Jack E. Holmes, PhD

Title: Emeritus Professor of Political Science
Company: Hope College
Location: Hudsonville, Michigan, United States

Jack E. Holmes, Emeritus Professor of Political Science at Hope College, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in political science and higher education.

With nearly 50 years of professional experience, Dr. Holmes has been recognized as professor emeritus of political science of Hope College. He commenced his career at Hope College in 1969 as an assistant professor, climbing the ranks to associate professor in 1976. He attained full professorship in 1987. Thereafter, he became chair of the department of political science from 1988 to 1995 and from 1999 to 2004. For a brief period of time, he served as a district assistant to Congressman Don Brotzman in Denver, CO, from 1973 to 1975.

Alongside his professional endeavors, Dr. Holmes has served as campaign chair of the Ottawa County Representatives since 2007. Prior to this appointment, he acted as an Ottawa County Bush for President campaign member in 2000 and 2004, and served in the second congressional district of the Republican Party from 2003 to 2007. He has further been a campaign chair for Ottawa County Representatives in 1978 and again from 1982 to 1996.

To prepare for his illustrious career, Dr. Holmes earned a Bachelor of Arts from Knox College in 1963, a Master of Arts from the University of Denver in 1967, serving as a captain in the U.S. Army until his honorable discharge in 1969. He then returned to his studies, earning a Doctor of Philosophy in international studies from the University of Denver in 1972. He knew from a young age that he wanted to work with young students and impart his knowledge onto them, aspiring to get them involved in politics and national affairs.

A leading voice in his industry, Dr. Holmes maintains affiliations with several organizations, including the International Studies Association, the American Political Science Association, and the Holy Cross Wilderness Defense Fund. In addition, he is a prolific author, having penned such works as “Ambivalent America: Toward a Steadier and Safer Response to World Trends” in 2011, “American Government Essentials and Perspectives” in 1991 and 1998, “American Government Essentials and Perspectives” in 1994, and “The Mood/Interest Theory of American Foreign Policy” in 1985.

In recognition of his exceptional accomplishments, Dr. Holmes has accrued several accolades throughout his career. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the Michigan Model United Nations, and he was also named a Lifetime Achiever by Marquis Who’s Who in 2017. In addition, Dr. Holmes has been selected for inclusion into several editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who in the Midwest, and Who’s Who in the World. Married to Linda Sue Pacheco since 1996, he is the proud father of four children and seven grandchildren. In his spare time, he enjoys backpacking, fishing, and spending time at his summer home.

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