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Many fields in the arts and sciences contribute useful knowledge. Public Policy programs make such knowledge transferable across the public, private, and nonprofit sectors by giving students the ability to acquire information and knowledge from across the disciplines to formulate comprehensive analyses of past, present, or future public policies, and to be able to present these analyses to decision makers. Faculty members from various disciplines such as Biology, Economics, History, and Political Science contribute to student training in ways that enable graduates from diverse disciplines to become culturally aware and socially sensitive policy leaders who are ready for career opportunities in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.

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

Biography

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

Interests

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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