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Dr. Jeffrey Polet
Associate Professor of Political Science and Department Chair

 
Jeff Polet

Email: polet@hope.edu

Office: Lubbers 206

Phone: 395-7547

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Polet has been teaching at Hope since 2004 after previously teaching at Malone College and The Catholic University of America. He earned his B.A. from Calvin College and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Catholic University. His area of specialization is political philosophy, with a particular emphasis in 20th century theory, as well as American political thought.

Dr. Polet has written about term limits, the 2000 election, and the faith-based initiative, as well as various topics in political theory. He has also written articles concerning the intersection of religion and political life, particularly as the tension manifests itself in modern atheism. Dr. Polet co-authored a book with Dr. David Ryden entitled Sanctioning Religion? Politics, Law, and Faith-Based Public Services, which was recently published. He is currently writing a book on the political philosophy of John Marshall.

Dr. Polet enjoys golf, classical music and opera. He is married and has three children.

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