Dr. Jeffrey Sikkenga

Professor of Political Science

Ashland University

Dr. Jeffrey Sikkenga is professor of political science 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 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.

Courses Taught:

  • AHG 641 The Supreme Court
  • POLSC 351 Politics and Religion
  • POLSC 337 Constitutional Rights
  • POLSC 336 Constitutional Powers
  • POLSC 102 Democracy in America
  • POLSC 101 Understanding Politics
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