History, Global & Political Studies Department

A History of Excellence

Covering everything from philosophy and economics to history and international studies, the History, Global & Political Studies department helps students challenge assumptions, make connections, and apply historical knowledge to contemporary current issues.

The wide variety of disciplines and majors represented in the department are grounded in research, analysis, critical thinking, and truth seeking. Through these values—as well as through practical learning in discussions, case studies, lectures, and simulations—students develop fresh insights and perspectives that join textbook knowledge with global realities and a Christian worldview.

Not only are the History, Global & Political Studies professors serious about what they teach, they’re serious about incorporating their own personalities in the classroom and encouraging their students to do the same. The faculty create a family atmosphere—hosting movie nights, meals, and badminton tournaments while prompting their students to join in career development opportunities like research groups, the American Studies Program, and Taylor’s chapter of the American Enterprise Institute Council.

Taylor is an campus chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, one of the nation’s premier history fraternities. In addion to enriching students’ intellectual experiences by exposing them to speakers, readings, and community gatherings, membership in Phi Alpha Theta will assist them in gaining admittance to graduate schools and earning job interviews with employers.

See for Yourself

Listen to Dr. Kevin Johnson explain how a History, Global & Political Science degree will prepare you to fulfill your passions and advance God’s kingdom.

Looking to broaden your horizons while in college? Watch the video below to learn more about a unique study abroad opportunity in Egypt.

Department News

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Embassy Internship Provides Diplomatic Experience

Sep 15, 2021

For Carlee Svec ‘20, the Political Science, Philosophy, and Economics major gave a broad understanding of multiple disciplines that proved invaluable ...

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Called to the Courtroom

Nov 19, 2020

For Russell Balikian (‘09), studying Political Science set his trajectory to becoming an administrative and constitutional law attorney.

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Elevating the Conversation Around Voting

Oct 20, 2020

Elections provide opportunities for robust discussion at Taylor. A group of students are helping the campus engage in healthy dialogue and civic actio...

Faculty & Staff

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Department Chair

Kevin Johnson

Department Chair and Associate Professor of History

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Desirae Crouch

History, Global & Political Studies Program Assistant

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Elizabeth George

Associate Professor of History

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Nicholas Kerton-Johnson

Associate Professor of Political Science & International Relations

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Abigail Lawlis Kuzma

Halbrook Distinguished Chair of Government

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Jakob Miller

Assistant Professor of Political Science

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Scott Moeschberger

Professor of Psychology and Director, Initiatives for Vulnerable & Orphaned Children

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Benjamin Wetzel

Assistant Professor of History