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
Ashbrook Center


  • 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”


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

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