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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

July 19, 2017

Casey presiding over political science association, annual conference

Dr. Kim Casey

Dr. Kim Casey

Dr. Kim Casey, an assistant professor of political science at Northwest Missouri State University, has been elected president of the Great Plains Political Science Association (GPPSA).

The Great Plains Political Science Association was created in 1997 to promote the study of political science and public affairs and supports academic study of the topics through an annual conference that serves as a forum for both faculty and student presentations, faculty development and public affairs workshops.

As president, Casey will oversee the hosting of the annual GPPSA conference at Northwest, Oct. 12-13. Casey previously served as the association’s vice president.

She joined the Northwest faculty in 2011 and teaches courses in American and comparative politics and history. Previously, she taught at William Jewell College, Calvin College, the University of Missouri-St. Louis, and Carl Albert State College in multiple disciplines. She is the current president of the Great Plains Political Science Association.

She has bachelor's and master’s degrees in history and religion from Azusa Pacific University in California and earned her master’s and doctorate degrees in political science from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

Submission information for the GPPSA conference is available at or by contacting Dr. Luke Campbell at

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
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