Associate Professor, Politics, Government & HistoryEmail
Direct Office Phone: 423-775-7324
Field of Study: Politics, Government & History
Office: Politics, Government, & History Department
Educated at Covenant College and Catholic University of America, Dr. Kaufmann has a special interest in Christian political thought and how Christians should engage the public square. His academic background is in the history of political theory, and he loves speaking on how the ideas in the Western political tradition shape current controversies and debates. His expertise is in contemporary political theory, specifically the political and religious thought of French philosopher Jacques Derrida.
More recently, Dr. Kaufmann has developed an interest in the importance of citizenship and civic education, especially in the American tradition. Sharing the sense of crisis that many Americans feel about American democracy, he believes that this may be an opportune moment to educate Americans not just on the issues of the day but on the roots of those issues found in the past. He comes most recently from Northwest University in Kirkland, Washington, where he served as a professor of political science for seven years. He’s married to Andrea and has three children: Imogen, Adeline, and Malachi.
I was struck by the quality of students, staff, and faculty. Students strive for excellence, and wherever they are on their spiritual walk, they want to know how to follow Christ, and how to place Him above all in their lives. The staff and faculty show their love for Christ in the warmth of the community, in the excellence of their teaching and service, and in their commitment to students.
— Andrew Kaufmann
Associate Professor, Politics, Government & History |