Associate Professor of Politics
Matthew Parks earned a Ph.D. in political science at Boston University after majoring in math and political science at Dickinson College. He has spent his career in education, serving for seven years as the headmaster and principal teacher of Exeter (NH) Classical Christian School before coming to King’s. He has written and spoken on the Founders, Abraham Lincoln, the generation of American statesmen in between, the principles of republican government, and the role of the natural law in civil legislation.
For the last several years, his research has focused on The Federalist. From 2013-2015, he co-authored with David Corbin “The Federalist Today,” a series of essays connecting principles of The Federalist to contemporary politics featured or published by numerous outlets, including Real Clear Politics, The Federalist, The Blaze, Human Events, Accuracy in Academia, and The Imaginative Conservative, as well as radio and television shows. He is now working on an academic study of the republicanism of The Federalist.
Matt was born in London while his father was stationed in England with the US Navy, but lived in Pennsylvania for most of his youth. He has traveled by car across the US seven times, visiting every state and more than twenty different Major League ballparks. He has served as a deacon and ruling elder in the Presbyterian Church in America. He lives north of New York City with his wife and four children.
Time at King's: August 2010 to Present
Ph.D. Political Science
B.A. Political Science and Mathematics