Dr. Hunter Baker

Affiliate Faculty Member

J.D., University of Houston Law Center

Ph.D., Baylor University

M.P.A., University of Georgia

B.S., Florida State University

Hunter Baker, Ph.D. is the winner of the 2011 Michael Novak Award conferred by the Acton Institute which has been rated as one of the top global think tanks. He is the author of The End of Secularism (Crossway Academic, 2009). The book has been widely reviewed and commented upon in print by Books & Culture, Touchstone, Christianity Today, and The Washington Times and online at First Things and National Review. It was endorsed by Dr. David Dockery, Robert Sirico, Dr. Francis Beckwith, Herbert London, Russell Moore, Jennifer Roback-Morse, and Glenn Stanton prior to publication and has subsequently been cited favorably by the New York Times bestselling novelist Andrew Klavan and D.A. Carson.

Dr. Baker serves as acting dean of arts and sciences, dean of instruction, and associate professor of political science at Union University. He was selected to deliver the endowed Gheens Lectures titled “The System Has a Soul” at Southern Seminary in 2010 and has spoken on the same program with Mark Noll, R.R. Reno, and Juan Williams at Hillsdale College. At Trinity Law School, he teaches the course, “Politics, Law and Religion.”

Dr. Baker is the co-founder of The City, a journal of Christian thought and is a contributing editor to Salvo. His work either has appeared or is scheduled to appear in the Journal of Law and Religion, the Journal of Markets & Morality, Touchstone, Themelios, Religion & Liberty, The Regent University Law Review, The American Spectator, and a wide variety of other publications. He is also the author of book chapters in edited volumes from Dr. David Dockery, John Mark Reynolds, and Donald Schmeltekopf.

Dr. Baker holds the bachelor of science in economics and political science from Florida State University, the master of public administration from the University of Georgia, the doctor of jurisprudence from the University of Houston, and the doctor of philosophy in religion, politics, and society from Baylor University. He served as president of the Florida State University chapter of Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship as an undergraduate.

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