Joseph M. Knippenberg is Professor of Politics at Oglethorpe University, where he has taught since 1985. He received his B.A. from Michigan State University, and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Toronto. His areas of scholarly expertise are political philosophy and constitutional law, principally the First Amendment religion clauses. His essays and reviews have appeared in a variety of venues, including edited collections, scholarly journals, the Weekly Standard, the Claremont Review of Books, The City: A Journal of Christian Thought, and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He is currently spending an inordinate amount of time thinking and writing about issues in higher education that are close to his heart. He is a member of Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Beta Kappa, and Omicron Delta Kappa, and sits on the Council of Scholars of the American Academy of Liberal Education, the Georgia Advisory Committee of the U.S. Commission of Civil Rights, and the Board of Deacons of Westminster Presbyterian Church (PCA). He lives in Brookhaven with his wife Lee, his son Liam (a freshman at Trinity University, San Antonio) and his daughter Charlotte (a home-schooled junior).