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Ruth Melkonian-Hoover

Professor of Political Science
Chair, Department of Political Science

Professor Melkonian-Hoover is chair and professor of the Political Science Department and directs the International Affairs major (B.A. Biola University; M.A. and Ph.D. Emory University). With Lyman Kellstedt, she recently co-authored Evangelicals and Immigration: Fault Lines Among the Faithful (2019). She has published in Social Science Quarterly, The Review of Faith & International Affairs, Latin American Perspectives, ... more ➔

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Paul Brink

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 Gospel is Peace” ... more ➔

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Kristen Cooper

Kristen Cooper

Assistant Professor of Economics and Business

Professor Cooper teaches classes in microeconomics, public policy, environmental economics, and Christian Teaching on the Economy. Her current research focuses on the development and use of well-being measures for public policy. She has also published on other topics related to behavioral economics and welfare (wellbeing) economics, including consumer behavior in “fast fashion” markets, evaluating environmental policy, and the strategic ... more ➔

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Henry Hao

Assistant Professor of Economics and Business

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 Outstanding ... 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 Commentary" series ... more ➔

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