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Ryan Anderson is the William E. Simon Senior Research Fellow at The Heritage Foundation, and the founder and editor-in-chief of Public Discourse, the online journal of the Witherspoon Institute of Princeton, New Jersey. He is the author of When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment and Truth Overruled: The Future of Marriage and Religious Freedom, and he is the co-author of What Is Marriage? Man and Woman: A Defense and Debating Religious Liberty and Discrimination. Anderson’s research has been cited by two U.S. Supreme Court justices, Justice Samuel Alito and Justice Clarence Thomas, in two Supreme Court cases.

He received his bachelor of arts degree from Princeton University, graduating Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude, and he received his doctoral degree in political philosophy from the University of Notre Dame. His dissertation was titled, “Neither Liberal Nor Libertarian: A Natural Law Approach to Social Justice and Economic Rights.” Anderson has made appearances on ABC, CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, and Fox News. His work has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, the Harvard Health Policy Review, the Georgetown Journal of Law and Public Policy, the Weekly Standard, and National Review. He is a member of the James Madison Society at Princeton University, a Fellow of the Institute for Human Ecology at the Catholic University of America, and a Visiting Fellow at the Veritas Center at Franciscan University.

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Robert Clemm is an associate professor of strategy at the eSchool for graduate PME as part of the Air Command and Staff College as part of the Air Education Training Command at Maxwell AFB in Montgomery Alabama. In 2012, Clemm received his Ph.D. from The Ohio State University, where he studied Military, Modern European, and African history. His dissertation, “Delineating Dominion: The Use of Cartography in the conquest, conception, and control of Eastern Africa,” is a trans-national comparative study of the use of cartography by Germany and England in Eastern Africa from 1844–1914. He is currently turning this work into a manuscript with the University of Nebraska Press. Before starting his position at Maxwell in 2018, he served as an assistant-then-associate professor of history at Grove City College where he taught courses in Modern European, African, and Military History.

Michael L. Coulter is a professor of humanities and political science at Grove City College. His academic specialties are American government and political theory. A co-editor of the Encyclopedia of Catholic Social Teaching, Social Science and Social Policy (Scarecrow Press, Volumes 1 and 2, 2007; Volume 3: Supplement, 2012), Coulter has also authored chapters for Church-State Issues in America Today (Praeger, 2008) and Catholic Social Teaching: American Reflections on the Compendium (Lexington Books, 2008), and has contributed to several reference works, including the Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court and Movies in American History. Coulter graduated from Grove City College and obtained his Masters Degree and Doctorate in Politics from the University of Dallas.

Marvin J. Folkertsma is a retired chairman of the Political Science department and professor of Political Science at Grove City College. A fellow for American studies with The Center for Vision & Values, he is also the author of several non-fiction and fiction books, including Ideology and Leadership (Prentice Hall, 1988), a novel titled The Thirteenth Commandment (Glenbridge Publishing, 2004), and Criminal Intent (Glenbridge Publishing, 2002). He is also co-author of Agony of Survival, an account of displaced persons in Germany after World War II. This book was an alternate selection of the Jewish Book Club and was nominated for the National Jewish Book Award. He is a frequent contributor of opinion-editorial essays. Folkertsma received his Bachelors degree from Calvin College, and after serving in the military, both his Masters and Doctorate from Wayne State University.

David French is a senior writer for National Review, a senior fellow at the National Review Institute, an attorney (concentrating his practice in constitutional law and the law of armed conflict), and a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He is the author or co-author of several books, including, most recently, the No. 1 New York Times bestselling Rise of ISIS: A Threat We Can’t Ignore.

He is a graduate of Harvard Law School, the past president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), and a former lecturer at Cornell Law School. He has served as a senior counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice and the Alliance Defending Freedom.

David is a former major in the United States Army Reserve (IRR). In 2007, he deployed to Iraq, serving in Diyala Province as Squadron Judge Advocate for the 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, where he was awarded the Bronze Star. He lives and works in Columbia, Tennessee, with his wife, Nancy (who is also a New York Times bestselling author), and three children.

