Thomas Metallo

Dr. Thomas Metallo, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Government

Office Hours
MWF 1-4 p.m., TR 2-5 p.m.
Green Hall 1661


  • A.B., Political Science, History & Math, Indiana Wesleyan University, 1988
  • M.A., Public Policy, Regent University, 1990
  • Ph.D., International Studies, University of Miami, 1998

Area of Specialization

International Law, Politics of Latin America, American Foreign Policy, Introduction to Comparative Politics, Politics of Middle East, Politics of Asia, Political Economy and Public Policy, Social Policy, Constitutional Government and Free Enterprise, American Political Parties, Senior Seminar


Prior to becoming a devoted professor, Dr. Metallo and his wife, Joyce, served as missionaries with YWAM. He is fluent in Spanish and has traveled extensively throughout Central America. During the summer, Dr. Metallo travels to Antigua, where he teaches a course on the Politics of Latin America. Throughout the school year, he and his wife frequently host upper division students for dinner.

Dr. Metallo also serves as the faculty adviser for Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society. When not haranguing his poor, unsuspecting students, Dr. Metallo enjoys reading, jogging, bird watching (he is still searching for the elusive quetzal, the national bird of Guatemala), photography, and traveling the world. He also enjoys a good cup of coffee and has been rumored to be the dictator of a small Latin American country.

Favorite Quote

“Political freedom, as the Western world has known it, is only a political reading of the Bible.” - Whittaker Chambers, Witness

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