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Curriculum Vitae

Professor of Politics


  • Chairman, Program in PPE (2018-23)

  • Foundations of Politics

  • Enlightenment & Liberal Democracy

  • Science, & Technology, & Politics (2020)

Associate Professor of Politics


  • Chairman, PPE Program (Apptd 2012-13; Elected 2014-16; Re-elected 2016-18)

  • Trustee, Geneva College, Beaver Falls, PA (2014-2017)

  • Foundations of Politics

  • Enlightenment & Liberal Democracy

  • Political Economy

  • Christianity & Politics

  • Christianity & Poverty

  • Politics & Technology

  • Classical Philosophy

  • Modern Philosophy

  • Senior Thesis Advising

  • Research Writing

Assistant Professor of Politics


  • Introduction to Politics

  • American Political Thought & Practice

  • Enlightenment & Liberal Democracy

  • Political Economy

  • American Foreign Policy

  • Francis Bacon

  • Senior Thesis Advising

Adjunct Professor of Political Science,Geneva College, 1996, 1997

  • History of Political Thought 

  • Liberalism, Conservatism, and Socialism

Assistant Professor of Political Science, Stonehill College, 1993-94

  • Sabbatical replacement for Martha Benjamin

  • Introduction to Political Philosophy

  • Political Ideologies

  • Comparative Government

Assistant Professor of Politics, Assumption College, 1992-93

  • Sabbatical replacement for Daniel J. Mahoney

  • Introduction to Politics

  • Comparative Government

  • Political Economy

Ph.D. Boston College, 1993

  • Dissertation: "Francis Bacon, Christianity and the Hope of Modern Science."

  • Supervisor: Robert K. Faulkner; Committee: Ernest L. Fortin, Susan Meld Shell

  • Studied under dissertation committee + Christopher Bruell, David Lowenthal, Robert Scigliano

  • Political Theory

  • American National Government

  • American Foreign Policy

M.Div. Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary (Pittsburgh), 1997

  • Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, 1994-1995

  • Studied under Gregory Beale, Scott Hafemann, Gordon Hugenberger

B.A. (Hon.) University of Toronto (Victoria College), 1985

  • political science and philosophy

  • Studied under Thomas Pangle, Clifford Orwin, James Morrison, Kenneth Schmitz, Robert Vipond, Janice Stein, and Jean Edward Smith.

Scholarly Publications

  • "Christian Civic Duty and the Idea of Citizenship," in Journal of Christian Studies, II/2 May 2023.

  • Christ and the Kingdoms of Men: Foundations of Political Life (P&R 2019)

  • Francis Bacon (Great Thinkers series) (P&R 2019)

  • “Francis Bacon” entry in Religion & Politics in America: An Encyclopedia of Church & State in American Life (ABC-CLIO, 2016).

  • "Civil Religion as Political Technology in Bacon’s New Atlantis," in Civil Religion in Political Thought, John von Heyking & Ronald Weed, eds. (Catholic University of America Press 2010).

  • "Bacon's New Atlantis: The Christian Hope and the Modern Hope," in Piety and Humanity: Essays on Religion and Early Modern Political Philosophy, Douglas Kries, ed. (Rowman & Littlefield 1997).

  • "Bacon's New Atlantis: The Christian Hope and the Modern Hope," in Interpretation, Fall 1994.

  • Review of Robert S. Alley, ed., James Madison on Religious Liberty in Presidential Studies Quarterly, Fall 1989.

  • Review of Wilbur Edel, Defenders of the Faith: Religion and Politics from the Pilgrim Fathers to Ronald Reagan in Presidential Studies Quarterly, Summer 1988.

Popular Publications

  • Monthly column at WORLD Opinions, 2021-pres., including “When Everything is War” and “The Pantomime Czar.”

  • Essays at American Reformer, “Can Liberalism Be Saved?” I & II and “Resistance to Tyrants” (2021).

  • "Trump and the Christian Voter," American Greatness,, August 21, 2020.

  • The Christian Citizen: Faith Engaging Political Life (Great Christian Books, 2020)

  • The Voting Christian: Seeking Wisdom for the Ballot Box (Great Christian Books, 2016).

  • Left, Right, and Christ: Evangelical Faith in Politics, co-authored with Lisa Sharon Harper (Russell Media, 2011; Re-published by Elevate, 2016).

  • Weekly column, 2010-16, including “Our Shrinking Religious Liberty” (May 4, 2015), “All Too Human Government” (Oct. 6, 2014), “Steve Jobs and the Spirit of Business” (October 13, 2011), and “The Political Pitfalls of Settled Science” (May 5, 2010).

