Dr. Jeff Sikkenga, Professor of Political Science

Dr. Jeff Sikkenga

Professor of Political Science
Andrews Hall
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Jeffrey Sikkenga is professor of political science at Ashland University, adjunct fellow of the John M. Ashbrook Center and senior fellow in the Program on Constitutionalism and Democracy at the University of Virginia. He has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in political thought, the American Founding and American constitutional law. He is deeply interested in the relationship between politics and religion in liberal democracy and America in particular. He has published articles and reviews in journals such as Political Theory, History of Political Thought, Journal of Politics, Journal of Markets and Morality and Religion and Liberty. He co-edited History of American Political Thought (Lexington Press, 2003), edited Transforming American Welfare (1999) and co-wrote The Free Person and the Free Economy (2002). He is currently working on a book on the natural right to freedom of religion in the political thought of John Locke and the American Founders, exploring the foundations and political implications of religious liberty as a human right.


Ph.D. - University of Toronto
M.A. - University of Toronto
B.A. - University of Virginia

Courses Taught

POLSC 101 Understanding Politics
POLSC 102 Democracy in America
POLSC 336 Constitutional Powers
POLSC 337 Constitutional Rights
POLSC 351 Politics and Religion
AHG 501 The American Revolution
AHG 502 The American Founding
AHG 641 The Supreme Court
AHG 601 Sources of the American Regime

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