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Program: Political Science


The Political Science program provides a curriculum that reveals the diversity and complexity of human history and political life. Our diverse and rigorous program of instruction provides students an experience usually available only at larger institutions, yet with the interaction with faculty that can only be found at a small university. By facilitating the development of analytical, theoretical, research, and communication skills we prepare students for a wide variety of careers while imparting the knowledge and perspective future leaders will need in their professions. Since 1996 our graduates have been finding challenging and rewarding positions in secondary education, colleges and universities, law, and government service.

Jeffrey Dixon

Dr. Jeffrey Dixon – Associate Professor of Political Science

Dr. Jeffrey Dixon specializes in International Relations and Conflict Studies. He received his PhD in Political Science from Rice University in 2001; he then served as a postdoctoral fellow at Pennsylvania State University for one year, taught for three years at Wright State University in Dayton, OH and spent a year researching at Rice University before accepting a position at what is now Texas A&M University - Central Texas in 2006. He has published two peer-reviewed articles on the causes and outcomes of civil wars and is currently co-authoring Rivals to Power, a data handbook on all civil wars from 1816 to the present.
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