Trustee, Vice Chair
Jesse Covington is Professor of Political Science at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California, where he teaches and writes in the fields of political theory and constitutional law. He earned an M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Notre Dame, an M.A.R. in Religion at Westminster Theological Seminary, and a B.A. in Political Science from Pepperdine University. Dr. Covington’s research interests focus on the interrelation of religion and government, particularly as regards First Amendment law, natural law, and the foundations of political liberalism. Dr. Covington is currently working on a book manuscript provisionally titled Taken on Faith: The Concept of Religion in First Amendment Jurisprudence. He resides in Santa Barbara, CA with his wife and four children. He has taught at Westmont since 2007 and has also held appointments at Princeton University and Wheaton College.