Daniel R AllenAssociate Professor of Political Science Cynthia Ann Parker College of Liberal Arts
- Ph.D., Political Science, Washington State University, 2008
- M.A., Political Science, Central Michigan University, 2004
- B.A., Political Science, Vanderbilt University, 1999
Daniel is Associate Professor of Political Science. He teaches courses in several subfields of political science, including American government, international politics, and comparative politics.
Daniel is originally from New Orleans and grew up as a military brat, largely in Virginia Beach, Northern California, and the suburbs of Washington, DC. After attending Vanderbilt University, he served a peacetime tour as an Army officer in Washington State, Virginia, and Texas. After the Army, Daniel earned graduate degrees from Central Michigan University and Washington State University.
Daniel taught in a visiting position at a state school in Minnesota before moving to Anderson University in Indiana. At Anderson, he helped develop academic programs in international relations and security studies, and was the first director of the Anderson University Center for National Security Studies. He also traveled to Israel to study counterterrorism as a 2012 Academic Fellow with the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, and to Japan as part of a CCCU program to study issues regarding nuclear weapons.
Daniel’s research and writing focus American foreign policy, Christian faith perspectives on international political issues, and Christian leadership. His writing has been published in International Studies Review, Christian Scholar’s Review, and Capital Commentary. He is also the author of Awaken Your Might: Working to Become a More Christ-Centered Leader, from Crosslink Publishing.
Daniel loves to spend time with his family, travel, read, and watch sports. His favorites to cheer for are the New Orleans Saints, Detroit Tigers, Nashville Predators, Detroit Pistons, and several college teams.