Education- M.A., Texas A&M University, 2012. Fields: American Politics, Race and Ethnic Politics. Committee: B. Dan Wood (chair),
John Robertson, James E. Anderson, and Jose Villalobos
B.S., Truman State University, 2006. Major: Political Science. Minors: Justice Systems; Philosophy and Religion. Cum Laude
Teaching Experience- Adjunct Instructor, American Government I and II
Areas of Interest- American Politics, Public Opinion and Voting Behavior, Race and Politics, Religion and Politics
Organizations- Faculty Advisor, Pi Sigma Alpha political science honor society (Rho Nu Chapter)
Student success- Gerald Thompson, non-major (seeking Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics, May 2016), planned graduate work to become an electrical engineer. Gerald is one of my best students in American Government, performing well on exams and in class participation. He is a strong presence, and has made our discussions interesting, speaking up with questions and criticism, offering insights to the American political system from an international perspective.