Meet our Faculty and Staff

The faculty of the History and Government department are committed to more than just scholarship and teaching. They could do that at any institution. They are at Cedarville because they want the opportunity to teach in an environment where they can be overt about their faith and can minister to students as brothers and sisters in Christ.

Our faculty have a wealth of education and professional experience. Each member of the department has at least one graduate degree. Of the 13 department faculty, 11 have PhDs, one has JD, and the final faculty member is in the process of pursuing his doctorate. One faculty member has 25 years of service in the United States Diplomatic Corps, one has two decades of city management experience, one has two decades of law enforcement and police administration, and one worked for the Ohio State Supreme Court. A number of the faculty have worked or volunteered in campaigns and for elected officials, several have seminary training, and one played professional soccer. Regardless of their qualifications and experience, this faculty’s most outstanding characteristic is their desire to see you become all that God wants you to be.


Tom Mach, Ph.D.

Tom Mach, Ph.D.
Chair, Professor of History
Phone: 937-766-7936
Office: HRS 109
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Kim Boeke-Wade

Kim Boeke-Wade
Department Administrative Assistant
Phone: 937-766-7930
Office: HRS west
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Marc Clauson, Ph.D.

Marc Clauson, Ph.D.
Professor of History and Law
Phone: 937-766-7934
Office: HRS 125 A
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Thomas Cornman, Ph.D.

Thomas Cornman, Ph.D.
Academic Vice President and Chief Academic Officer
Phone: 937-766-7770
Office: FH 223
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Glen Duerr, Ph.D.

Glen Duerr, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of International Studies
Phone: 937-766-6139
Office: HRS 104
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Frank Jenista, Ph.D.

Frank Jenista, Ph.D.
Professor of International Studies
Phone: 937-766-7929
Office: HRS 118
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Jewerl Maxwell, Ph.D.

Jewerl Maxwell, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Phone: 937-766-3616
Office: CTL 106
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James Murdoch, Ph.D.

James Murdoch, Ph.D.
Senior Professor of History
Phone: 937-766-7930, 7931
Office: HRS 112
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Patrick Oliver, Ph.D.

Patrick Oliver, Ph.D.
Director of the Criminal Justice Program
Phone: 937-766-3851
Office: HRS 116
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Robert Parr, Ph.D.

Robert Parr, Ph.D.
Professor of Sociology
Phone: 937-766-7935
Office: HRS 114
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David Rich, D.P.A.

David Rich, D.P.A.
Professor of Public Administration & Political Science
Phone: 937-766-4997
Office: HRS 108
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Kevin Sims, Ph.D.

Kevin Sims, Ph.D.
Professor of Political Science
Phone: 937-766-4971
Office: HRS 113
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Mark Smith, Ph.D.

Mark Smith, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Political Science
Phone: 937-766-2783
Office: HRS 124
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Rick Tison, Ph.D.

Rick Tison, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of History
Phone: 937-766-7877
Office: HRS 103
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Robert Vaughn, J.D.

Robert Vaughn, J.D.
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
Phone: 937-766-7649
Office: HRS 127
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