Our speaker this week is Dr. Christina Jeffery, adjunct professor at Wofford College.
Dr. Christina Jeffrey is a Christian wife, mother and now grandmother, who gave up tenure in the University System of Georgia so her husband could teach at Wofford College in South Carolina, where she would be near her elderly parents. She believes she is called by God to use her gifts to turn her state and country away from Godless socialism. Her MRS is more important to her than the PHD, but both are gifts from God.
An Army “brat” as a child, she attended Catholic schools in the U.S. and Army schools in Germany. During her high school years, her father was teaching at East Tennessee State and finishing his dissertation at Florida State. This allowed Christina to cross-enroll in university classes in upper-level Latin, social studies, and French. Upon graduation, she won a full scholarship to Vassar College, then finished at the University of Plano with an A.B. in Political Science and History, a strong minor in English and a concentration in Chinese Studies. The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, awarded her a full National Defense Education Act Fellowship to complete her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees. Her first academic job was teaching graduate public administration and public policy courses in Germany and Turkey – her students were mostly Air Force officers and soldiers. There she became even more interested in comparative public policy. Learning how other nations design their domestic policies has been helpful to her in thinking about how to reform ours. Her interest in public policy, especially policy related to entitlements, is of long standing and she has been writing, speaking and teaching about it for 30 plus years.
She has taught Graduate Public Administration in Atlanta, Turkey, and Germany. Also, as a tenured Associate Professor at Kennesaw State University for 13 years, she taught American Government courses, including one on Southern Politics. Her teaching career has also included some elementary and high school teaching.
The summer of 2004, she advised two congressional candidates, and was herself elected at the 2004 South Carolina State Convention to represent the State as a delegate to the GOP National Convention. She was a candidate for the Georgia District 6 Congressional race, and finished second to Johnny Isakson. She has also twice been a candidate for State Legislative office in South Carolina. She is now an Adjunct Professor at Wofford College.
We begin at 7:00pm. Come join us!