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Bob Beatty

Bob Beatty

Professor and Chair
Political Science
College of Arts and Sciences
Henderson Learning Resources Center
Room 215-B
1700 SW College Ave
Topeka, KS 66621-1117
Degrees & Certifications
Carleton College, Bachelor of Arts
University of Kentucky, Master of Arts
Arizona St Univ Main Campus, Doctor of Philosophy
Academic History

Guest Professor of Political Science, U.S. State Department – 2010, 2009, 2007

Lecture tours of China, (2010), Mongolia (2007, 2009) and Russia (2007, 2009)

5/2009: Visiting Professor in Public Affairs, Academy of Management, Mongolia

Intro to International Relations, Intro to Comparative Politics, Intro to US Government, Asian Politics, Presidential Elections, Public Opinion, Kansas Politics and Legislative Internships, European Politics

  • HN 202 XD, Seminar in the Social Sciences
  • PO 225 A, Intro to Int'l Politics
  • PO 235 A, World Politics
  • PO 307 XA, Intern-State or Local Gov't
  • PO 309 XA, Kansas Legislative Experience
  • PO 371 A, Topics-Amer Politics and Govt
  • PO 386 A, Directed Readings
  • PO 450 A, Senior Seminar
  • PO 686 GA, Directed Readings
Scholarly Interests/Activities

2012 Iowa Caucuses: Research and interviews with presidential candidates and campaign operatives on running for president and Iowa Caucuses

Kansas Politics :Development of unique website –

Communist and post-communist politics: Research visits to North Korea, Cuba, China

UK Elections: Travelled with candidates in UK elections of 2001, 2005, 2010

Kansas Governor Interview Series in Kansas History: A Journal of the Central Plains

Service Interests/Activities

Political Analyst and Consultant, KSNT/KTKA TV- CH. 27 and 49 News, 2006 – present

International Election Observer:  2009 Mongolian Presidential Election. Report made to U.S. Embassy, accredited by Mongolian government.

Fellow, Center for Kansas Studies

Syndicated Columnist: Insight Kansas Writers Group

Career Accomplishments

Producer and Writer: The Kansas Governor. 2005. 1-hour documentary. Aired: KTWU, KSNT-TV, KCPT, KPTS; The British Parliament: The Political Parties. 2005. 1-hour documentary. Aired: KTWU, WUCT; The British Parliament: Member of Parliament. 2004. 1-hour documentary. Aired: KTWU, WUCT

Book author: Democracy, Asian Values, and Hong Kong: An Evaluation of Political Elite Beliefs. 2003. Westport, Connecticut: Praeger (Imprint of Greenwood Press).

2008: Ned N. Fleming Excellence in Teaching Award  (Awarded to two Washburn faculty deemed most outstanding for given year)

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