Faculty & Staff
Dr. David C. Innes
CHAIR OF THE PROGRAM IN POLITICS, PHILOSOPHY, AND ECONOMICS; PROFESSOR OF POLITICS
Tenure at King's: Aug. 2005 to Present
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. 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.
His scholarly research has been the political philosophy of Francis Bacon, with articles in Interpretation: A Journal of Political Philosophy (1993), Piety and Humanity (Rowman & Littlefield, 1997), and Civil Religion in Political Thought (CUA Press, 2010). He has written on current politics in The Washington Times, American Thinker, The Daily Caller, and Worldmag.com. His books include The Voting Christian: Seeking Wisdom for the Ballot Box (2016), Left, Right, and Christ: Evangelical Faith in Politics (2011), and, most recently, Christ and the Kingdoms of Men: An Introduction to the Study of Politics (2019).
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 a minister in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. He lives on Long Island with his wife and four children.