Joseph Loconte, PhD, is an expert on religious freedom, faith and American foreign policy, and international human rights. In 2008, he was a distinguished visiting professor at the School of Public Policy at Pepperdine University. From 1999-2006, he held the first chair in religion as the William E. Simon Fellow at the Heritage Foundation. He also served as a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C. He now serves as a senior fellow at the Trinity Forum in Washington, D.C. and at the John Jay Institute in Philadelphia.
At The King’s College, Dr. Loconte is an associate professor of history, teaching courses in Western Civilization and American Foreign Policy. His commentary has appeared in the nation’s leading media outlets, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New Republic, The Weekly Standard, National Review, and National Public Radio. He is also a regular contributor to the London-based Standpoint magazine and Italy’s La Stampa. Dr. Loconte has testified before Congress on international human rights and served as a human rights expert on the 2005 Congressional Task Force on the United Nations.
A native of Brooklyn, New York, he divides his time between New York City and the Washington, D.C. area.
His book, “The Searchers: A Quest for Faith in the Valley of Doubt” was published in June 2012 by Thomas Nelson.