Portrait of Melissa Matthes

Melissa Matthes

b. 1964

Melissa Matthes is currently full professor at the United States Coast Guard Academy where she teaches courses in religion and politics, morals and ethics as well as the history of political thought.

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She is the author most recently of, When Sorrow Comes: The Power of Sermons from Pearl Harbor to Black Lives Matter (Harvard University Press, 2021). She holds a PhD in political theory from the University of California as well as a Master of Divinity from Yale Divinity School.

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