Andrew J. Harvey is a professor of English at Grove City College and a contributing scholar with The Center for Vision & Values. Prior to coming to Grove City, he taught English at Eastern Mennonite University, University of Virginia College at Wise, and was a teaching fellow in the department of English at UNC Chapel Hill. His academic specialty is Medieval and Renaissance English Literature. Harvey received his Bachelors degree from James Madison University and both his Masters and Doctorate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Mark W. Hendrickson is an adjunct professor who has taught Economics, Entrepreneurship, International Business, Sociology, and Spanish at Grove City College. He is also a fellow for Economic and Social Policy with The Center for Vision & Values. The author of hundreds of articles, many published in prominent news outlets both at home and abroad, Dr. Hendrickson is a contributing editor of The St. Croix Review and selfeducatedamerican.com. His most recent books are Problems with Piketty: The Flaws and Fallacies in ‘Capital in the Twenty-First Century,’ and an e-book, The Big Picture: The Science, Politics and Economics of Climate Change.

David Hogsette is a professor of English at Grove City College, where he serves as Writing Program Director. His major teaching and research concentrations include Romantic Period Literature, Gothic Literature, Science Fiction, Fantasy Literature, college composition, and technical communication. He has published articles on reader-response in Margaret Atwood, cultural reception of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, the transatlantic Gothicism of William Godwin and Charles Brockden Brown, and philosophical perspectives on 19th-century science in Mary Shelley. He has also published a composition textbook titled Writing That Makes Sense: Critical Thinking in College Composition and a book on basic Christian apologetics titled E-mails to a Young Seeker: Exchanges in Mere Christianity. He is currently completing his next book project titled Exploring the Ethics of Elfland: Fantasy Literature and the Mythopoeic Voice of Reason. He earned his Bachelors degree, Masters, and PhD from The Ohio State University.

Paul C. Kemeny is a professor of Religion and Humanities at Grove City College and interim dean of the Calderwood School of Arts and Letters. He is the author of The New England Watch and Ward Society (Oxford University Press, 2018), “Princeton in the Nation’s Service: Religious Ideals and Educational Practice, 1868-1928” of the Religion in America Series (Oxford University Press, 1998), co-editor of American Church History: A Reader (Abingdon Press, 1998), editor of Faith, Freedom, and Higher Education: Historical Analysis and Contemporary Reflection (Pickwick Press, 2013), and editor of Church, State, and Social Justice: Five Views (InterVarsity Press, 2007). Kemeny received his Bachelors degree from Wake Forest University, Westminster Seminary, Duke University, and Princeton Seminary.

Paul G. Kengor is a New York Times best-selling author and professor of Political Science at Grove City College. He is also executive director of The Center for Vision & Values and a visiting fellow with the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace at Stanford University. As a presidential historian known for his scholarship on the Cold War, communism, and Ronald Reagan, Kengor’s opinion editorials have appeared in the nation’s leading print and online publications, and he is a frequent commentator on top-rated radio and television news programs.

Kengor received his Doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, his Masters degree from American University’s School of International Service, and he holds an honorary Doctorate from Franciscan University. A native of Western Pennsylvania, he lives with his wife in Grove City, Pennsylvania, along with their eight children.

Richard D. Kocur is an assistant professor of Business at Grove City College where he specializes in Marketing and Business Policy and Strategy. He has authored several syndicated articles dealing with the business of healthcare and the reform of the American healthcare system and is a frequent contributor to The Center for Vision & Values.

Prior to joining the faculty at Grove City College, Mr. Kocur spent 28 years in the healthcare industry working in the pharmaceutical, managed care, and consumer healthcare sectors for companies such as Upjohn, Coventry Healthcare, and Glaxo SmithKline.

Professor Kocur earned a Bachelors degree in Biology from Grove City College, an M.B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh, and is currently pursuing a Doctoral degree in Marketing from Anderson University.

