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Thomas Metallo, Ph.D.

Professor of Government

(434) 592-3686
Green Hall, Room 1661C

Office hours by appointment only


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


Prior to becoming a professor, Dr. Metallo served as a missionary with Youth With a Mission (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. Dr. Metallo also serves as the faculty advisor for Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society.

Professional Memberships

  • American Political Science Association
  • Latin American Studies Association
  • Guatemala Scholars Network
  • Hillsdale College Free Market Forum

Courses Taught

  • Constitutional Government and Free Enterprise (Honors)
  • Introduction to Comparative Politics
  • Political Economy and Public Policy
  • American Foreign Policy
  • International Law
  • Politics of Latin America
  • Introduction to Geopolitics and International Diplomacy

Edited Works

  • The Occult Roots of the Nicaraguan Revolution
  • Order and Legitimacy: Political Thought in National Spain

Research Interests

  • Growth of the Protestant Church in Latin America, especially Guatemala
  • Biblical Worldview
  • History of Ideas
  • Intellectual History of Latin America
  • United States constitutional and founding era
  • Church/State relations
  • Marxism
  • Marxism-Leninism
  • Latin American Revolutionary Groups
  • Amerindian Cosmology and Culture
  • China’s growing role in the world
  • Latin American and Spanish Political Thought
  • Spanish Civil War
  • Islam and the ReConquest of Spain
  • Life and writings of Ramiro de Maeztu, Spanish journalist and political theorist
  • School of Salamanca