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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. Journalism
  • B.A. Political Science

Courses Taught

  • American Government
  • American Congress
  • American Presidency
  • Media and Politics
  • Political Parties
  • Campaigns
  • Elections

Academic Interest

  • Congress
  • The presidency
  • Media and politics
  • Public policy
  • Interest groups
  • Political parties
  • Political campaigns
  • Elections

Scholarly Activity

  • Deliver at least one paper at a conference each year, write several book reviews each year, write book chapters, and entire books and edit books.   
  • Completed coauthoring a book on President Dwight Eisenhower, and co-editing a book on the 2010 congressional elections

Student Group Advisement

  • Northwest Student Senate, Faculty Advisor

Other Professional Experiences

  • Member of the governing board of the National Social Science Association, a national organization of college and university social science faculty
  • Political and court reporter for the Kansas City Star
  • Public affairs officer for an agency in Illinois state government
  • Officer in the U.S. Army with service including a stop in Vietnam


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