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Dr. Andrew H. Ziegler, Jr. (1998), Department Chair; Professor of Political Science; Director of the Tally Center for Leadership Development; B.S., Florida State University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Florida. Specializes in European politics and American foreign policy.
Dr. Willis M. Watt received his Doctor of Philosophy in 1980 from Kansas State University in Manhattan, KS, majoring in Curriculum and Instruction and Speech Communication. He also was awarded two other degrees from Kansas State University: a Master of Arts in 1978, with a major in Theatre History and a minor in Acting and Directing, and a Bachelor of Science in 1976, with a major in Speech and Drama and in Secondary Education. In addition, Bill completed a Bachelor of Science degree at Manhattan Christian College in Manhattan, KS, where he majored in Bible and Theology, and in Christian Education.
Dr. Watt has taught speech communication courses at Kansas State University, Iowa State University, Fort Hays State University, and Manhattan Christian College. The range of Bill's courses includes interpersonal, small group, nonverbal, and organizational communication, and instruction in public speaking, business and professional speaking, listening, and semantics. He has also taught courses in developing self-worth through communication, conflict management, leadership skills, and research methods.
In addition to Dr. Watt's experience as a teacher, he has also served as Vice President for Academic Affairs at Manhattan Christian College. His research activities have produced five books, nine monographs and essays, as well as thirty journal articles. Furthermore, Bill has given over seventy scholarly presentations at local, state, regional, national, and international conferences.
Dr. J. David Turner has a Ph.D. in Communications from the College of Communications, an MA in Linguistics both from Ohio University in Athens, and a BA in theology from Abilene Christian University, Texas. He also has studied field linguistics with the Summer Institute of Linguistics in Duncanville, Texas, and at the University of Oklahoma in Norman.
Dr. Turner has taught at Duke University, UNC-Chapel Hill, United Arab Emirates University in Al-Ain, University of Central Florida in Orlando, Warner Southern College in Orlando, Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California, University Of Nevada in Las Vegas, Nevada, Sichuan International University in Chongqing, People’s Republic of China, and Ohio University in Athens.
Dr. Turner has authored three books to date: An Introduction to Liberation Theology, Datewise, and Structural Commentary.