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Scott Waalkes

Scott Waalkes

Contact Information:
(330) 471-8396
Brehme Centennial Center 102-A

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.

Teaching Assignments

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.