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Department of History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences
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Department Chair:

Donald W. Viney

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Nancy Grantham

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Phone: 620-235-4325
Fax: 620-235-4338

Department of History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences
412 Russ Hall
Pittsburg State University
1701 South Broadway
Pittsburg KS 66762

 The Political Science Program at Pittsburg State University

Donald W. Viney 620.235.4326 dviney@pittstate.edu Russ 412G
Ph.D., University of Oklahoma, 1982. Teaching and research interests include process philosophy and Charles Hartshorne, logic and critical thinking, contemporary philosophy and the philosophy of science, ethics, and world religions. [Coordinator for the minor in philosophy.] Specializations: Process Philosophy and Charles Hartshorne, Philosophy and Religion, Logic and Critical Thinking
Daniel Betti 620.235.4178 dbetti@pittstate.edu Russ 306F
Ph.D., Texas A&M University, 2010. Teaching and research interests include American government, American political thought, and classical political philosophy, especially the ancient Greeks.  Specializations: U.S. Politics, the American Founding, Platonic Political Philosophy. 
Darren Botello-Samson 620.235.4334 dbotello-samson@pittstate.edu Russ 327D
Ph.D., Rutgers University, 2007. Teaching and research interests include Constitutional Law, Legal Studies, and Environmental Law and Regulation. Specializations: Constitutional Law, Environmental Regulation, Judicial Politics; (University Pre-Law Coordinator)
Mark Peterson 620.235.4330 mjpeterson@pittstate.edu Russ 327C
Ph.D., Indiana University, 1994. Teaching and research interests include the study of popular movements, interest groups, political parties, and democratic theory. Specializations: Political Economy, Political Parties and Interest Groups, Social Movements, Democratic Theory
Paul W. Zagorski 620.235.4337 zagorski@pittstate.edu Russ 412H
Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University, 1975. Teaching and research interests include political thought, Latin American politics, comparative politics, and civil-military relations. Specializations: Political Thought, Latin America, Comparative Politics; (Director, International Studies Degree)
Administrative Staff
Nancy Grantham 620.235.4325 ngrantha@pittstate.edu Russ 412
Emeritus Faculty
Patricia Behlar Associate Professor Emeritus
U.S. Institutions, Presidency, Congress, Constitutional Law
Keith L. McCoy Instructor Emeritus
U.S. Politics, State and Local Government, Presidency