faculty

Jesse Covington, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Political Science
(805) 565-6784

Office Location

Deane Hall 215

Office Available

Dr. Covington is leading the WESTMONT IN EUROPE semester for Fall 2018. 

Specialization(s)

Political Theory, Constitutional Law, Political Theology, Religion and Politics, First Amendment Law

Biography/Details

Dr. Covington teaches much of the political theory curriculum at Westmont, which includes major questions about the nature and ends of political life, within the context of a Christian liberal arts education. His research interests focus on the interrelation of religion and government, particularly as regards First Amendment law, natural law, and the foundations of political liberalism. Dr. Covington is currently working on a book manuscript provisionally titled Taken on Faith: The Concept of Religion in First Amendment Jurisprudence. He is also engaged in an ongoing collaborative project on evangelical political thought.