One Thousand Days Transformed - The Campaign for Cedarville

Kevin Sims

Kevin Sims, PhD

Senior Professor of Political Science


Prior to coming to Cedarville in 1990, Dr. Sims spent six years at Pillsbury Baptist College in Minnesota as a Professor of History and Chair of the History Department. He also taught for two years in the history department at Azusa Pacific University. While completing doctoral studies, he served as a Staff Assistant for Congressman David Dreier of California for six years. 

Education and Credentials

  • Ph.D. in Government, Claremont Graduate School
  • M.A. in History, University of Northern Iowa
  • B.A. in History, Cedarville University

Scholarly Works

  • The Defense of American Sovereignty: The Declaration of Independence as a Foreign Policy Statement (Kevin F. Sims) Faculty Dissertations (1991)
  • Justice on the American Frontier (Kevin F. Sims) History and Government Faculty Publications (1996)  
  • Review of the Supreme Court Case Hirabayashi v. United States (Kevin F. Sims) History and Government Faculty Publications (1996)
  • On Being Democrat in an All Republican University (Kevin F. Sims and Michael W. Firmin) 17th Annual Conference on Ethnographic and Qualitative Research in Education (2005)  
  • Minnesota: The Great Plains Experience (Kevin F. Sims) Minnesota Association of Christian Schools State Conference (1982)


  • Golf
  • Playing the trumpet 
  • Visiting historical sites 
  • Spending time with my grandson, Rex
  • Why Cedarville: I am a graduate of Cedarville, so coming back to teach here has been a special blessing. I love my students! They are smart, engaging, and thoroughly enjoyable to be with. God has also blessed me with an outstanding group of colleagues in the Department of History and Government.