Dr. David C. Innes

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Dr. David C. Innes

Chair of the Program in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics; Associate Professor of Politics

  • Tenure at King's: Aug. 2005 to Present

    dinnes@tkc.edu | 212-659-0745

  • Ph.D. Political Science

    Boston College, 1993

  • M.Div. Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary

    Pittsburgh, 1997

  • B.A. Political Science and Philosophy

    University of Toronto, 1985

“King’s is extraordinary in that the entire faculty is on the same quest to center the life of learning on the wisdom of Christ and to put that in the service of equipping 21st century leaders. It is sweet to be part of that.”

Professor Innes came to King’s to integrate faith with the study and teaching of politics. He makes that integration in class and in his book, Left, Right, and Christ: Evangelical Faith in Politics (2011). His interest in practical politics is apparent just from peeking into his office. His walls are covered with campaign material from the past half-century. Prof. Innes teaches the Foundations of Politics course in the Core as well as advanced courses in modern and Christian political thought and political economy.

Though a theorist and a Francis Bacon scholar, Prof. Innes writes a weekly column at WORLDmag.com on current political issues. In addition to his work on Bacon, he has also published in The City, The Washington Times, QIdeas.com, Patheos.com, and Relevant magazine. He earned his Ph.D. from Boston College and has taught previously at Assumption College and Stonehill College in Massachusetts, and Geneva College in Pennsylvania. He served as a pastor for several years in Iowa and is still a minister in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. He lives on Long Island with his wife and four children.

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