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Faculty

The M.A. political science faculty bring a wide range of perspective, skills, and experiences to the classroom. Most faculty members have significant practitioner or consulting experience with local, state, or national government. The faculty consists of productive scholars, whose accomplishments include books, journal articles, conference papers, consultant reports, and presentations.

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Dr. Cecilia Castillo

Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science
Graduate Advisor, Master of Arts in Political Science

Office: UAC 355J
Phone: 512.245.7582
Email: cr09@txstate.edu

B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Dallas

Areas of Interest: Political Theory, American Political Thought, Literature and Politics


Dr. Paul DeHart

Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science
Office: UAC 343
Phone: 512.245.3281
Email: pd18@txstate.edu

B.A., Houghton College
M.A., University of Texas at Austin
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

 


Dr. Bill DeSoto

Associate Professor, Department of Political Science
Office: UAC 366
Phone: 512.245.3279
Email: wd02@txstate.edu

B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison


Dr. Thomas E. Doyle, II

Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science
Office: UAC 335
Phone: 512.245.3280
Email: ted29@txstate.edu

B.A. Point Loma Nazarene College
M.A. California State University, Northridge
M.A. California State University, Los Angeles
M.A. University of California, Irvine
Ph.D. University of California, Irvine

Areas of Interest: international security, international ethics, nuclear ethics, and political theory.


Dr. Michael Faber

Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science
Office: UAC
Phone: 512.245.
Email: mjf85@txstate.edu


Dr. Robert Gorman

Professor, Department of Political Science
Office: UAC 361
Phone: 512.245.3262
Email: rg06@txstate.edu

B.A., Seattle University
M.A., Ph.D., University of Oregon

Areas of Interest: International Relations, International Law and Organization, International Humanitarian and Refugee Affairs, History of Ethics.


Dr. Kenneth Grasso

Chair, Department of Political Science
Professor,
Department of Political Science
Office: UAC 355
Phone: 512.245.8230
Email: kg03@txstate.edu

B.A., St. John's University
M.A., Ph.D., Fordham University

Areas of Interest: Political Theory, Religion and Public Life, American Political Culture


Dr. Theodore Hindson

Associate Professor, Department of Political Science
Office: UAC 357
Phone: 512.245.3282
Email: th09@txstate.edu

B.A., LaSalle University
M.A., Ph.D., University of Notre Dame

Areas of Interest: Russian Foreign Policy, American Presidency, The World Political Order


Dr. Paul Kens

Professor, Department of Political Science
Office: UAC 371
Phone: 512.245.3260
Email: pk05@txstate.edu

B.A., Northern Illinois University
J.D., Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin

Areas of Interest:


Dr. Arnold Leder

Associate Professor, Department of Political Science
Office: UAC 363
Phone: 512.245.3263
Email: al04@txstate.edu
Website: http://arnoldleder.com/

B.A., Brooklyn College, City University of New York
M.A., Washington Univ. St Louis
Ph.D., Indiana Univ.

Areas of Interest: Middle East Politics, Terrorism, American Foreign Policy, Political Psychology, The Holocaust


Dr. Ed Mihalkanin

Associate Professor, Department of Political Science
Office: UAC 334
Phone: 512.245.3265
Email: em12@txstate.edu

B.A., Bradley University
M.A., Ph.D., The American University

Areas of Interest: International Relations, Latin America - Government and Politics, US Diplomacy


Dr. Cynthia Opheim

Associate Provost
Professor,
Department of Political Science
Office: UAC 373
Phone: 512.245.3259
Email:co01@txstate.edu

B.A., Angelo State University
M.A., Texas Tech University
Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin

Areas of Interest: Legislative Process, Political Parties, American State Politics


Dr. Omar Sanchez

Assistant Professor of Political Science
Office: UAC 341
Phone: 512.245.3272
Email: os17@txstate.edu

B.A., University of Chicago
M.S., London School of Economics
M.S., Georgetown University
Ph.D., University of Oxford

Areas of Interest: Comparative Politics; Latin American politics; democratization; quality of democracy issues; economic reform; political economy of development; party systems.


Dr. Kenneth Ward

Professor, Department of Political Science
Office: UAC 369
Phone: 512.245.2068
Email: kw12@txstate.edu

B.A., Drew University
J.D., Yale University
Ph.D., Columbia University

Areas of Interest: Political Theory, Constitutional Law


Dr. Hyun Yun

Associate Professor, Department of Political Science
Office: UAC 350
Phone: 512.245.4405
Email: hy12@txstate.edu

B.A., Ajou University, Suwon, South Korea
M.A., Ph.D., University of Florida, Gainesville

Areas of Interest: Political Communication, Public Opinion,
Social Capital, Political Behavior, Media