The Political Science faculty members are committed to understanding the problems and theories of politics. These instructors are engaged in explaining and influencing politics by engagement in the classroom, in research and presentation at national conferences, and in the real world. All of our professors are highly qualified and have advanced degrees in one or more of the subfields of Political Science. Our faculty members wrestle with the conflict that often exists between faith and politics, and they teach in such a way that students are encouraged to engage in this same process. They strive to encourage thoughtful Christian reflection in the pursuit of public service and participation in politics.

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Jonathan Conrad; MA, PhD Professor; Political Science jon.conrad@indwes.edu Department - History Division - Social Sciences


Dr. Conrad is originally from Nova Scotia, Canada. He traveled throughout Europe and North Africa while serving as a missionary with Youth With A Mission. He taught high school for several years at Wheaton Academy in Chicago, before completing his doctorate in Political Science at Northern Illinois University. He has an active music ministry, which includes concerts in local churches, singing in community choir performances, and being part of the worship team in his local church.

Educational Background:

  • B.S., 1991, Indiana Wesleyan University
  • M.A., 1997, Northern Illinois University
  • Ph.D., 2004, Northern Illinois University


Dr. Conrad’s primary interest is in the field of political theory; specifically, exploring the compatibility of ancient and modern political theories with biblical principles. To that end, his research tends to be more qualitative than quantitative.

His secondary interest is in the area of technology. He has recently begun to examine the intersection between technology and politics to understand how technology either contributes to or detracts from the good political life.

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