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William Reddinger, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Government & Criminal Justice757.352.4470

William Reddinger, Ph.D.


Dr. Reddinger came to Regent University in 2010. Prior to that, he taught political science at Wheaton College in Illinois and at South Texas College. He received his undergraduate degree from Grove City College in Pennsylvania before completing his M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science at Northern Illinois University, where his studies focused on the history of political philosophy and American political thought. He lives in Virginia Beach with his wife Joyce and sons Elias and Simeon. They are members of Reformation Presbyterian Church in Virginia Beach. Some of the courses he has taught at Regent include:

  • GOVT 196 Introduction to Government
  • GOVT 201 American Citizenship
  • GOVT 240 American Government & Politics I
  • GOVT 245 American Government & Politics II
  • GOVT 327 Ancient Political Philosophy
  • GOVT 329 Modern Political Philosophy
  • GOVT 330 Political Ideologies
  • GOVT 432 The American Political Tradition
  • GOVT 434 Christian Political Philosophy
  • GENE 150 The True, the Good, and the Beautiful
  • GENE 170 Truth, Goodness, and Beauty (Honors)


Ph.D., Northern Illinois University M.A., Northern Illinois University B.A., Grove City College


  • “The American Revolution, Romans 13, and the Anglo Tradition of Reformed Protestant Resistance Theory,” American Political Thought, Vol. 5, No. 3, Summer 2016: 359-390.
  • “Virtue and True Virtue: Competing Ethical Philosophies in the American Founding Era,” The Journal of Church and State, Vol. 59, No. 1, Winter 2017: 23-42.


  • Christians in Political Science - Member
  • American Enterprise Institute’s Values & Capitalism Project – Faculty Network Member


  • Acton Institute Free Market Mini-Grant Recipient (2017-2018 Academic Year)
  • Regent University Faculty Research Grant Recipient (2010-2011 Academic Year)
  • Earhart Foundation Graduate Student Fellowship (2008-09 & 2009-10 Academic Years)