Cindy Rinaman Marsch has been a guest lecturer in the Writing department at Grove City College since 2016, after more than two decades homeschooling her four children and teaching and consulting through Writing Assessment Services (founded 1996). She has taught writing at colleges in several states, including Auburn University and Florida State University, where she earned both her Bachelors and Masters degrees (1982, 1984). In 2016 she published Rosette: A Novel of Pioneer Michigan and currently serves as an editor under the auspices of Moraine’s Edge Books.

Glenn Marsch is a professor of Physics at Grove City College. He is a molecular biophysicist who uses spectroscopic methods to study DNA damage, carcinogenesis, and pharmacology, research he pursued in a 2013 sabbatical at Vanderbilt University. He came to Grove City College in 2004 to help develop the course Studies in Science, Faith, and Technology, and previously taught for eight years at Union University. He recently contributed a chapter to Christian Higher Education: Faith, Teaching, and Learning in the Evangelical Tradition (Crossway, 2018). He holds a Bachelors degree from Clemson University (1983) and a Doctorate from The Florida State University (1990).

Joshua Mayo is an assistant professor of English at Grove City College and a faculty member of the Writing Program. He earned his Bachelors degree in English from Grove City College (2010), his Masters in English from the University of Mississippi (2012), his Masters in Literature from the University of Dallas (2014), and his Doctorate in Literature from Dallas’s Institute for Philosophic Studies (2017). Joshua’s academic passion is the recovery of liberal arts learning through literature and composition.

Michelle A. McFeaters is assistant dean of the Alva J. Calderwood School of Arts and Letters of Grove City College and professor of Accounting. She has been at Grove City College since 1995. She completed her Doctor of Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting at Anderson University (Anderson, Indiana), her Masters of Science in Accounting and Bachelor of Arts in Economics, both at Grove City College.

She often works with various publishers to write supplementary course materials for Principles of Accounting, Tax Accounting, and Cost Accounting textbooks. She teaches Principles of Accounting, Cost Accounting, Advanced Accounting, and Contemporary Accounting Theory. Her career has taken her into consulting, corporate financial, and managerial accounting positions, and into the non-profit world. She is currently involved with the Kenneth and Patricia Hoover Educational Foundation (Treasurer), The Foundation of the Allegheny Region (President), and Deep Springs International.

Paul J. McNulty ’80 is the President of Grove City College. Prior to returning to his alma mater in 2014, Mr. McNulty spent over thirty years in Washington, D.C., as an attorney in both public service and private practice. In 2005, the United States Senate unanimously confirmed Mr. McNulty to the position of Deputy Attorney General, the second in command at the U.S. Department of Justice and the Chief Operating Officer of the department’s 100,000 employees. He also served from 2001 to 2005 as the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia and was a leader in our nation’s response to the terrorist attacks of September 11. Mr. McNulty worked for more than ten years as a senior attorney in the U.S. Congress, including as Chief Counsel and Director of Legislative Operations for the House Majority Leader and Chief Counsel for the House Subcommittee on Crime. From 2007 to 2014, Mr. McNulty led the global corporate compliance and investigations practice for Baker McKenzie, one of the world’s largest law firms.

He is a co-founder of Faith & Law, an organization dedicated to helping congressional staff better understand the implications of the Christian worldview for their calling to the public square. He also serves as co-chair of the Blue Ribbon Commission on Pennsylvania’s Election Security.

Michael Medved is a nationally-syndicated radio talk show host and bestselling author. His daily three-hour show reaches over 300 markets coast to coast and an audience of 4 million listeners placing him, for 14 years in a row, on the Talkers Magazine list of the top ten largest audiences in political talk radio.

He is the author 13 non-fiction books including is most recent best-seller The American Miracle: Divine Providence in the Rise of the Republic. In the book, Michael describes a dozen astonishing incidents in which luck, nature, or some higher power seemed to intervene on behalf the young United States.

