Jeffrey Sikkenga

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. 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

Education

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

Events

Jun
26

"The 22nd Amendment and the Modern Presidency Thesis, Revisited" by Jeremy Bailey, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Houston

Jul
3

"On the Perpetuation of Our Political Institutions" by David Tucker, Senior Fellow, Ashbrook Center at Ashland University

Jul
10

"Progressivism and the Lincoln Legacy" by Jason Jividen, Associate Professor of Politics, Saint Vincent College.