Interim Executive Director
Prior to his appointment as Interim Executive Director of the Ashbrook Center, Jeffrey Sikkenga was co-director of the Ashbrook Scholar Program and professor of political
science at Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio. He has been at Ashland since 1997 and connected to the Ashbrook Center for 22 years, serving as an adjunct fellow of the Center, a member of the Faculty Committee of Ashbrook’s Master of Arts in American History and Government, and a faculty member for Ashbrook’s Teaching American History program.
At Ashland University, Jeff served as President and Vice-President of the Faculty Senate and recently was chair of the search committee for the Provost of the University. He was also assistant chair of the Department of History and Political Science. Outside of Ashbrook and Ashland, he has been senior fellow in the Program on Constitutionalism and Democracy at the University of Virginia, a visiting scholar at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, and the William E. Simon Distinguished Visiting Professor at the School of Public Policy at Pepperdine University. He has lectured across the country on religious liberty, American politics, and the Supreme Court. He is the author of a number of articles and book chapters on political thought, the US Constitution, and politics and religion. He has published several books, including the recently released History of American Political Thought (2nd edition).