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 UCO Political Science Department Faculty

Core Faculty

Elizabeth Overman, Ph.D., Professor, Co-coordinator, MPA Program

John Wood, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Co-coordinator MPA program

Ken Kickham, Ph.D., Professor,  Chair, Department of Political Science

Jan Hardt, Ph.D., Professor

Loren Gatch, Ph.D., Professor

Alyssa Provencio, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Ryan Kiggins, Ph.D., Visiting Assistant Professor

Deborah Ferrell-Lynn, M.P.A., Lecturer 

Contributing Political Science Faculty

Keith Eakins, J.D., Professor

Louis Furmanski, Ph.D., Professor

Randall J. Jones, Jr. Ph.D., Professor Emeritus

Brett Sharp, Ph.D., Professor

Youngtae Shin, Ph.D., Professor

Joseph Tripodi, J.D., Lecturer

Other Affiliated Faculty

Brad Watkins, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of History


Number of faculty teaching in the program:  9

Faculty identified within the unit; faculty qualification; degree; and how they are involved in the program.

Ken Kickham; Academically qualified, Professionally qualified; Ph.D.; Governance, Teaching, Public Service, Research, Community Service

John Wood; Academically qualified, Professionally qualified; Ph.D.; Governance, Teaching, Public Service, Research, Community Service

Elizabeth Overman; Academically qualified, Professionally qualified; Ph.D.; Governance, Teaching, Public Service, Research, Community Service

Jan Hardt; Academically qualified; Ph.D.; Governance, Teaching, Public Service, Research, Community Service

Loren Gatch; Academically qualified; Ph.D.; Governance, Teaching, Research

Alyssa Provencio; Academically qualified; Ph.D.; Governance, Teaching, Public Service, Research, Community Service

Brett Sharp; Academically qualified; Ph.D.; Teaching, Research

Ryan Kiggins; Academically qualified; Ph.D.; TeachingResearch