Political Studies Implements Scholar Program

by Amy Radwanski, Public Relations Writer

Cedarville University’s Center for Political Studies is implementing a new scholar program that will allow students to assist professors in a variety of research projects.

The students chosen for the fall 2014 are Tani Linville, junior from West Chester, Ohio; Laura Tice, junior from Birmingham, Alabama; and Stanley Schwartz, sophomore from Noblesville, Indiana. In the 2015 spring semester, Kelly Parliament, senior from Wixom, Michigan will join the scholars.

“The program will help the scholars have a competitive edge when applying to graduate school,” said Dr. Mark C. Smith, associate professor of political science. “We want students that come to our department to understand that we take research seriously and we want to help them be prepared as they move forward with their education.”

Publication is a major distinguishing factor in political studies and the scholar program will help students build experience as they are mentored by Cedarville faculty.

A recent 2014 Cedarville graduate, Andrew Travis, received co-author credits through the research experience he gained as a student in the Center for Political Studies and Travis went on to pursue a Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of North Carolina.

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 3,620 undergraduate, graduate and online students in more than 100 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings and leading student satisfaction ratings.