Jeffrey Sikkenga
Jeffrey Sikkenga
Professor of Political Science
Jeffrey Sikkenga
Professor of Political Science


Jeffrey Sikkenga is Professor of Political Science and interim Executive Director of the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University. 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.

Research Areas

American Political Thought
Religion in American Democracy
Constitutional Law


PhD, University of Toronto
MA, University of Toronto
BA, University of Virginia

Courses Taught

AHG 501 - The American Revolution
AHG 601 - Sources of the American Regime
AHG 630 - John Marshall and Earl Warren
AHG 641 - The Supreme Court
AHG 660 - The Fourth Amendment