Eric Patterson, PhD, is a scholar-at-large and past dean of the Robertson School of Government at Regent University. He also serves at Washington, DC’s Religious Freedom Institute and is the author or editor of fourteen books, including The Christian Realists, Christianity and Power Politics Today, and Just American Wars.
Mark Melton is the managing editor for Providence and was the journal’s inaugural deputy editor. He earned his master’s degree in international relations from the University of St. Andrews and has focused on political economy, military affairs, and civil conflict, especially in Europe, Eurasia, and the Middle East. His bachelor’s degree in foreign language and international trade comes from Mississippi College. Prior to moving to DC, he worked as a political science adjunct professor at community colleges in Mississippi and also taught English in France.