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Non-Resident Senior Fellow,
Herbert Hoover Distinguished Professor of Politics
George Fox University
Email Mark David Hall
Mark David Hall Vitae
Mark David Hall has been at George Fox since 2001. He received a BA in political science from Wheaton College and a PhD in political science from the University of Virginia.
Mark’s primary research and writing interests are American political theory and the relationship between religion and politics. He has also written more than fifty journal articles, book chapters, reviews, and sundry pieces. He is currently co-editing Faith and the Founders of the American Republic (forthcoming, Oxford University Press) and co-authoring a book tentatively titled America’s “Godless” Constitution, Deist Founders, and other Myths About Religion and the American Founding.
Mark is recognized as an expert on church-state relations by Christians in Political Science and ReligionLink. He is currently president of the national organization Christians in Political Science and serves on the Board of Veritas Christian School.
Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Religion in China
Centre for the Study of Christianity in China
Email Christopher Hancock
Dr Chris Hancock is Director of the Centre for the Study of Christianity in China at King’s College, London. He has, since 2004, traveled widely in China and taught theology extensively in Chinese universities and in other parts of the world (especially India, the USA and Myanmar). He has recently published Robert Morrison and the Birth of Chinese Protestantism (Continuum/T&T Clark) and has books on Christianity and Confucianism, The Lord’s Prayer: A Prayer for the World, and Marks of a True Church in process of completion. Prior to 2004, Chris was Dean of Bradford Cathedral, Vicar of Holy Trinity, Cambridge, a professor at Virginia Theological Seminary, and a university lecturer in Cambridge. He is married to Suzie and they have two grown children.
Resident Scholar, Religion & American Culture
Email Barry Hankins
Barry Hankins Vitae
Dr. Hankins holds an M.A. in Church-State Studies from Baylor and a Ph.D. in History from Kansas State University. He has published numerous books and many articles in academic journals. As a Professor of Church-State Studies and of History, he possesses considerable expertise in religion and American culture, Protestant fundamentalism and evangelicalism, and the relationship of church and state in American history.
Harper, an assistant professor of classics and a core faculty member in the Religious Studies Program, received his bachelor’s degree from OU in 2001, going on to obtain his master’s and doctoral degrees from Harvard University in 2003 and 2007. His articles have been published in some of the most internationally distinguished journals in his field. His book, Slavery in the Late Roman Mediterranean, AD 275-425: An Economic, Social, and Institutional Study, is under contract with Cambridge University Press.
Since joining the OU faculty in 2007, Harper has been the recipient of numerous grants. His courses on Roman Civilization and the Origins of Christianity are popular offerings at OU. He also teaches in the Osher Lifelong Learning Program at OU and regularly speaks at national conferences. Before coming to OU, he received many fellowships and awards — including the distinguished Whiting Fellowship — and won numerous teaching awards as a graduate student at Harvard.
ISR Distinguished Senior Fellow, Religion and Politics, Religious Freedom
University of Oklahoma
Email Allen Hertzke – Homepage -Allen Hertzke Vitae -Publications
An internationally recognized expert on religion and politics, Allen Hertzke is Presidential Professor of Political Science at the University of Oklahoma. He is author of Representing God in Washington, an award-winning analysis of religious lobbies, which has been issued in a Chinese language translation; Echoes of Discontent, an account of church-rooted populist movements; and co-author of Religion and Politics in America, a comprehensive text now in its fourth edition. His latest book is Freeing God’s Children: The Unlikely Alliance for Global Human Rights. A frequent news commentator, Hertzke has been featured in such outlets as The New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, London Times, Time Magazine, New Republic, USA Today, Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Weekly Standard, BBC World Service, PBS, and National Public Radio. He has held positions in Washington D.C. as Visiting Senior Fellow at the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life and as Visiting Scholar at the Brookings Institution. Between 2008-2010 he served as lead consultant, first for the Pew Charitable Trusts and then for the John Templeton Foundation, to develop strategic recommendations for advancing religious freedom around the globe. A winner of numerous teaching awards, Dr. Hertzke has lectured at the National Press Club, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs, and before numerous audiences in China.
Senior Fellow, Spirituality
Arizona State University
Email David R. Hodge
David R. Hodge, Ph.D. is an assistant professor at ASU and a senior nonresident fellow at the University of Pennsylvania’s Program for Research on Religion and Urban Civil Society. Dr. Hodge is a nationally recognized scholar in the area of spirituality. His work on this topic has appeared in a wide array of leading journals.