Faculty Profiles

Dr. John Stead

Professor of History & Political Studies
B.A., M.A., California State University, Los Angeles
Ph.D., University of Southern California
Joined TMU 1970

Dr. John Stead has served on The Master's University faculty since 1970. He also served as Vice President of Academic Affairs from 1979 to 1995. His doctoral work focused on Political Theory, Comparative Politics, and American Politics. Dr. Stead has been heavily involved with issues concerning the college's accreditation and the expansion of the academic program over the last three decades. He continues to be involved with governmental and educational institutions in the country of Albania where he lectures annually. Also, Dr. Stead is an adjunct professor for the Center for Professional Studies at TMU.

Dr. Stead's primary areas of academic interest and research include contemporary church-state relationships and the impact of the church on current political and social public policy.

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Dr. Gregg L. Frazer

Professor of History & Political Studies
B.A., Los Angeles Baptist College
M.A., California State University, Los Angeles
Ph.D. Claremont Graduate University
Joined TMU 1988

Dr. Frazer has coordinated the Political Studies program since its inception. His particular areas of interest are the American Founding and pre-nineteenth-century political philosophy.  Dr. Frazer has represented the University in radio debates and in the blogosphere concerning the Christian's role in politics and history and has spoken on religion and the American founding at numerous conferences.  He has also been a guest speaker at a number of churches.

He is the author of The Religious Beliefs of America’s Founders: Reason, Revelation, and Revolution (Univ. Press of Kansas, 2012) and a contributor to The Forgotten Founders on Religion and Public Life, ed. by Dreisbach, Hall, and Morrison (Univ. of Notre Dame Press, 2009).

Dr. Frazer and his wife Leanne have three daughters and are members of Grace Community Church, where he is a deacon and teaches an adult Bible study.  His other interests include listening to jazz and classical music.

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