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Paul Brink

Professor of Political Science

Professor Brink teaches Political Theory, European Politics, and Canadian Politics. He received his B.A. from Redeemer College, his M.A. from Dalhousie University, and his Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame. He was a recent participant in a panel on “Toleration and Freedom: The American Experience in Context” at the Institute for Philosophy and Religion at Boston University, and authored a chapter titled “Negotiatin ... 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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Michael Jacobs

Assistant Professor of Political Science

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 o ... more ➔

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Ruth Melkonian-Hoover

Associate Professor of Political Science
Chair, Department of Political Science

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 is co-chair of the International Affairs major and was a recent guest editor for the Review of Faith and International Affairs, for their publication on the theme issue: “Christian Perspectives on US Immigration Polic ... 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 recently published “Political Symbolism and Elevated Political Discourse” in the Center for Public Justice Capital Commentary series. He also serves as an Editorial Board Member for the Evangelical Review of Society and Politics i ... more ➔

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