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Northwest Missouri State University

Dr. Robert Dewhirst

Dr. Robert Dewhirst



64 Valk


660.562.1241 (fax)

Joined Northwest in 1983



  • Ph.D. Political Science
  • M.A. Political Science
  • M.A. Journalism
  • B.J. Broadcast Journalism
  • B.A. Political Science

Courses Taught

  • American Government and Politics
  • Congress
  • Presidency
  • Media and Politics
  • Political Parties and Interest groups

Academic Interest

  • Researching Congress
  • American Presidency
  • Relations between reporters and officials
  • Public policy making
  • Campaigns

Scholarly Activity

  • Completed coauthoring a book on President Dwight Eisenhower, and co-editing a book on the 2010 congressional elections

Student Group Advisement

  • Faculty advisor for the University's Student Senate

Other Professional Experiences

  • Member of the governing board of the National Social Science Association, a national organization of college and university social science faculty


  • The university's Faculty Athletics Representative("FAR") to the NCAA and the MIAA.