center for Public Justice, has written for their "Capital Comment ... more ➔

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