Director, International Affairs
Professor Melkonian-Hoover teaches Latin American Politics, Developing Nations, and Women and Politics. She received her B.A. from Biola University and her M.A. and Ph.D degrees from Emory University. She recently authored a chapter entitled Better Late than Never: Evangelicals and Comprehensive Immigration Reform in David K. Ryden, ed., Is the Good Book Good Enough? Evangelical Perspectives on Public Policy (Lexington Books, 2010).
Visiting Assistant Professor
Professor Jacobs teaches world politics, international relations theory, and American foreign policy. He received his B.A. from Presbyterian College, his M.A. from the University of Georgia, and his Ph.D. from the University of Nevada, Reno. He recently published “The Offensive Power of Regional Trade Agreements” in the Journal of World Trade. His current work addresses bilateral investment treaties and their effect on foreign direct investment flows to developing states.
Stephen L.S. Smith
Economics and Business
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Ph.D. Stanford University
B.A. Williams College
Stephen Smith joined the Economics and Business faculty in 1987 after teaching for two years at Middlebury College. His teaching and research focus on international economic issues of all kinds, including trade and economic development policy. Southeast Asia is his particular specialty. He was a Visiting Scholar at the U.S. International Trade Commission in 1990. He directs Gordon's program in International Affairs (along with a colleague from the Political Science Department, a joint sponsor of the program). With a deep interest in linking Christian ethical concerns and economic analysis, Professor Smith is on the Editorial Board of Faith & Economics, the scholarly review published by the Association for Christian Economists. Read more...