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Dr. Jack Holmes
Professor of Political Science

 
Jack Holmes

Email: holmes@hope.edu

Office: Lubbers 208

Phone: 395-7543

Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

Dr. Holmes has taught at Hope since 1969, except for two years when he served as the District Assistant to a U.S. Congressman. Before coming to Hope, Dr. Holmes served as a captain/research assistant in the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Military Operations in Washington, D.C. Dr. Holmes has incorporated his interests in American foreign policy and international relations to create his Mood/Interest Theory of American Foreign Policy, which was published in 1985 by the University Press of Kentucky. 

Dr. Holmes, Dr. Michael Englehardt, Dr. Bob Elder, Dr. David Ryden, and Dr. James Zoetewey authored the third edition of American Government: Essentials & Perspectives, a national government textbook for McGraw-Hill. Dr. Holmes recently authored Ambivalent America: Cyclical Interactions with Trends (2011), a follow-up to the original Mood/Interest Theory.

Dr. Holmes grew up in Colorado and spends the summer months on his mountain ranch, researching, writing, backpacking, fishing, and teaching a course on wilderness politics. He also does political consulting and is very involved with the Michigan Republican party and has been a member of its Policy Committee for the last eight years. Dr. Holmes has served as faculty advisor to Model United Nations and the Hope Republicans.

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