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“Pastor’s endorsement of candidate probed”

Read a Feb. 14, 2008, Los Angeles Times story about the IRS examining a California clergyman’s use of church letterhead to endorse Huckabee. According to the article, when it became public that Americans United for Separation of Church and State was asking the IRS to investigate, the pastor, Wiley S. Drake, encouraged supporters to pray […]

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Najib Ghadbian

Najib Ghadbian is an assistant professor of political science and Middle East studies at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. Ghadbian’s research interests include political currents and media in the Arab world, Islamic movements, Syrian politics, and domestic and international politics in the Arabian/Persian Gulf.

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Donna Bowman

Donna Bowman is a professor of religious studies at the Honors College of the University of Central Arkansas and has written on the role of sports and faith.

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Jim Deitrick

Jim Deitrick is an associate professor and director of the Humanities and World Cultures Institute at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway. His specialties include religion and social ethics and comparative religions.

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Bonnie J. Taylor

Dr. Bonnie J. Taylor is professor of pediatrics in the neonatology section at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and medical director of Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock. She has chaired the Arkansas Children’s Hospital Ethics Committee.

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Joel Gordon

Joel Gordon is a history professor at the University of Arkansas. He is an expert on religion and politics in the Arab world.

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Arlin J. Benjamin Jr.

Arlin J. Benjamin Jr. is a social psychologist at University of Arkansas-Fort Smith. In his research, he applies social psychological theories of aggression to help understand how torture and genocide happen. He is the author of “Human aggression and violence: Understanding torture from a psychological perspective,” published in National Social Science Journal in 2006.

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