Scott Waalkes

Scott WaalkesEducation

  • Ph.D., Foreign Affairs, University of Virginia (1996)
  • M.A., Foreign Affairs, University of Virginia (1992)
  • B.A., Political Science, Calvin College (1990)


  • 2020-Present, Director of General Education
  • 2008-Present, Professor of International Politics, Malone University
  • 2016 (Fall), Sabbatical Fellow in Public Policy, American Studies Program, Washington, DC
  • 2004-08, Associate Professor International Politics, Malone College
  • 2004-05, Visiting Fulbright Scholar, Department of Economics and Finance, College of Business Administration, University of Bahrain
  • 1998-2003, Assistant Professor of International Politics, Malone College
  • 1997-98, Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Calvin College
  • 1996-97, Lecturer, Department of Government and Foreign Affairs, University of Virginia

Recent Scholarly Work

  • “Soccer 2, Saints 0: World Soccer as a Rival to Traditional Religion,” In All Things, February 1, 2017,
  • “The Puzzle of Obama’s ‘Small-Ball’ Strategy: Caution, Retrenchment, and Realism,” PS: Political Science and Politics 50 (January 2017), pp. 49-53.
  • “Does Soccer Explain the World or Does the World Explain Soccer? Soccer and Globalization,” Soccer and Society 18:2-3 (March/May 2017), pp. 166-180.
  • “Whatever Happened to Nuclear Weapons?—A Review Essay,” Christian Scholar’s Review 44:4 (Summer 2015), pp. 389-404.
  • “Rethinking Work as Vocation: From Protestant Advice to Gospel Corrective,” Christian Scholar’s Review 44:2 (Winter 2015), pp. 135-153.
  • The Fullness of Time in a Flat World: Globalization and the Liturgical Year (Cascade Books, 2010)

Teaching Assignments

  • Comparative Politics
  • The Global Economy
  • Globalization and Cultural Geography
  • History and Politics of the Modern Middle East
  • Home and Other Places
  • Introduction to World Politics
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Political Science Senior Seminar
  • U.S. Foreign Policy
  • Work and Vocation