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Our professors are distinguished scholars, active researchers, published writers, and faithful Christians who demonstrate what it means to be both Christ-followers and leaders in their academic fields. As mentors and role models, they play a huge role in the integration of faith and learning at Bethel.

Department Chair

Christopher Moore

Christopher Moore

Department Chair and Associate Professor of Political Science | c-moore@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2008

Dr. Moore studies interstate violence including terrorism, insurgency, political coups, and weapons of mass destruction. He is also interested in the intersection of faith and foreign policy, and has teaching interests in international relations, foreign policy, and political psychology.

Faculty

Andrew Bramsen

Andrew Bramsen

| a-bramsen@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2013

Comparative politics, political theory, African politics and Islam

James Hurd

James Hurd

| hurd@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1982

Cross-cultural Christianity, Amish and Mennonite culture, sociobiology, Latin America, demography, physical anthropology, concepts of community.

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William Johnson

| billannjohnson@gmail.com | Started at Bethel: 1969

Professor of Political Science Emeritus

Herb Klem

Herb Klem

| hklem@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1980

Theology

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John Lawyer

| lawjoh@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1976

Research interests in Celtic studies, international relations, foreign policy, European politics and globalization

Harley Schreck

Harley Schreck

| h-schreck@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1988

Schreck is an anthropologist who previously worked with World Vision, an international Christian aid and development agency. He teaches courses in Amsterdam and India and often involves students in his research in Northeast Minneapolis, which looks at urban change and social capital. He is also co-director of the Master of Arts in Gerontology program at Bethel.

Fred Van Geest

Fred Van Geest

| f-van-geest@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2007

Intersection of Christianity and politics; teaching interests in comparative politics, public administration, and religion and politics

Samuel Zalanga

Samuel Zalanga

| szalanga@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2000

Zalanga's doctoral fieldwork focused on the comparative role of ruling elite coalitions in development policy formulation and implementation in Malaysia and Nigeria. He specifically studied the process and politics of neoliberal economic reforms and implementation. Zalanga grew up in the northeastern region of Nigeria and brings an international and interdisciplinary perspective to the department.

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