Values & Capitalism is now AEI’s Initiative on Faith and Public Life. Click here to learn more about our mission and new name.

Faculty

Join a community of scholars exploring questions of faith and public life and committed to investing in the lives of future leaders.

Join Our Academic Network

Since 2012, we have built a network of over 300 Christian professors at colleges and universities across the country and world. The network exists to foster meaningful relationships between faculty and encourage intellectual inquiry around topics of faith, politics, economics, and society. The professors in our network are also essential partners in our efforts to reach and equip students.

Academic Network members receive monthly updates about our programs and resources, as well as occasional mailings of complimentary publications. Some professors also partner closely with the student Executive Council at their school to plan on-campus programming. Select members (especially those who have shown sustained engagement) are invited to an annual, expense-free retreat. We invite you to sign up below to join the network.

Explore Educational Resources

Our initiative has developed a library of resources that have been used by faculty in the classroom, as well as in book groups and other extracurricular programming. Our resources include: 15 short books on various policy topics (with accompanying slide decks, outlines, and sample questions), essays, videos, and full-length documentaries. Complimentary copies of these resources are available to Academic Network members upon request.

Nominate Students

We depend on our faculty partners to identify talented students who might be interested in our programs. Although we have specific nomination processes for several of our student programs, we invite professors to generally recommend students to us at the link below.

Featured Faculty Partners

The professors in our network are leading Christian scholars who represent a range of colleges and universities and a variety of different academic disciplines, including:

political science, international relations, economics, business, history, philosophy, and theology. A selection of our closest faculty partners are listed below.

Vahagn Asatryan

Redeemer University College

Hunter Baker

Union University

Daniel Bennett

John Brown University

Amy Black

Wheaton College

Paul Boling

Bryan College

Lee Bratcher

Dallas Baptist University

Brian Brenberg

The King’s College

Jay Bruce

John Brown University

Art Carden

Samford University

Elizabeth Corey

Baylor University

Mark David Hall

George Fox University

Jeff Haymond

Cedarville University

Enoch Hill

Wheaton College

Rick Ifland

Westmont College

David Iglesias

Wheaton College

Jeff Keuss

Seattle Pacific University

Doug Koopman

Calvin College

Geri Mason

Seattle Pacific University

Steven McMullen 

Hope College

Peter Meilaender

Houghton College

Jakob Miller

Taylor University

Chuck North

Baylor University

Nate Peach

George Fox University

Jeff Polet

Hope College

Trisha Posey

John Brown University

Travis Ricketts

Bryan College

Aaron Schavey

Bethel University (IN)

Abbylin Sellers

Azusa Pacific University

Stephen Smith

Hope College

Scott Waller

Biola University

Faculty Essays

Achievement and the Christian Life

Achievement and the Christian Life

If you are reading this essay, I can be sure of one thing: You have achieved something of significance, and you hope to do still more. You wish to write a book, start a company, help the poor and disadvantaged, become a doctor or lawyer, or make a scientific discovery. In contemporary parlance, you want to change the world and chase your passions.

The Future of Liberalism

The Future of Liberalism

The Future of Liberalism: Christian Perspectives on the Sustainability of the Liberal Order A compilation of essays written by Kevin Brown, Steven Clements, Sarah Estelle, Darren Guerra, John Lunn, and Steven McMullen READ THE FULL TEXT FOREWORD: The United States,...

The University at a Crossroads

The University at a Crossroads

The University at a Crossroads: Assessing the Purpose, State, and Future of Higher Education in America A compilation of essays by Kevin Brown, Stephen Clements, Denise Daniels, Caleb Henry, Peter Meilaender, and Bradley Murg READ THE FULL TEXT FOREWORD: What is the...

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Peter Meilaender

The programs sponsored by AEI’s initiative have been an invaluable opportunity to network with other Christian college faculty. Many of us—like me—teach at small colleges, and we have only limited chances to discuss the role of faith in civic life, or the challenges we all face in educating our students, with like-minded colleagues. AEI is really filling a need with its faculty network.

Trisha Posey

AEI’s Initiative on Faith and Public Life has provided opportunities for me and my students to engage in robust cross-disciplinary discussions with economists, policy makers, and scholars. As a result, we are better equipped to engage in our communities to promote the flourishing of all.

Steven McMullen

The Initiative on Faith & Public life is doing essential work. They organize top-notch programming that brings together people of faith to discuss some of the most important questions of our age. The real secret to their success is that their network of academics is an excellent group of careful scholars across disciplines.

Mark Hall

Over the years I’ve sent students to many conferences, but few if any are as rich and challenging as those held by AEI’s Initiative on Faith & Public Life. They challenge my students to think more deeply, seriously, and even Christianly about matters of public concern. I recommend them highly.