Weeks is a political science professor and dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Azusa Pacific University. Weeks’ professorial career at APU began in 1983. Since then he has served as director of the Azusa Semester program at Oxford University, chair of the Department of History and Political Science, and director of the General Studies program. Weeks earned a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and Religion/Philosophy from Indiana Wesleyan University, a Master of Arts in Political Science from Indiana State University, and a Ph.D. in Political Philosophy from Loyola University of Chicago.
His academic interests include Christian liberal arts education, political philosophy, and American law and politics, especially the intersection of religion and politics. He co-edited a book, The Liberal Arts in Higher Education: Challenging Assumptions, Exploring Possibilities, and has published articles in Journal of Church & State, Christian Scholar’s Review, Journal of Christianity and Foreign Languages, Indiana Journal of Political Science, and The Encyclopedia of Political Science. He has also authored and co-authored contributions to The Christian College Phenomenon and Encyclopedia of American Religion and Politics. He served as a scholar in residence at the Centre for Scholarship and Christianity in Oxford, England, and as a Salvatori Fellow in Washington, DC, and has studied at the Harvard University Institute for Management and Leadership in Higher Education. Weeks has received grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Commission on the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution, Koch Charitable Foundation, Louisville Institute, and the Earhart Foundation. Weeks is a member of Christ’s Church of the Valley. He and his wife, Debbie, and their sons, Christopher and Mitchell, live in Glendora, California.
Henck is dean of the School of Education at APU. She came to the university in 2006 to serve on the faculty of the Department of Doctoral Higher Education in the School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences, and later served as chair of the Department of Leadership and College Student Development, as well as director of the Master of Arts in Leadership program.
She previously served as professor and vice president for student development and retention at Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, Massachusetts. She began her career at American University, in Washington, DC, where she was assistant to the president and provost and later taught in the School of Education. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Indiana University, Bloomington, and a Master of Arts in Education and Ph.D. in Education from American University. Her areas of expertise include organizational culture and change, leadership transitions in higher education, and collaborative leadership practices. She and her husband, Bill, have three adult children—Alayna and Ben Effinger and Andrew Henck—and a grandson, Nathaniel Effinger. Andrew is graduating today with a Master of Arts in Leadership.