Our Government Program has shifted over the years and we have worked hard to keep the program relevant to current societal needs. A student who pursues a Government degree can concentrate studies in PreLaw, Public Administration, International Studies, and NonGovernmental Organizations. Internships are available for our students as part of the academic program, providing that real life experience that allows the student to see how the knowledge that has been studied, applies in the "real world".
Title: Associate Professor
Office: Behavioral and 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, Geography, Anthropology, and Economics
* Faculty Advisor for College Republicans
* Faculty Advisor for Pre-Law Society
* Faculty Affairs Committee, Chair
German-Austrian-Swiss Heritage and Historical Society of the Ozarks, Secretary
Christians in Political Science, member
* Comparative Governments
* Comparative Islamic Governments
* Comparative World Religions
* Constitutional Law
* Economics in Society
* International Law
* International Organizations
* International Relations
* Intro to American Government
* Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)
* State and Local Governments
* World Regional Geography
* Organizational Design and Development (for the MOL program)
Started Work: August 2007
Favorite Thing About Work:
It is always a delight to see what our students are accomplishing. Upon graduation, our students attend graduate school and law school, as well venture into interesting career opportunities, both here in the US and overseas.
Originally From: Cleveland, OH
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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