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Joe Knippenberg has taught politics at Oglethorpe University since 1985. Born in San Francisco, California, he lived in New York, northern California, and Germany before settling in the Washington, D.C. suburbs when his father retired from the Army. He received his undergraduate degree from Michigan State University and his graduate degrees from the University of Toronto. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, and Omicron Delta Kappa. His articles and reviews have appeared in Christianity Today, the Claremont Review of Books, The Weekly Standard, and The City: A Journal of Christian Thought (where he is a Contributing Editor), among other places, as well as in a number of scholarly journals and edited volumes. He also regularly contributes to First Thoughts, one of the blogs associated with First Things magazine, as well as to the blog of the Georgia Family Council, where he serves on the Board of Scholars. He also sits on the Council of Scholars of the American Academy for Liberal Education and on the Georgia Advisory Committee for the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. He lives in Brookhaven, with his wife, Lee, and children, Liam (17) and Charlotte (15). He is a great fan of the plays Lee directs and in which she performs, and an avid supporter of Liam’s and Charlotte’s activities (swimming for both, scouting for Liam, and piano for Charlotte). He and Lee have homeschooled their children for the past ten years.




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