The Acton Institute’s Journal of Markets & Morality Expands Expertise with New Associate Editors


Grand Rapids, Mich. (June 2, 2014)—The Acton Institute’s academic journal has added a slate of associate editors, significantly expanding its editorial expertise and influence. Beginning with the spring 2014 issue, the five new associate editors will bring a variety of disciplinary perspectives, international experience, and professional insight to the Journal of Markets & Morality.

The Journal’s executive editor, Jordan J. Ballor, expressed his appreciation for the opportunity to collaborate with such a distinguished group. “The incorporation of these editorial colleagues into the review process will help the journal to build upon its substantial track-record of publishing cutting-edge scholarship at the intersection of theology and economics,” said Ballor. “As one of the leading interdisciplinary journals focusing on these issues in the world, it is essential to have careful and sustained engagement from a variety of perspectives. Our new associate editors will bring these integrative insights to new levels.”

The five associate editors hail from institutions across the globe, with disciplinary expertise ranging from political science and philosophy to economics and ethics. These editors will provide feedback on submissions as well as act as ambassadors for the Journal at their institutions and in their academic communities:

  • Hunter Baker is Associate Professor of Political Science and Dean of Instruction in the Office of Academic Administration at Union University, Jackson, Tenn.
  • Martha Cruz Zuniga is Associate Professor of Economics and director of sponsored programs at the School of Business and Economics at the Catholic University of America in Washington.
  • Antoinette Kankindi is Senior Lecturer at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences and Senior Research Fellow at the Strathmore Governance Centre, Strathmore University, Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Jan Kłos is Associate Professor of Social and Political Ethics, Political Philosophy and American Studies at the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland and State Higher Vocational School, Chełm, Poland.
  • Jude Chua Soo Meng is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the Policy and Leadership Studies Academic Group and Sub Dean, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

The associate editors will also be responsible for soliciting submissions as well as for providing assistance in developing the editorial vision for the journal, particularly with respect to special issues and features of the publication.

The Journal of Markets & Morality is a peer-reviewed, biannual academic journal published by the Acton Institute), promoting the intellectual exploration of the relationship between economics and morality from both social science and theological perspectives. Now entering its 17th year, the Journal features articles, reviews, and special features, including new translations of primary source texts and controversies on disputed questions in ethics and economics. The Journal is indexed in the premiere databases for journals in theology and economics. For more on the Journal, please visit www.marketsandmorality.com.

About the Acton Institute
With its commitment to pursue a society that is free and virtuous, the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty is a leading voice in the national environmental and social policy debate. The Acton Institute is uniquely positioned to comment on the sound economic and moral foundations necessary to sustain humane environmental and social policies.

The Acton Institute is a nonprofit, ecumenical think tank located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The Institute works internationally to "promote a free and virtuous society characterized by individual liberty and sustained by religious principles." For more on the Acton Institute, please visit www.acton.org.

Interviews with Institute staff may be arranged by contacting John Couretas at (616) 454-3080 or at jcouretas@acton.org.

About the Acton Institute
With its commitment to pursue a society that is free and virtuous, the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty is a leading voice in the national environmental and social policy debate. The Acton Institute is uniquely positioned to comment on the sound economic and moral foundations necessary to sustain humane environmental and social policies.

The Acton Institute is a nonprofit, ecumenical think tank located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The Institute works internationally to "promote a free and virtuous society characterized by individual liberty and sustained by religious principles." For more on the Acton Institute, please visit www.acton.org.

Interviews with Institute staff may be arranged by contacting John Couretas at (616) 454-3080 or at jcouretas@acton.org.