The IPS Scholars Council is an advisory body of people formally constituted to provide educational expertise and insight. Drawing from each member’s respective field, scholars assist the educational efforts of IPS by providing research and writing artciles.  The advisory committee consists of scholars and experts in the academic fields of political science, economics, history, and theology.

View below for a list of our Scholars…

IPS Scholars Council - Shawn RitenourDr. Shawn Ritenour is professor of Economics and Sociology at Grove City College. He earned a B. A. in economics from Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa, and a Ph.D. in economics from Auburn University. Before coming to Grove City College, Ritenour held the Ruby Letsch-Roderique Chair of Economics at Southwest Baptist University. Furthermore, Shawn has served as visiting professor at the University of Angers in France. In addition, he has also served as an economist for the U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Dr. Ritenour is the author of the book Foundations of Economics: A Christian View. He has also contributed to three others: The Fed at One Hundred, Great Austrian Economists, and A Noble Calling. He has written scores of articles and editorials on topics such as: cultural economics, macroeconomic theory, policy, pedagogy, and the intersection of economics, theology and ethics. His work has appeared in The American Journal of Economics and SociologyThe Quarterly Journal of Austrian EconomicsThe Areopagus JournalThe Wall Street Journal, and many others.

His book, Foundations of Economics: A Christian View, can be purchased on our bookstore.


IPS Scholars Council - Dr. Marshall FosterIn 1976, Dr. Marshall Foster founded the World History Institute, a nonprofit educational foundation. The purpose of the World History Institute is to teach the biblical and historical foundations of liberty.  The World History Institute is a major force in the movement to restore our nation to its Judeo-Christian heritage.  The Institute has reached millions with America’s “untold heritage.”

Dr. Foster has trained tens of thousands through live seminars in 40 states, Canada, and Europe.  Marshall co-hosts a weekly syndicated radio broadcast entitled, “The Story of Liberty,” which reaches hundreds of thousands of Americans.  Dr. Foster is in constant demand as a keynote speaker at numerous conventions, schools, churches, retreats, and political and business groups.  He speaks to audiences as large as 20,000 at business conventions and religious gatherings concerning our heritage.  Marshall has been a keynote speaker for Promise Keepers, Coral Ridge Ministries, Vision Forum Ministries, Reclaiming America, Christian Coalition, Association of Christian Schools International conventions, Worldview Weekends and many more.  In addition, Dr. Foster has trained the national staff of Campus Crusade for Christ, the Christian Broadcasting Network, the National Day of Prayer, James Robison Ministries, and over 100,000 business associates of Amway Corporation and Boeing Aircraft, among many others.

The World History Institute produces numerous educational seminars.  Foster’s 12 part DVD series entitled, “Terror to Triumph,” covers the growth and impact of Christianity over the past 2,000 years.  This series and it’s question and answer guide is used by churches, schools and home Bible studies throughout the country.  Dr. Foster produced numerous DVD’s and CD’s that are available on the World History Institute website, including: a four hour  DVD series called “Hope For Our Time.”  Marshall’s syndicated monthly journal is read by thousand each month and is available on his website for free.

Marshall has authored three books.  His best-selling book, “The American Covenant, the Untold Story,” has become an effective training tool in Bible studies, classrooms, and study groups nationwide.  The American Covenant book and accompanying documentary have had a deep and lasting impact upon the grass-roots movement to restore our nation.  The documentary, narrated by Marshall Foster, has aired on numerous TV programs, and has been viewed in thousands of homes, churches, schools, and study groups.

Marshall is a 1967 graduate of the University of California Santa Barbara.  He performed his graduate studies at Talbot Theological Seminary, Christian Associates Seminary, with doctoral studies completed at the California Graduate School of Theology and Cathedral Bible College.  Dr. Foster was ordained in 1973 and earned his Doctorate of Divinity degree from Cathedral Bible College.


IPS Scholars Council - Gregory RehmkeGregory Rehmke is the Program Director for Economic Thinking.  He has directed educational programs for high school, homeschool, and college students, and has published articles on international and technology related topics.  Mr Rehmke has directed educational programs at the Center for the American Idea, the Reason Foundation, and the Foundation for Economic Education.  Since the 1980’s, Mr. Rehmke has published annual study guides and has held workshops on economics of annual high school debate topics.

Gregory Rehmke has a degree in Economics from the University of Washington. He has worked with the Reason Foundation, the Institute for Humane Studies, the Center for the American Idea, and the Foundation for Economic Education.  In addition to directing programs for Economic Thinking, Mr. Rehmke is a speaker at student programs for the Independent Institute, the Mackinac Center, the Houston World Affairs Council, and the Institute for Economic Studies – Europe.  He is a member of the Mackinac Center Board of Scholars and has written on environmental topics for PERC Reports, a newsletter of the Political Economy Research Center in Bozeman, Montana.  He has written over one hundred articles on public policy topics as well as published resource books, study guides, and newsletters focused on the economic aspects of over twenty years of high school and homeschool debate topics.

Mr. Rehmke has published articles in The FreemanReason, DailySpeculations.com, the MasterResource blog, GlobalEnvision.org, and TechCentralStation.com.  Mr. Rehmke is coauthor of the Complete Idiot’s Guide to Global Economics.


IPS Scholars Council - Dr. Ninos MalekDr. Ninos Malek is a Professor of Economics at De Anza College in Cupertino, California. Dr. Malek is also an Economics Lecturer at San Jose State University.  He taught Economics and Advanced Placement Economics at Valley Christian High School in San Jose, California, for 14 years.

Ninos earned his B.A. and M.A. in Economics from San Jose State University. He earned his Ph.D. in Economics from George Mason University.  Dr. Malek has been recognized for his teaching excellence at both the high school and college level. He placed second in the Economics Communicators Contest in Las Vegas, Nevada, in 2008 sponsored by the Association of Private Enterprise Education. Dr. Malek has led several economics teacher workshops and student seminars for the Fraser Institute. Ninos has also been a featured speaker for the Gus A. Stavros Center for Economic Education at Florida State University.

Interested in joining the IPS Scholars Council?
Fill out the form below, and we’ll get back to you.