Affiliate faculty members have a continuing relationship with Trinity Law School while holding academic appointments in other departments within the University or at other institutions. Affiliate faculty hold appointments other than the regular faculty ranks eligible for tenure.
Dr. Baker is Associate Provost and Associate Professor of Political Science at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. Dr. Baker earned a Ph.D. in Religion and Politics from Baylor University, a J.D. from University of Houston Law Center, a MA in Public Administration from the University of Georgia, and a B.S. in Economics and Political Science from Florida State University. He is the author of three books (The End of Secularism, Political Thought: A Student's Guide, and The System Has a Soul), has contributed chapters to several others, and has written for a wide variety of print and digital publications. His work has been endorsed by Robert P. George, Russell Moore, John Mark Reynolds and others. He is the winner of the 2011 Michael Novak Award conferred by the Acton Institute and has lectured widely on matters of religion and liberty. In addition to his work at Union, Baker also serves as an associate editor for the Journal of Markets and Morality, as a contributing editor for Touchstone: A Journal of Mere Christianity, and as writer at large for The City (a journal he co-founded). He is also a research fellow of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission.
Dr. Cunningham, is the executive director of The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity at Trinity International University. She is a Fellow at the Institute for Biotechnology and the Human Future, and a Trustee of Taylor University. She graduated from Taylor University, earned her JD from Northwestern University Law School, an MA in Bioethics from Trinity International University, and a Ph.D in Educational Studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Professor Cunningham has published numerous articles, editorials and book chapters in the areas of law, bioethics and public policy, and has testified before Congress and state legislative committees, and has made numerous television appearances. She lectures on bioethics, public policy, reproductive ethics, and global women’s health. Recently she has presented at Princeton University, Olivet Nazarene University, Taylor University, and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.
Michael Schutt JD, is the director of the Institute of Christian Legal Studies (ICLS), a cooperative ministry of the Christian Legal Society and Regent University School of Law, where he serves as Associate Professor and Global Recruiter. He writes, speaks and teaches on the relationship of lawyers, faith and culture. Michael is an honors graduate of the University of Texas School of Law. He is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Christian Legal Thought, a publication of ICLS. Michael is the author of Redeeming Law: Christian Calling and the Legal Profession (IVP 2007), a vocational exhortation for law students and lawyers, and he has authored a number of law review articles, essays and supplements on biblical principles for use by students in the law school classroom.
Dr. Williams received his B.A. in biblical studies from Biola University in 2001; his M.A. in philosophy of religion and ethics from Talbot School of Theology in 2005; and his Ph.D. in theology from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in 2011. His academic works include Love, Freedom, and Evil (Rodopi, 2011), used in seminaries around the world and currently being translated into German, and his recent popular publication, The Exchange (AIM Books, 2012). His research interests include the Trinity, divine and human agency, dialogue with atheists, and theology of culture. Dr. Williams teaches Legal Institutions and Values and Jurisprudence.