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Richard P. and Sophia D. Henke Distinguished Professor
of Political Science
At Knox Since: 1980
"As a superpower in a chaotic, multipolar world, the United States faces
a tough choice -- interventionism or isolationism," says L. Sue Hulett,
an expert in foreign policy and international relations recently named
to the Richard P. and Sophia D. Henke Distinguished Chair at Knox College.
A member of the Knox faculty since 1980, Hulett teaches political science and international relations, with special focus on U.S. and Soviet foreign policy, international law and organizations, and religion and politics. In 1994 she won the Philip Green Wright-Lombard College Prize for Distinguished Teaching at Knox College.
"Professor Hulett is a very effective teacher who solicits student input and treats students and the subject matter in an even-handed manner," said Knox College President Roger Taylor, in announcing the appointment. "Her teaching and intellectual contribution make a great contribution to a diversity of opinion among the faculty."
The Richard P. and Sophia D. Henke Distinguished Chair is awarded to a member of the Knox faculty who has demonstrated sustained excellence in the teaching of undergraduate students and whose commitment to Knox is long term. The Henke Distinguished Chair is endowed by a gift from the Henkes, who live in Rolling Hills, California. A 1956 Knox graduate, Mr. Henke is a retired physician and Life Trustee of the College.
Selection to the chair is made by the President of the College, based on the recommendation of the Faculty Personnel Committee and the concurrence of the Dean of the College, with approval of the College's Board of Trustees at its meeting on June 5.
"Professor Hulett's selection to this endowed chair represents the high esteem in which she held by her Knox colleagues," Taylor said.
"My recent research also looks at the rise of Christian fundamentalism as a political and social movement in the U.S.," Hulett said. Her publications include essays on international relations theory and U.S. foreign policy in the International Encyclopedia of Political Science, an article on religion in higher education for the Encyclopedia of Religion and Civil Liberties, and on religion in politics for the Encyclopedia of American Civil Liberties.
Hulett received A.B., A.M, and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Southern California.