Faculty | Political Science, B.A.

Tom Copeland

  • Associate Professor of Political Science

  • ​Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh, PA,
  • M.A. University of Pittsburgh, PA
  • B.A. Geneva College, Beaver Falls, PA​

Dr. Tom Copeland is an associate professor of Political Science, teaching classes in International Relations and leading off-campus study programs. He is especially interested in national security, intelligence, terrorism, and the relationship between free markets and prosperity. He has written a book on mass casualty terrorism and edited another on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He enjoys...

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Scott A. Waller

  • Chair, Political Science Department
  • Associate Professor of Political Science

  • Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University
  • M.A., Claremont Graduate University
  • M.A., Biola University
  • B.S., Southwest Missouri State University

Dr. Waller holds graduate degrees in both philosophy and political science.  He has an M.A from Talbot School of Theology in Philosophy of Religion and Ethics and an M.A. in Politics and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Claremont Graduate University in the fields of American Politics and Political Theory.  His research interests involve the intersection of religion and politics,...

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Research Interests

  • Church-State Relations
  • First Amendment Jurisprudence
  • Evangelical Political Engagement
  • Religious Involvement/Voice in the Public Square
  • Nature of Judicial Power
  • The Founding Era
  • Evolution of Executive Power

Darren Guerra

  • Associate Professor of Political Science

  • Ph.D. Claremont Graduate University
  • M.A., Claremont Graduate University
  • B.A.Vanguard University

Darren Patrick Guerra is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Biola University in La Mirada, CA with a scholarly focus on American Politics, Constitutional Law, and Public Policy. His book Perfecting the Constitution: The Case for the Article V Amendment Process was released in 2013 with the paperback edition out in March 2015. Guerra earned his doctorate from Claremont Graduate...

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Research Interests

  • Constitutional Law
  • America Political Institutions
  • Deliberative Democracy
  • Film and Politics
  • Constitutional Jurisprudence
  • Natural Law
  • Christianity and Politics