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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.

Mark Smith

Mark Smith, Ph.D.
Chair, Professor of Political Science,
Director of the Center for Political Studies

Phone: 937-766-2783
Office: HGC 116 A
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Kim Boeke-Wade

Kim Boeke-Wade
Administrative Assistant for Hg & Cps
Phone: 937-766-7930
Office: HGC west
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Emily Ferkaluk

Emily Ferkaluk, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Phone: 937-766-6513
Office: HGC 110
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Marc Clauson

Marc Clauson, Ph.D.
Professor of History and Law
Phone: 937-766-7934
Office: HGC 113
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Glen Duerr

Glen Duerr, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of International Studies
Phone: 937-766-6139
Office: HGC 114
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Frank Jenista

Frank Jenista, Ph.D.
Professor of International Studies
Phone: 937-766-7929
Office: HGC 120
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Tom Mach

Tom Mach, Ph.D.
Professor of History
Phone: 937-766-7936
Office: FH 223 B
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Murray Murdoch

Murray Murdoch, Ph.D.
Senior Professor of History
Phone: 937-766-7930
Office: HGC 119
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Patrick Oliver

Patrick Oliver, Ph.D.
Director of the Criminal Justice Program
Phone: 937-766-3851
Office: HGC 122
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David Rich

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

Kevin Sims, Ph.D.
Professor of Political Science
Phone: 937-766-4971
Office: HGC 109
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Rick Tison

Rick Tison, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of History
Phone: 937-766-7877
Office: HGC 112
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Robert Vaughn

Robert Vaughn, J.D.
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
Phone: 937-766-7649
Office: HGC 118
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