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History & Political Science


The department of History and Political Science seeks to engage students as they become careful readers, creative thinkers, and clear communicators—all essential skills for success in contemporary life. History and Political Science students at ABAC have gone on to enjoy successful careers working in government affairs, the legal profession, multinational corporations, and more.

The faculty of the History and Political Science department is particularly excited to offer courses in ABAC’s pathbreaking Rural Studies program. Rural communities face considerable challenges, none more pressing than the problem of “brain drain,” where talented, educated young people leave their communities to seek opportunity in urban areas. ABAC’s Rural Studies program is a pioneering effort to tackle this problem head-on, equipping a new generation of students with the analytical tools to understand both the problems and promises of rural communities. The Politics and Modern Cultures track of the Rural Studies program includes history and political science courses exploring issues related to race, political theory, economic development, violence, sexuality, and more. Click here to see a suggested course of study for the Politics and Modern Cultures, Rural Studies degree.

Please click on our individual faculty pages to learn more about who we are and what we teach. The History and Political Science faculty look forward to welcoming you to our classes and learning along with you.


Department Faculty:
Dr. Joe Njoroge, Dept. Head
Dr. James Galt-Brown
Dr. Joseph Devaney
Dr. Russell Pryor
Dr. Hans Schmeisser
Dr. Jess Usher
Dr. Ryan Voris
Dr. Elizabeth Worley