History & Political Science

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Dr. Brian Richard Dirck

Professor of History

Brian Dirck is a Professor of History at Anderson University in Anderson, Indiana. He received his B.A. in history at the University of Central Arkansas, an M.A. in history at Rice University, and a Ph.D. in history at the University of Kansas. His scholarship has focused on the American Civil War era, in particular the […]

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Dr. Michael Frank

Professor of Political Science

Dr. Michael Frank is a Professor of Political Science, teaching courses in American Government and Research Methods, including Congress, the Presidency, Political Parties, and Political Behavior.  He is also the Pre-Law Advisor, helping students prepare for law school, the LSAT, and the admissions process. He has directed a number of internships for students in government […]

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Dr. David Thomas Murphy

Professor of History

Professor Murphy earned his Ph.D. in history from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1992. His research specialties are in the history of modern Europe, modern Germany, and the Holocaust. He is the author of three books: The Heroic Earth: Geopolitical Thought in Weimar Germany (Kent, 1997), German Exploration of the Polar World: A History (Lincoln, […]

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Dr. Abigail S. Post

Assistant Professor of Political Science

Dr. Abigail S. Post received her B.A. in political science and international studies from the College at Brockport, SUNY, after which she received her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Virginia in Foreign Affairs. Her doctoral research examined the impact of a government leader’s moral language on the willingness of a state to compromise […]

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Dr. Jaye Lee Rogers

Chair, Department of History and Political Science; Professor of History

Dr. Jaye Lee Rogers is a Professor of History and has taught at Anderson University since 1996. She earned degrees from New Mexico State University and the Union Institute. Her fields of specialty include the history of American diplomacy; American 20th century history; Women’s Studies; and the history of the non-Western world, including China, Japan, […]

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Dr. Joel D. Shrock

Associate Provost; Dean, School of Humanities & Behavioral Science; Professor of History

Dr. Joel Shrock serves as associate provost, the dean of the School of Humanities & Behavioral Science, and professor of history. He earned his Ph.D. from Miami University in United States History with fields in cultural, gender, and world history in 1996. He teaches courses in modern US and Middle Eastern history. Dr. Shrock has published […]

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