Our Faculty

Dr. David Thornton

Dr. David Thornton

Associate Professor and Director of Political Science
Barden Chair of Political Science
Office: D.Rich 205
[email protected]
Phone: 910-893-1488

Courses Taught: American National Government, Scope and Method of Political Science, International Relations, Comparative Foreign Government, International Political Economy, Model United Nations, Seminar in Research and Writing, Western Civilization II, Internship

Fields of Interest: International Relations, European Politics


Dr. Donald Schroeder

Dr. Donald Schroeder

Associate Professor of Political Science
Office: D.Rich 107
[email protected]
Phone: 910-893-1486

Courses Taught: National Government, Political Parties, Ancient Political Thought, Medieval Political Thought, Modern European Political Thought, American Political Thought, Constitutional Development I & II, Constitutional Law Seminar

Fields of Interest: Political Theory, especially that of Aristotle


Dr. John Mero

Dr. John Mero

Associate Professor of Political Science
Office: D.Rich 206
[email protected]
Phone: 910-893-1481

Courses Taught: Introduction to Public Administration, Introduction to Public Policy, Emergency Preparedness & Administration, Organization Theory, Theories of Public Budgeting, Municipal Government, State & Local Government, U.S. National Government, Introduction to the Presidency, Introduction to Congress

Fields of Interest: Public Administration, Public Policy, Public Health


Political Science Office

Pam Burgett

Pam Burgett

Office Administrator
Office: D.Rich 112
[email protected]
Phone: 910-893-1483


Adjunct Faculty

Office: D.Rich 112
Phone: 910-893-1483

Captain M. G. Slattery, U.S. Navy SEALs, ret.

[email protected]
Courses Taught: National Government, Military History, Cold War, U.S. Wars and Government