Before joining the John Jay Institute, Greg Schaller was an Associate Professor of Politics at Colorado Christian University, where he began working in 2009. In 2011, Greg developed CCU’s Political Science major, which now has over 45 students. In addition, Greg is a Fellow at the Centennial Institute, Colorado Christian University’s public policy think-tank, and is a founding member of the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) Values & Capitalism Project.
For eight years, Greg led a week-long trip with approximately 35 students to Washington D.C., exposing them to public policy think-tanks, government officials, and U.S. history. In 2012, he started a student internship program at CCU. Each year, this program sends student interns to the Colorado and U.S. Capitols, as well as to various public policy think-tanks, such as the Heritage Foundation, AEI and Americans for Prosperity. Many of CCU’s Political Science graduates have gone on to work in government at such places as the Colorado state legislature, the U.S. House and Senate, the Heritage Foundation, Focus on the Family, AEI and more. Greg received several grants during his tenure at CCU, including a large grant from the Koch Foundation grant to teach students at Christian universities across the country about liberty and national security.
Prior to joining CCU, Greg taught at Villanova University and St. Joseph’s University. He has a B.A. from Eastern University, an M.A. from Villanova University and is finishing his Ph.D. at the University of South Dakota. Greg has taught courses in American Government, Constitutional Law, Statesmanship, Congress & the Presidency, Public Policy and more.
Greg and his wife, Rachel have been married for 23 years and have two daughters, Zoe (23) and Madeline (20).