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Faculty: William Stevenson, Jr.

Bill StevensonWilliam Stevenson Jr., Professor, Political Science

Office: DeVos Center 261G

Educational Background

Professor Stevenson received a bachelors of arts in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1972, followed by a bachelor of arts in political science from the University of Massachusetts in Boston in 1975. He went on to earn a master's in political science and philosophy from East Carolina University in 1978 and a Ph.D in government from the University of Virginia in 1984. Professor Stevenson joined the political science faculty at Calvin College in 1989 after spending four years as the director of research and planning for the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation.

Academic Interests

Political Theory (Ancient, Medieval, Modern), American Politics, Constitutional Law

Recent Activities

Professor Stevenson recently completed a five-year term as the chair of the political science department. He also served as the director of the Washington, D.C. semester program in the spring of 2007. He is currently working on a book entitled Freedoms’ Flaws: A Calvinist Critique of Libertarian, Communitarian, and Revolutionary Views of Human Freedom.


In the summer, golf, in the winter, looking for creative ways to escape Michigan winters.

Additional Information

Curriculum vitae (81 KB pdf logo)