Clarke E. Cochran is Professor of Political Science and Adjunct Professor, Department of Health Organization Management at Texas Tech University. He specializes in religion and politics, political philosophy, and health care policy. Dr. Cochran received his Ph.D. from Duke University in 1971 and has taught at Texas Tech since 1970. He is the author of four books and numerous journal articles. He has served as Chair of the Religion and Politics Section of the American Political Science Association and Chair of Christians in Political Science. He has won the President's Award for Excellence in Teaching. Dr. Cochran held the position of Research Fellow in the Erasmus Institute at the University of Notre Dame (1998-1999) and the Shannon Chair in Catholic Studies at Nazareth College (Spring 2001). His current research interests include religious institutions and health care policy, Catholic social theory and health care reform, church and state controversies, and liberalism and religious participation in politics.Cochran, Clarke E. is the author of 'American Public Policy An Introduction', published 2005 under ISBN 9780534601638 and ISBN 0534601634.