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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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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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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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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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