Professor of International Politics
Ph.D. in Foreign Affairs, University of Virginia, 1996
M.A. in Foreign Affairs, University of Virginia, 1992
B.A. in Political Science, Calvin College, 1990
2008-present Malone University, Professor of International Politics
2004-2008 Malone College, Associate Professor of International Politics
2004-2005 University of Bahrain, College of Business Administration, Department of Economics and Finance, Visiting Fulbright Scholar
1998-2003 Malone College, Assistant Professor of Political Science
1997-1998 Calvin College, Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science
1996-1997 University of Virginia, Department of Government and Foreign Affairs, Full-Time Lecturer
1994, 1996 University of Virginia, Department of Government and Foreign Affairs, Summer Course Lecturer
1991-1994 University of Virginia, Department of Government and Foreign Affairs, Teaching Assistant
Recent Scholarly Work
Waalkes, Scott. The Fullness of Time in a Flat World: Globalization and the Liturgical Year. Eugene, Oregon: Cascade Books, 2009.
Waalkes, Scott. "Money or Business? A Case Study of Christian Virtue Ethics in Corporate Work." Christian Scholar's Review 38 (Fall 2008), 19-40
Waalkes, Scott. "Celebrating the Church Year as a Constructive Response to Globalization." In After Modernity? Secularity, Globalization, and the Re-enchantment of the World. Edited by James K.A. Smith, 219-240. Waco: Baylor University Press, 2008.
Moroney Steven K., Matthew P. Phelps, and Scott Waalkes. "Cultivating Humility in Students." In The Schooled Heart: Moral Formation in American Higher Education. Edited by Michael D. Beaty and Douglas V. Henry, 171-190. Waco: Baylor University Press, 2007.
"Conceptual and Practical Problems with Bush's Forward Strategy of Freedom," Journal of Strategic Studies (Bahrain Center for Studies and Research), 1:1 (April 2005), 11-30.
Since coming to Malone in 1998, I’ve taught at least fifteen different courses. Currently, I teach Introduction to World Politics, U.S. Foreign Policy, International Political Economy, Middle East Politics, International Law and Organization, and the Political Science Senior Seminar. I also teach Globalization and Christian Worship (a GEN 460 Faith in the World Seminar) with Jane Hoyt-Oliver and Liberalism and Terrorism (another Faith in the World Seminar) with Geoff Bowden.
When I'm not busy teaching or writing, I am usually busy keeping up with family activities - whether artistic, academic, or athletic. My wife, Michele, and I have three children, and we live close to Malone's campus. We're active members of the Akron Christian Reformed Church, where we currently teach a Sunday School class. In my free time, I enjoy reading, running, and playing or watching soccer.