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David Weeks, Ph.D.

Dean, Honors College
Professor, Department of History and Political Science
Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 3500
David L. Weeks, Ph.D., is dean of Azusa Pacific's Honors College and a professor of political science. His academic interests include political philosophy and American politics. In particular, Weeks is interested in the intersection of religion and politics and the U.S. Supreme Court. He has developed a special interest in evangelical political activism. He has published several articles on these topics and has made numerous presentations. His educational interests include liberal education, Christian higher education, and faculty development.


Ph.D., Loyola University, Chicago (1991)
M.A., Indiana State University (1981)
B.S., Indiana Wesleyan University (1980)


  • Honors College
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    • History and Political Science


  • Carl F. Henry
  • Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
  • Evangelical Political Engagement

Courses Taught

POLI 326 – Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
POLI 352 – Constitutional Law: National Powers
POLI 360 – Classical Political Thought
POLI 363 – Modern Political Thought
POLI 496 – Senior Seminar: Religion and Politics
POLI 150 – American Government

Professional/Scholarly Presentations

Weeks, David. "The Rebirth of Evangelical Political Activism in America," paper presentated for The United States in the 1980s: The Reagan Years conference at the Rothermere American Institute, Oxford University, Oxford, 2005

Weeks, David. "Searching for Tradition: The Evangelical Quest for Political Legitimacy," presentated at the Louisville Institute’s annual Winter Seminar, Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Louisville, 2007

Weeks, David. "Piety and Politics: Evangelicals and American Public Life, 1805-2005," paper presentated at the David Bruce Centre for American Studies, University of Keele, Keele, England, 2006

Various presentations made for Ethics and Public Policy Center, North American Christian Foreign Language Association, Christians in Political Science, American Association for Higher Education, Faith and History Conference, The Society for History Education, American Political Science Association, and the Indiana Political Science Association.

Weeks, David. "Carl F. H. Henry on Civic Life." In Evangelicals in the Public Square: Four Formative Voices on Political Thought and Action edited by J. Budziszewski, (2006).

Weeks, David and Glyer, Diana, eds. The Liberal Arts in Higher Education: Challenging Assumptions, Exploring Possibilities. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, (1998).

Various articles in Affirmative Action, An Encyclopedia, The Encyclopedia of American Religion and Politics, The Milton Encyclopedia, and the Encyclopedia of Religion in American Politics.

Newspaper editorials in the Los Angeles Daily Journal, San Francisco Daily Journal, Pasadena Star-News, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, and the Whittier Daily News.

Book reviews in The Historian, Journal of General Education, Christian Scholar's Review, Religion and Liberty, International Journal on World Peace, and Christianity Today.

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Professional Involvement and Accomplishments

Summer Stipend Research Grant, Louisville Institute
Scholar-in-Residence, Centre for Scholarship and Christianity, The United Kingdom Centre for the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities in partnership with Wycliffe Hall, Oxford University
APU Accomplished Scholar Award
Research Fellowship Grant, Earhart Foundation
Teaching Excellence Award
Salvatori Fellow

Office Hours

Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Office Location

Ronald Building, Room 158, East Campus

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