Meet your CPS Cabinet for 2017-2018

In News by Kim Conger

Darren Guerra


Darren Patrick Guerra is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Biola University in La Mirada, CA with a scholarly focus on American Politics, Constitutional Law, and Public Policy. His book Perfecting the Constitution: The Case for the Article V Amendment Process was published in 2013. Guerra earned his doctorate from Claremont Graduate University and previously taught at Vanguard University of Southern California from 2005-2013.

Daniel Bennett

Vice President

Daniel Bennett heads the Department of Political Science at JBU, where he also serves as the university’s pre-law adviser. While teaching a wide range of courses in American politics, he is most interested in the intersection of politics, law, and religion. His current research focuses on the Christian legal movement in the United States.

Chan Shin


Chan Woong Shin is an Assistant Professor of International Relations at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, Indiana. He received his Ph.D. from Syracuse University in 2014. His current research project, based on his doctoral dissertation, looks at the rise of transnational sociopolitical activism within American evangelicalism and its relationship with U.S. foreign policy. His research interests include religion and international relations, transnational activism, diplomacy, and human rights and humanitarianism.


Paul Brink


Paul Brink teaches Political Theory, European Politics, and Canadian Politics. He was a recent participant in a panel on “Toleration and Freedom: The American Experience in Context” at the Institute for Philosophy and Religion at Boston University, and authored a chapter titled “Negotiating a Plural Politics: South Africa’s Constitutional Court” in Walking Together (ACU Press, 2011).

Kim Conger

Communications Coordinator

Kim Conger teaches American national and state politics at UC. Formerly president of CPS, she’s staying on for an extra term to finish up the website transition. Her current research focuses on delegates to the national party conventions and on political activism by the religious left.


Scott Waller

Mentoring Coordinator

Scott Waller’s research interests involve the intersection of religion and politics, jurisprudence surrounding the First Amendment religion clauses, and the evolving role of the judiciary within the American political order. He is a frequent guest on local radio discussing American politics and a frequent speaker to the general Christian community on issues of importance for believers to consider.