Amy E. Black

Amy E. Black is Associate Professor of Political Science at Wheaton College (IL). She earned her Ph.D. in Political Science at M.I.T. A specialist in American Government, her research interests include religion and politics and Congress.

She joined Wheaton’s faculty after serving as an American Political Science Association Congressional Fellow in the office of Representative Melissa A. Hart (R-PA).  Her time in D.C gave her the opportunity to apply her academic training and research to the real-world setting of the House of Representatives.

In addition to authoring many articles and reviews, she is the author of several books. Her latest projects include Honoring God in Red or Blue: Approaching Politics with Humility, Grace, and Reason (Moody, 2012) and Religion and American Politics: Classic and Contemporary Perspectives, edited with Douglas Koopman and Larycia Hawkins (Pearson Longman, 2011). She regularly contributes commentary to the Christian Science Monitor and to the Center for Public Justice’s Capital Commentary.