|Present||Chair, Department of History and Government, Cedarville University ‐ Department of History and Government|
|Present||Director, Cedarville University ‐ Center for Political Studies|
|Present||Professor of Political Science, Cedarville University ‐ Department of History and Government|
Honors and Awards
- Faculty Teaching Effectiveness Award, Cedarville University - 2007
- The Cove Award, Cedarville University - 2007
- Excellence in Education Award, Ohio Magazine - 2014
- Academic Service Award, Cedarville University - 2016
- American Constitutional Law
- American Political Thought
- Church and State in America
- Jurisprudence-Philosophy of Law
- Politics and American Culture
- Popular Culture & Politics
- Research in Political Science
|2001||Ph.D., University of Georgia|
|1995||M.A., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School|
|1992||B.A., Bryan College|
Department of History and Government
Journal Articles (4)
Fanning the Flames: Religious Media Consumption and American Politics American Politics Research (2007)
Both religion and mass media are politically important in the United States. However, little is known about the political role of religious media. Religious media might be politically influential because they help translate religion into ...
Religiosity, Secularism, and Social Health: A Research Note Journal of Religion and Society (2006)
This article is a research note addressing various theoretical and methodological issues in the measurement and analysis of religiosity and secularism and their relationship to quantifiable measures of social health in advanced and prosperous democracies. ...
On the Prospect of Linking Religious Right Identification with Political Behavior: Panacea or Snipe Hunt? Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion (2002)
Although it is a popular topic, the religious right is understudied in two areas. First, scholars have not developed an agreed-upon profile of religious-right adherents at the individual level. Second, little is known about how ...
Across the Page and Down the Dial: Media Usage and Evaluations of the Christian Coalition Social Science Quarterly (2000)
The article focuses on the relationship between media consumption and perceptions of interest groups in the United States. Inhabitants of the late twentieth century suffer from a glut information. The media remedy this malady by ...
Rendering to God and Caesar: Critical Readings for American Government Faculty Books (2014)
To understand American government is, at minimum, to recognize religion's profound influence on our culture and, by extension, our politics." So state the editors of this outstanding collection of 55 readings that survey the function ...
Book Chapters (5)
Encyclopedia Entries (4)
Book Reviews (1)
Magazine Articles (8)
Conference Presentations (20)
Examining Faculty Attitudes and Perceptions of Diversification Efforts at a Christian University Society for Social Work and Research Annual Conference (2014)
Background and Purpose: In recent years, colleges and universities have come to recognize the importance of diversifying their faculty. To that end, educational institutions utilized a variety of strategies, including exposing faculty to a diverse ...