Dr. Timothy J. Steigenga
Professor of Political Science; Interim Dean
Ph.D., Comparative Politics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
M.A., Political Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
B.A., Political Science, Calvin College
I study religion, politics, and migration in Latin America with a particular focus on Guatemala and migration to the U.S..I have been a co-principle investigator on multiple grants from the Ford Foundation, held a fellowship at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and served as a Fulbright Scholar in Guatemala. Locally, I worked with students and community members to help found El Sol, Jupiter's Neighborhood Resource Center, a day labor and immigrant integration center.
Although I am a political scientist by training, my favorite part of teaching at the WHC is the interdisciplinary nature of our classes. Beyond my courses on world politics, comparative politics, Latin American politics, and foreign policy, I co-teach classes on social entrepreneurship, immigration, and Latin American religion.
I was meant to live in South Florida because I enjoy fishing, snorkeling, boating, kayaking, grilling, and other warm-weather outdoor activities. I work closely with a number of local community organizations and have served on the boards of El Sol, The Guatemala Tomorrow Fund, Healthier Jupiter, and Corn-Maya Inc..
Contact: 561-799-8610; HC 134