  • “The Patsy Superpower,”, January 14, 2016.

  • “Lincoln on the Same-sex Marriage Decision,”, July 18, 2015.

  • “A Christian argument against same-sex marriage: the family is fundamental,”, May 15, 2012.

  • "Broken Politics: The Republicans,” Relevant Magazine, May/June 2012.

  • “Freedom and Virtue: a Response to the Tea-Party-Occupy Film,”, March 15, 2012.

  • “The Godliness of Government,” New Horizons, February 2012

  • “Biblical Government & Compassionate Health Care,”, Jan. 25, 2012.

  • A series of five posts at on Left, Right, & Christ for the book club blog, November 23-December 1, 2011, including “What Kind of America Do We want Our Country to Be?,” “Back to the Biblical Basics of Politics” and “God, Love, and Government.”

  • “Fighting Abortion from the Left & Right,”, November 11, 2011.

  • “Does God Want You Rich?,”, October 31, 2011.

  • “Dreamers at Occupy Wall Street”, October 18, 2011.

  • “Trust and the Republic,” The City, Summer 2011

  • “Netherlands’ Tragedy of State Compassion,” Washington Times, July 2, 2010

  • "What I Saw at the Naturalization,” Washington Times, March 16, 2010.

Media Appearances

  • Mortification of Spin podcast with Carl Trueman and Todd Pruitt, July 11, 2023.

  • City on a Hill podcast with Rev. Scott Reavely, New Life Church, Oregon. December 29, 2022.

  • Radio interview on “The Bob Dutko Show” (WMUZ Detroit) on Christ and the Kingdoms of Men. Aug. 19, 2019.

  • Interviewed for Newsweek film segment, “Could America Elect a Socialist President?”, Oct. 23, 2018.

  • Interviewed by Wei Hu on Voice of America radio on President Trump’s faith and his new administration, January 25, 2017.

  • Interviewed by Steve Noble on “Call2Action” radio show, August 17, 2016.

  • Interviewed on “Kevin McCullough Live” on “Election 2016: What is a Christian to Do?,” August 12, 2016.

  • Interviewed by BRIC-TV for “Who’s God’s Candidate?” June 16, 2016. Ro Johnson and Brian Vines, producers. This was nominated for a 2017 New York Emmy award.

  • Interviewed on “The Dr Bill Maier Show,” Faith Radio, on “Post-Republican Christian Voting,” Trump, the nominating conventions May 20, July 15 & 26, 2016.

  • Interviewed on “The Sam Malone Show,” Salem Radio, Houston, TX, on my op-ed, “The Patsy Superpower,” January 18, 2016.

  • Interviewed on “The Fred Holland Show,” WTKI in Huntsville, AL, on my column, “President Dangerfield,” January 12, 2016.

  • Interviewed on “A Spirited Debate” with Lauren Green regarding religious belief in public office on, January 9, 2015.

  • Interviewed on ChristianPost TV on consumerist Christmas, December 23, 2013.

  • Interviewed by Mark Mellinger at Gospel Coalition on the “fiscal cliff,” December 12, 2012.

  • Interviewed on Faithtalk 1500, WLQV Detroit, with Chris Brooks on Left Right and Christ and on the role of business in helping the poor, Sept. 20, 2012.

  • Interviewed on The Daily Circuit regarding religion in the November election, Minnesota Public Radio, September 11, 2012.

  • Interviewed on the Lauren Green Show on religion in the primaries, war on religion, the Mormon factor,, January 30, March 30, August 10 2012.

  • Interviewed about Ron Paul on the Knowing the Truth Radio Program with Kevin Boling, Christian Talk 660AM, Greenville, SC, January 4, 2012.

  • Interviewed about Ron Paul on the Dr Gina Loudon Radio Show on KJSL Truth Talk 630 AM, St Louis, December 29, 2011.

  • Interviewed with Lisa Sharon Harper about Left, Right, & Christ by Paul Edwards on Faith Talk 1500, Salem Radio WLQV-AM, Detroit, November 14, 2011.

  • Interviewed about Left, Right, & Christ on The S.E. Cupp Show, GBTV, Nov. 10, 2011.

  • Interviewed with Lisa Sharon Harper about Left, Right, & Christ by Lauren Green on “The Lauren Green Show,”, Oct. 28, 2011.

  • Interviewed with Lisa Sharon Harper about Left, Right, & Christ by Steve Brown on nationally syndicated radio talk show, “Steve Brown Etc.” Sept. 30, 2011.

  • Interview on “Iron Sharpens Iron” (WNYG 1440 AM) on the topic of illegal immigration, August 23, 2007.

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