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Meet our Faculty and Staff

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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.


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Mark Smith, Ph.D.

Chair, Professor of Political Science, Director of the Center for Political Studies

  • Location HGC 116 A
  • Phone 937-766-2783
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Bob Clark, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of History

  • Location HGC 110
  • Phone 937-766-6513
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Christine Kim, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of International Studies

  • Location HGC 113
  • Phone 937-766-7877
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Justin Lyons, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Political Science

  • Location HGC 120
  • Phone 937-766-7929
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Marc Clauson, Ph.D.

Professor of History and Law

  • Location HGC 112
  • Phone 937-766-7934
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Glen Duerr, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of International Studies

  • Location HGC 114
  • Phone 937-766-6139
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Frank Jenista, Ph.D.

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Tom Mach, Ph.D.

Vice President for Academics and Chief Academic Officer

  • Location FH 102
  • Phone 937-766-7770
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Murray Murdoch, Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor of History and Government

  • Location HGC 119
  • Phone 937-766-7930
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Patrick Oliver, Ph.D.

Director of the Criminal Justice Program

  • Location HGC 122
  • Phone 937-766-3851
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Bob Parr, Ph.D.

Senior Professor of Sociology

  • Location HGC 123
  • Phone 937-766-7935
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David Rich, D.P.A.

Professor of Public Administration & Political Science

  • Location HGC 108
  • Phone 937-766-4997
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Kevin Sims, Ph.D.

Senior Professor of Political Science

  • Location HGC 109
  • Phone 937-766-4971
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Robert Vaughn, J.D.

Associate Professor of Criminal Justice

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Brianna Ackerman

Administrative Assistant for Department of History and Government and the CPS

  • Location HGC 115
  • Phone 937-766-7930
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