Assistant Professor of Political ScienceĀ and International Relations

Arts and Sciences Building 325
219.464.6948
james.old@valpo.edu

Biography

Professor Old was born in the upper peninsula of Michigan and received his B.A. in 1992 from Hillsdale College in Michigan. He studied American politics and political theory at the University of Notre Dame, where he completed an M.A. and Ph.D. He taught briefly at Hillsdale College before coming to Valpo in 1999. He currently teaches courses in political theory and U.S. government and serves as associate director of the Community Research & Service Center.

Courses Taught

  • POLS 120 – Introduction to US Government
  • POLS 240 – Political Theory
  • POLS 270 – Political Behavior
  • POLS 355 – Political Ideologies

Memberships

  • Association for Political Theory
  • Midwest Political Science Association

Education

  • Ph.D. – University of Notre Dame
  • M.A. – University of Notre Dame
  • B.A. – Hillsdale College

Interests

  • Political Theory
  • American Political Thought
  • Religion and Politics
  • Voting Behavior
  • Politics and Literature
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