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International (INTL) Studies is a unique blend between history, government, and culture. Our courses literally cover the earth. We look at countries, their various people groups, and their governments. Along with a core curriculum of multicultural studies, students view the interactions between the nations through history and in our own day. The INTL major provides the interested student with knowledge and preparation for a career in the international arena.
Title: Associate Professor International Studies
Office: Social Sciences Dept., 208L
417-865-2815 ext. 8222
JD, Cleveland Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University, Ohio.
MPA, Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University, Ohio.
BA, Malone College, Ohio
Teaching courses in Government, History, and Anthropology
Faculty Advisor for ESGA Senate
Faculty member sponsoring international study tours. Have traveled to China, South Africa, Kyrgyzstan, Nicaragua, Austria, Czech Republic, Istanbul and Ephesus in Turkey, and most recently to the Crimean in the Ukraine. Our next trip for the department is taking us to India in Spring 2014.
German-Austrian-Swiss Heritage and Historical Society of the Ozarks, Secretary-Treasurer
Christians in Political Science, member
Comparative African Governments; Comparative Asian Governments; Comparative European Governments; Comparative Islamic Governments; Comparative Foreign Policy; Comparative World Religions; Historical Travel; International Law; International Organizations; International Relations; Intro to American Government; Non-Governmental Organizations; Russian Political Development to 1880; Soviet Political Development; Scope and Methods of Political Science; State and Local Governments;
Organizational Design and Development (MOL program)
Started Work: August 2007
Favorite Thing About Work:
Interacting with students that are committed to learning in an effort to prepare for the career that the Lord has designed for them.
Originally From: Cleveland, OH
Personal Information: I really enjoy the notion of government. I have studied it most of my adult life. I love reading about countries and their leaders throughout history. Every time that I go overseas with students, I look for texts that tell the stories of the culture, the country, and government that we are visiting so I can understand why they are the way they are. Learning just doesn't end for me.
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