Inside Look

Meet Meena Mohanty

Despite being one of the newest faculty in the department, Dr. Meena Mohanty has been at EKU longer than most of the Department of Government.  The daughter of an EKU Sociology professor, graduate of Model, and native of Richmond, her roots in the community and on campus go back a long way.  This week we sat down with Dr. Mohanty to learn more about her.

MPA Faculty Attend SECOPA 2013

Three members of the EKU MPA faculty, Drs.

Meet Will Hatcher

It is no surprise that Professor William Hatcher is not only a professor of Government at Eastern Kentucky University, but also a member of the Richmond City Government.  From the beginning of his career, Dr.

Meet LeAnn Beaty

Curiosity is a powerful force for Dr.

Meet Randall Swain

Dr. Randall Swain loves the beauty of Eastern Kentucky University.  During the summer, when the campus is warm and classes are just starting, he likes to teach in the Schwendeman Green between the Crabbe Library and Miller Hall.  It was the campus beautiful which first brought him to EKU.  This week we sat down with Professor Swain to learn more about him.

Meet Michael Benson

Mostly the job is about people, says Dr. Michael Benson.  As President of Eastern Kentucky University, Dr.

Meet Lynnette Noblitt

The regrettable thing about being a good department chair is that when the job is done well, nobody notices.  The chair works behind the scenes to make sure the department runs smoothly, the faculty improves year to year, the classes and events don’t conflict, and the degree programs maintain their accreditation.  A mark of Professor Lynnette Noblitt’s success at the chair

Meet Gregg Gunderson

With tattooed arms, silver beard, and bear-ish physique, Professor Gregg Gunderson is not the stereotypical dark-suited-and-sunglassed national security expert, but for 12 years, Gregg Gunderson has taught international politics and security for the EKU Department of Government.  He is known for his class simulations on terrorism, and his laid back (and occasionally ribald) classroom demea

Welcome Back to EKU for 2013-14

The Department of Government at EKU welcomes our incoming freshmen and welcomes back our returning students.  We are glad to have you on campus and look forward to seeing you in class.  We are joined by our newest faculty member and President of EKU, Michael Benson, who claimed during University Convocation that “anyone worth their salt has come through Kentucky” –in

Welcome Sara Sims, new administrative assistant for MPA/Paralegal programs

The Department of Government is happy to welcome Sara Sims as the new administrative assistant for the MPA and Paralegal programs.  Sara comes to the department from Office of Student Financial Assistance, where she has worked for the last two years.

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