Dr. Jeff Sikkenga, Professor of Political Science

Dr. Jeffrey Sikkenga

Professor of Political Science
Building: 
Andrews Hall
Office Number: 
118
Phone: 
419.289.5625

Bio

Jeffrey Sikkenga is professor of political science and co-director of the Ashbrook Scholar Program 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 teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in political thought, the American Founding and American constitutional law. He has 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 QuarterlyJournal 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 John Locke's A Letter Concerning Toleration. During 2017-18, he will be a Visiting Scholar at Stanford Unviersity's Hoover Institution and a Senior Fellow at the School of Public Policy at Pepperdine University. 

Education

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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