Dr. Jeff Sikkenga, Professor of Political Science
Dr. Jeffrey Sikkenga
Executive Director of the Ashbrook Center
Professor of Political Science
Dr. Jeffrey Sikkenga
Executive Director of the Ashbrook Center
Professor of Political Science

Biography

  • Joined Ashland University faculty in 1997 and serves as Executive Director of the Ashbrook Program and professor of political science.
  • Has been a senior fellow in the Program on Constitutionalism and Democracy at the University of Virginia, a visiting scholar at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, and the William E. Simon Distinguished Visiting Professor at the School of Public Policy at Pepperdine University. He has lectured across the country on religious liberty, American politics, and the Supreme Court.
  • 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, 2019, second edition), edited Transforming American Welfare (1999) and co-wrote The Free Person and the Free Economy (2002)

Education

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