Dr. Jeff Sikkenga, Professor of Political Science

Dr. Jeffrey Sikkenga

Interim Executive Director of the Ashbrook Center
Professor of Political Science
Adjunct Fellow of the Ashbrook Center
Senior Fellow, Program on Constitutionalism and Democracy
at University of Virginia
Building: 
Ashbrook Center
Phone: 
419.289.5625

Bio

  • Joined Ashland University faculty in 1997 and serves as professor of political science
  • Has been a visiting scholar at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution and a distinguished visiting professor at the School of Public Policy, Pepperdine University.
  • Teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in political thought, the American Founding and American constitutional law, including courses in Understanding Politics, Democracy in America, Constitutional Powers, Constitutional Rights, Politics and Religion, The American Revolution, The American Founding, The Supreme Court, Sources of the American Regime
  • Published articles and reviews in journals such as American Journal of Political Science, Perspectives on Politics, Political Theory, History of Political Thought, Journal of Politics, Political Science Quarterly, Journal of Markets and Morality and Religion and Liberty
  • 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)
  • Working on publishing two books this year: a revised edition of “History of American Political Thought” and “The Supreme Court: 35 Core Decisions”

Education

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

I work in...

Understanding and engaging with the greatest questions and best minds of the past is key to becoming a truly educated citizen. As you learn about how people thought and acted in different times and places, you will gain perspectives and develop such essential qualities as... Read More

Events

Sep
18
Mocktails at 6 p.m. Presenters: Drs. John Moser and Louis...Read more
Sep
23
Tickets for the 44th Annual Madrigal Feaste go on sale...Read more
Sep
28
The 1st Annual Ashland University Festival of Bands to be...Read more
Oct
1
Set against the national debate over the United States’ energy...Read more
Oct
10
Lab-to-Marketplace talk by Melissa Bailey OD PhD, Associate Professor of...Read more