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We are a dynamic department with programs and courses across the political science and philosophy disciplines. Our award-winning faculty are committed to the success of our students, both in and out of the classroom.

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434 Cherry Hall
5030 Cherry St.
Kansas City, MO 64110

Department Faculty and Staff

Rebecca Best

Chair and Associate Professor
Email: bestrh@umkc.edu
Phone Number: 816-235-1326
Cherry Hall 407

Bruce Bubacz

Curators' Distinguished Teaching Professor
Email: bubaczb@umkc.edu
Haag Hall 402

Debra Leiter

Associate Professor
Email: leiterd@umkc.edu
Cherry Hall 414

Mona Lyne

Associate Professor
Email: lynem@umkc.edu
Cherry Hall 410

Clancy Martin

Professor of Philosophy
Email: martincw@umkc.edu
Cherry Hall 413

Antonio Molinar

Assistant Teaching Professor
Email: jamrbk@umkc.edu
Cherry Hall 406

Edith Gwendolyn Nally

Associate Professor, Philosophy
Email: nallye@umkc.edu
Cherry Hall 408

Max Skidmore

Professor Emeritus
Email: skidmorem@umkc.edu

Beth Vonnahme

Associate Dean and Professor
Email: vonnahmeb@umkc.edu
816-235-6108 | Scofield 313

Greg Vonnahme

Associate Professor
Email: vonnahmeg@umkc.edu
816-235-5948 | Cherry Hall 417

Benjamin Woodson

Associate Professor and Internship Coordinator
Email: woodsonb@umkc.edu
Cherry Hall 420

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