Michael has lectured for religious, political, and academic audiences in all 50 states and six Canadian provinces, and contributes columns regularly to the Wall Street Journal and USA Today, where he is a member of the Board of Contributors.

Kimberly Miller is a professor of Communication and Visual Arts at Grove City College, where she teaches Film Studies and Writing courses. In addition to presentations at numerous conferences and seminars, Miller contributed a chapter titled “Clueless Times at the Ferris Bueller Club: A Critical Analysis of the Directorial Works of Amy Heckerling and John Hughes” that is included in the book ReFocus: The Films of Amy Heckerling.

Miller received her Doctorate from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and her Bachelors and Masters degrees from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania.

Andrew Mitchell is an associate professor of History at Grove City College. He earned his Bachelors degree from Hillsdale College in 2000 and his Masters and Doctorate from The Ohio State University (2000, 2005). After teaching for three years at Hillsdale College and one year at Spring Arbor University, Mitchell came to Grove City in the autumn of 2008. He has taught classes on Spain and Latin America, courses on Early Modern and Military History, and seminars on the Reformations, Piracy, and Western Food and Feasting.

He contributed a chapter, “Por Dios, Por Patria: The Sacral Limits of Empire as Seen in Catalan Political Sermons, 1630-1641,” in The Limits of Empire: European Imperial Formation in Early Modern World History (Ashgate, 2012), and most recently finished an article titled, “The Indochinese Films of Pierre Schoendoerffer: An Homage to Honor and Hope” that will be published in an upcoming festschrift to John F. Guilmartin, Jr.

Eric A. Potter is a professor of English at Grove City College, where he teaches courses in American Literature, Civilization and Literature, Creative Writing, and Modern Poetry. His academic specialties include American Literature, Creative Writing, Contemporary Poetry, and Religion and Literature.

He has published two collections of poetry: A Day of Small Things (House on the Hill, 2017) and Things Not Seen (Wipf & Stock, 2015), as well as two poetry chapbooks, Heart Murmur and Still Life.

Prior to coming to Grove City, he was an assistant professor of English at Toccoa Falls College. Potter received his Bachelors degree from Wheaton College and both his Masters and Doctorate from the University of Virginia.

Colleen A. Sheehan is professor of Politics and co-director of the Matthew J. Ryan Center for the Study of Free Institutions and the Public Good at Villanova University. She has served in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and on the Pennsylvania State Board of Education.

She is author of The Mind of James Madison: The Legacy of Classical Republicanism (Cambridge University Press, 2015), James Madison and the Spirit of Republican Self-Government (Cambridge University Press, 2009), and Friends of the Constitution: Writings of the “Other” Federalists, 1787-88 (with Gary L. McDowell, Liberty Fund Press, 1998), and is currently completing The Cambridge Companion to The Federalist (with Jack Rakove, forthcoming from Cambridge University Press) and The World of Emma Woodhouse, an interpretation of Jane Austen’s Emma.

Sheehan has been an Earhart Fellow, Bradley Fellow, and recipient of the Martin Manley Professor of the Year Award. She received her B.A. from Eisenhower College and her Masters and Doctorate from the Claremont Graduate School.

Gary S. Smith retired in 2017 after teaching for 39 years at Grove City College, chairing the History Department and coordinating the Humanities core. He is a fellow for Faith & Politics with The Center for Vision & Values.

Smith has authored or edited 12 books, including Religion in the Oval Office: The Religious Lives of American Presidents (Oxford University Press, 2015) and Suffer the Children: What We Can to Do to Improve the Lives of the World’s Impoverished Children (2017), co-authored with his wife Jane Smith. His latest book is A History of Christianity in Pittsburgh (2019).

He is currently a parish associate at Saint Andrews-Covenant Presbyterian Church in Wilmington, North Carolina.

Smith earned his Bachelors degree in Psychology at Grove City College, a Masters degree at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and a Masters and Doctorate in American History at Johns Hopkins University.

