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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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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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