Assistant Professor of Political Science
Dr. Mabry was born in Metairie, Louisiana and attended high school at the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts in Natchitoches, Louisiana. He spent almost three years in Hurricane Katrina recovery, working first for FEMA and later for the Katrina Aid Today. After receiving a bachelor’s degree in Political Science at the University of New Orleans, Dr. Mabry received his Masters and Doctorate in Political Science from Louisiana State University, writing a dissertation entitled, Liberty, Community, and the Free Man in Magna Carta. He is a continuing member in the Phi Kappa Phi National Honors Society.
He teaches a broad and diverse selection of courses within the field of political science. His areas of research include Philosophy of Law, Anglo-American Constitutionalism, and History of the Common Law. His goal is for students to engage their work at a deeper level than the textbook allows and to give them the perspective of a working researcher in the field they study through the lens of a faith-centered and Christ-centered consciousness. This means casting a skeptical eye toward secular ideologies which claim ownership of the Truth, as well as placing politics in the context of humanity’s eternal destiny and God’s final plan. “Values voting” is not enough; the Christian Political Scientist is concerned with obligation to God’s Law and Human Law while judging carefully how to walk the line as one who is “in, but not of the world.”