John Sparks is the retired dean of the Alva J. Calderwood School of Arts & Letters at Grove City College. He is a fellow with The Center for Vision & Values and a regular contributor of opinion editorials on U.S. Supreme Court developments.

Sparks has been named an H.B. Earhart Foundation Fellow, an R.C. Hoiles Fellow, a Chavanne Fellow, and has received the prestigious George Washington Honor Medal from the Freedoms Foundation, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.

Sparks is a graduate of Grove City College with a B.A. in Economics and received his JD from the University of Michigan Law School.

Carl R. Trueman is professor of Biblical and Religious Studies at Grove City College. He is a graduate of the Universities of Cambridge and Aberdeen and has taught on the faculties of the Universities of Nottingham and Aberdeen and Westminster Theological Seminary. Most recently, he was the William E. Simon Visiting Fellow in Religion and Public Life in the James Madison Program at Princeton University.

He writes regularly at First Things and Modern Reformation and co-hosts a weekly podcast, The Mortification of Spin, for the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals.

Caleb Verbois is an assistant professor of Political Science at Grove City College and an affiliated scholar at the John Jay Institute. He earned his Bachelors degree from Oglethorpe University and both his Masters and Doctorate from the University of Virginia (2011).

Caleb came to Grove City in the fall of 2014 after teaching at Regent University for three years. His academic focus is in the American Founding and the development of American Political institutions and development over time, especially the presidency.

Kristen K. Waggoner serves as senior vice president of U.S. legal division and communications with Alliance Defending Freedom. In this role, Waggoner oversees the U.S. legal division, a team of 100 attorneys and staff who engage in litigation, public advocacy, and legislative support.

Since she assumed this role, ADF has prevailed as lead counsel in eight U.S. Supreme Court victories, including Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, which she argued at the Supreme Court and won. She continues as lead counsel in Arlene’s Flowers v. State of Washington, which the Supreme Court remanded to the lower courts. She also served as counsel for the free speech victory that the Supreme Court handed down in National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Becerra.

Waggoner has extensive experience in civil litigation, employment, education, nonprofit, and constitutional law. After clerking with Washington Supreme Court Justice Richard B. Sanders and interning with U.S. Rep. Linda Smith, Waggoner joined Ellis, Li & McKinstry, a Seattle law firm, where she became a partner in 2004. At ELM, Waggoner participated as counsel in hundreds of legal matters including constitutional cases such as Andersen v. King County (same-sex marriage), Stormans v. Wiesman (pharmacists’ conscience rights), State ex rel Gallwey v. Grimm (financial aid to religious university students), and State v. Hamlin (clergy-penitent privilege). Waggoner has also testified before the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on religious freedom issues.

Waggoner is Peer Review Rated AV® Preeminent™ in Martindale-Hubbell. Washington Law & Politics selected her as a “Rising Star” for many years, and she is a sought-after national speaker on legal and cultural issues. She regularly comments on religious freedom issues in television, radio, and print media. Waggoner is admitted to practice in multiple states, the Supreme Court, and numerous federal district and appellate courts.

Kristen Bergman Waha is an assistant professor of English at Grove City College. She received her B.A. in English from Westmont College and her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from University of California, Davis (2015).

She teaches courses on world, Victorian, and modern European literatures, and her research interests include women’s social reform literature in Victorian India and Britain, the early Tamil novel, and religious conversion and deconversion narratives. Her work has appeared in Victorian Literature and Culture.

Lewis Waha is a freelance writer and independent researcher defending Christianity in the public square. He earned a Bachelors degree from University of California, Davis, and a Master of Arts degree in Christian Apologetics at Biola University (2016).

He presented on Rawls and natural marriage at the Evangelical Philosophical Society Eastern Conference and has written for Apologetics Canada and The Center for Vision & Values. He curates his work at The Civil Apologist. His current research interest is in pluralism, fairness, and rhetoric in liberal societies.