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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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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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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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