Faculty

IWU's Social Studies faculty members come from a broad spectrum of disciplines within the social sciences. While some instructors will define their discipline as a social science, others as a behavioral science, and still others as part of the humanities, they all share a common commitment to studying human beings and the human condition, both socially and individually.

All of our faculty members are highly qualified and hold advanced degrees in their respective disciplines. They are fully committed to academic excellence, student learning, and Christian service. Through teaching and mentoring, they endeavor to challenge students to examine, analyze, and understand God's world, especially those created in his image.

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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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