by Tom Mach

The Department of History and Government is pleased to announce the arrival of its newest faculty member, Dr. Glen Duerr. Dr. Duerr will augment one of the department’s largest programs, the international studies -- social sciences major. This program, under the guidance of Dr. Frank Jenista, has produced graduates who now work in the State Department, Intelligence, nongovernmental agencies involved in international issues, and a variety of other careers. We are very pleased to have Dr. Duerr bring his expertise in comparative politics, nationalism, the European Union, and international relations theory to the program.

Dr. Duerr was born and raised in the United Kingdom, and his family moved to Canada when he was a teenager. He earned a master’s degree in political science with a specialization in international relations from the University of Windsor. This year, he successfully defended his dissertation comparing the approaches to nationalism in Quebec and Flanders at Kent State University in Ohio. If his path to Cedarville is not unique enough yet, note that he also spent a couple of years during his graduate work playing professional soccer in the United States and Canada. After retiring from active playing, he worked as a commentator for the league. During this time he also met and married his wife, Rebecca, who hopes to continue her work in children and youth ministries now that they have moved to the area.

Dr. Duerr brings a wealth of experience and an energetic, visionary mindset to the department and especially the international studies program. We are very grateful to have him in the Department of History and Government.