Paul Brink, Professor of Political Science, has taught Political Theory and Comparative Politics at Gordon since 2006. He received his B.A. from Redeemer University College, his M.A. from Dalhousie University, and his Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame. Paul’s primary area of research is in the area of contemporary political theory, focusing in particular on theories of justice in pluralist societies. In addition to co-directing JAF, he is a regular participant in the Balkans Semester for the Study of War and Peace, a program based in Zagreb, Croatia. Paul also serves on the board of Christians in Political Science, the national Christian learned society in political science. His most recent publication, Reframing the Safety Net: The Housing Choice Voucher Program in a Changing Economy, was co-authored with JAF alumna, Jordan Bellamy.
Jennifer Hevelone-Harper is professor of history at Gordon, teaching courses in Late Antique, Medieval, Byzantine, and early Islamic history. She completed her undergraduate work at Gordon College and received an M.A from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D. from Princeton University. Her area of research is spirituality in the eastern Mediterranean during late antiquity. She is the author of Disciples of the Desert: Monks, Laity, and Spiritual Authority in Sixth-Century Gaza, published by Johns Hopkins University Press. She has taught in Egypt, Ukraine, and Italy and served on the boards of the Conference on Faith and History, Christian History and Biography, and the Pappas Patristics Institute. Currently, she is researching the practice of Christian monasticism on Mt. Sinai in the early middle ages.