Former Fellows

William Wolfe

A 10-year veteran of the conservative political movement, William Wolfe served as a Senior Official in the Trump Administration, both as a Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense at the Pentagon and a Director of Legislative Affairs at the Department of State. Prior to his service in the Administration, William worked for Heritage Action for America, and as a Congressional Staffer for three different Members of Congress, including the former Rep. Dave Brat. He has a B.A. in History from Covenant College, and a Masters of Divinity at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Jackson Waters

Jackson Waters grew up as the oldest of five in a homeschool family in Alexandria, Virginia. He graduated Union University in 2021, studying institutional decline and resurgence across several Protestant denominations. While a student, he also founded the Union Bull Moose Society, dedicated to teaching his peers and strengthening his university in a post-Christian world on issues of human sexuality and big tech. Since graduating, he has maintained his interest in strengthening and reforming Christian institutions, working with American Reformer on campaigns. He serves as Youth Director at his church while studying for Holy Orders at Reformed Theological Seminary, Washington D.C.

Christian Winter

Christian Winter is a doctoral candidate at Hillsdale College. He is writing a dissertation on German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche’s critique of Christianity. Prior to studying at Hillsdale, Christian taught a wide variety of subjects at a classical Christian school in Tennessee. He also studied philosophy and biblical studies at Union University. Future plans include finding a teaching position at a college and continuing to write about the intersection of philosophy, politics, culture, and Christianity.

Matthew Moody

Matthew Moody serves 80 plus people as a Production Technical Support Specialist at BJU Press Digital. While growing up in northern California, his mother homeschooled him, and thanks to graduating high school early, Matthew attended Bible School in Lancashire, England and Estes Park, Colorado. In May 2022 he graduated from Grove City College in Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems. During his time with the Cotton Mather Fellowship, Matthew conducted research for the American Reformer and participated in discussions based off of assigned weekly readings. He now lives in South Carolina and enjoys spending time with family, finding alternative solutions to Big Tech, and bike riding.

Gordon Dakota Arnold

Gordon Dakota Arnold is native of High Point, North Carolina and received his B.A. in Government with a minor in History from Regent University in 2017. After spending a semester as a Fellow at the John Jay Institute, he matriculated into Hillsdale College’s Ph.D. program where he studies Political Theory and American Government. His research interests include Reformed political philosophy, American Puritanism, the American Progressive Movement, and Constitutional Conservatism. He is writing his doctoral dissertation on “The Constitutional Nationalism of Henry Cabot Lodge Sr.” and has also published essays on Calvin Coolidge, James Madison, Jonathan Edwards, Augustine, Plato, Aristotle, Rousseau, and other great thinkers in the Western tradition of political philosophy. He is set to begin a career as a Professor of Politics at Colorado Christian University this Fall, where he will be teaching classes focusing on American Government, American Political Thought, and American Political History. He is building a career as a teacher in Christian higher education because he seeks to inspire students with the same passion for truth and understanding that his own teachers helped to instill in him.