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About the faculty

Below is a listing of the department's active and emeritus faculty.

Active Faculty, 2016-2017

Dr. Arnold

Richard Arnold: Associate Professor [Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2009]

Dr. Arnold teaches comparative politics and international relations, including Russian Politics, the Politics of Western Europe, Sports and Politics, and Russian Foreign Policy.  He is the author of Russian Nationalism and Ethnic Violence: Symbolic Violence, Lynching, Pogrom, and Massacre (2016, Routledge) and numerous articles in Post-Soviet Affairs, Theoretical Criminology, Problems of Post-Communism, Nationalities Papers, PS: Political Science & Papers, and Journal for the Study of Radicalism. Dr. Arnold leads students annually to the Model United Nations conference in New York. He is a frequent commentator on the Jamestown Foundation's Eurasia Daily Monitor and is currently guest-editing a special edition of Problems of Post-Communism on the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Office: (740) 826-8108 Fax: (740) 826-8357 e-mail:

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Walter R. Huber: Professor and Chair [Ph.D., Miami University, 2000]

Dr. Huber is chair of the Department, serves as the Director for the University's Center for Regional Planning, as advisor for the Public Administration major and as coordinator of the departmental internship program. Dr. Huber joined the Department in 1998 and served as Chair of the Department from 2002 to 2011 and again from 2016 to the present. He offers introductory and upper-level courses in the areas of Public Administration, Urban Politics, and International Political Economy. Both within and beyond his courses, Dr. Huber has worked to create a strong link between Muskingum students and the surrounding communities. The Center for Regional Planning and Economic Development uses an interdisciplinary approach to offer students opportunities to solve real-world problems and involves students and faculty from across the campus. Dr. Huber's research interests include education policy, economic policy, environmental policy, political economy, and comparative public policy.

Office: (740) 826-8343 Fax: (740) 826-8357 e-mail:


Jason Kehrberg: Assistant Professor [Ph.D., University of Kentucky, 2013]

Dr. Kehrberg is an Assistant Professor in the Social Science Division.  He has taught at Muskingum University since 2010.  Professor Kehrberg completed his B.A. in political science at Central College, his M.A. political science at the University of Iowa, and his Ph.D. in political science at the University of Kentucky.  He teaches courses in Political Science, Sociology, and Criminal Justice.  His research focuses on immigration and state immigration policy.  He has published articles in Political Science Quarterly, Research & Politics, Politics & Policy, and Comparative European Politics.  His current working projects study the ways that authoritarianism and partisanship influence immigration attitudes and state policies in the United States.

Office: (740) 826-8271 Fax: (740) 826-8357 e-mail:

Dr. King

Brian R. King: Associate Professor [Ph.D., University of Cincinnati, 2005]

Dr. King's academic areas of interest reside mainly in American politics, with a focus on political institutions such as the Presidency, Congress, and the Supreme Court. He also studies judicial politics, constitutional law, and American foreign policy. Apart from these American areas, he also studies international relations, with a focus on international crisis and crisis decision-making. Before arriving at Muskingum in 2000, Dr. King taught political science courses at the University of Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky University, Indiana University-Purdue University at Columbus, and IUPU at Indianapolis. Dr. King coordinates the pre-law program, advises the American Studies program, manages the University's association with American University's Washington Semester program, and is advisor to various student organizations.

Office: (740) 826-8421 Fax: (740) 826-8357 e-mail: Website





Emeritus Members of the Department

J. Ransom Clark: Emeritus Professor of Political Science [J.D., George Mason University School of Law, 1990]

Dr. Clark previously served as Muskingum's Vice President for Administration, a position he assumed in 2001 after serving for three years as Muskingum's Vice President for Academic Affairs. While in the department, he taught in the areas of public policy, public administration, and state/local government. Dr. Clark joined the Muskingum faculty in 1990, having had extensive experience in public affairs, holding senior positions in Washington, D.C., and in United States Embassies abroad. His research interests focus on the national security policy area, particularly reform of intelligence and the other elements of U.S. national security in the post-Cold War era. He is a regular commentator on international political events on radio and television and in the newspapers.

e-mail: Website: "The Literature of Intelligence"

Robert L. Munkres: Professor Emeritus [Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1956]

Dr. Munkres' academic interests include international politics, political philosophy, and constitutional law. Since coming to Muskingum in 1960, he has published extensively in the areas of his major research interest -- American frontier history, with particular emphasis on the westward migration and the socio/political/cultural interaction between whites and Native Americans. He teaches an interdisciplinary course annually on The American Indians. Professor Munkres is still involved in pre-law advising at Muskingum University. He is a past president and decade-long member of the Board of Directors of the Midwest Association of PreLaw Advisors and regularly contributes to the association's professional publication. In addition, Dr. Munkres has also been a member of the editorial boards of several academic journals.