Archives for Political Science

The Global Language(s) of Scholarship

Academia today often requires dialogue across cultures, especially in addressing global issues, old and new. These faculty from very different disciplines have been busy with such work: Marv Wilson, professor of biblical studies, recently delivered the Ninth Annual Edwin M. Yamauchi lectureship at Miami University, Oxford, OH, March 7-9. His lecture combined chapters of a new book he's written, scheduled for publication in Read full article »

Models of Excellence, Scholars in Dialogue

Gordon professors from very different fields are often invited to offer their insights and expertise on teaching and dialogue at national gatherings. Here are three recent examples: In January as the Joint Mathematics Meeting gathered in Baltimore—"the world's largest mathematics meeting in the world"—Karl-Dieter Crisman, associate professor of mathematics, was there as well. In a poster presentation, Crisman discussed Gordon's long-running relationship with Read full article »

New Frontiers: Faculty Expand Their Influence

Gordon has long recognized the impact and influence of its professors beyond the classroom and into the broader academic landscape. Recently, four professors took on new opportunities. While on sabbatical this semester, Tim Sherratt, professor of political science, was named as a Fellow at the Center for Public Justice in Washington, D.C. His role there will be to continue writing and Read full article »

This Just In: Gordon Faculty Continue to Offer Public Scholarship

Even at the start of a new academic year, Gordon faculty members are contributing their gifts and scholarship to the broader community in a variety of ways. Below is just a sample of what's been happening lately for some professors outside of the classroom: Tal Howard, professor of history and the executive director of the Center for Faith and Inquiry, wrote Read full article »

Public Scholarship: Faculty Lend Expertise to the News

July has been a busy media month for several Gordon professors as they've discussed their expertise with national and regional journalists, and offered unique perspectives for the public with their observations on current issues. Here are a few examples of how Gordon professors are helping shape public discussions:   On July 19, Ruth Melkonian Hoover, chair and associate professor of political Read full article »

Ends and Beginnings—and the In Betweens

Tim Sherratt As another semester comes to a close, Timothy Sherratt, professor of political science, reflects on a year filled with challenges and questions, both essential elements in the process of learning—and living. (His essay will appear in the upcoming edition of Capital Commentary published by the Center for Public Justice.) At the Corner of Need and Calling By Timothy Sherratt  The academic year is ending. Read full article »

In Memory: David Lumsdaine, Pastoral Scholar & Friend

Timothy Sherratt, professor of political science, offered the following reflection at the memorial service of colleague and friend, David Lumsdaine, who passed away last Wednesday morning, February 27, 2013: "Could it be fewer than six years ago that I met David Lumsdaine for the first time when we brought him to interview at Gordon College? The Wheaton political science chairman who Read full article »

Center for Faith & Inquiry Honors Faculty Scholarship: Part I

In an effort to promote outstanding scholarship that can reach both professional and public/church audiences, the Center for Faith and Inquiry recently announced its inaugural Fellows for the 2013-14 academic year. Congratulations to the follow faculty! Ruth Melkonian-Hoover Ruth Melkonian-Hoover, associate professor/chair of political science and international affairs, will continue her scholarship focus through a project entitled, “Evangelical Attitudes toward Immigrants Read full article »

Voting and Coolness, Lectures and Leadership

Faculty contributions beyond the classroom have been many during the past few weeks. Here's a sampling: On election day, Paul Brink, associate professor of political science, was a featured guest on the "John Hall and Kathy Eamons Show" at 5 o'clock p.m. for the Salem Network Radio affiliate in Pittsburgh, PA, to discuss a Christian approach to voting. Jonathan Gerber, assistant professor of psychology, Read full article »

How Then Should a Christian Vote?

In the November 2, 2012, Capital Commentary published by the Center for Public Justice, Paul Brink, associate professor of political science, offers a Christian perspective on why and how to vote. How Should We Vote? By Paul Brink First of all, we should vote.  I join others in saying that to vote is actually part of our Christian calling. Given the responsibility of the state Read full article »