SBUBolivar, Missouri Est. 1878

Department of History and Policital Science

Questions? Contact

Timothy Wood
Department Chair
(417) 328-2067

Coyle Neal
Kwasi Ofori-Yeboah
James O. Smith
Tim Wood

Mission Statement

The department of History and Political Science prepares students in the broadly defined academic disciplines of history and politics, with special regard to the dynamics of the cultural heritage of both of this nation and the world, from a worldview integrating both the Christian faith and Biblical values.


Coyle Neal
Coyle Neal, Ph.D.
Coyle Neal
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Southwest Baptist University
Work 1600 University Avenue, Taylor Center
Bolivar, MO 65613
Work (417) 328-1722 |
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Education and professional background: Neal received a B.S. in Politics with a minor in Ancient History from the University of Wyoming, and an M.A. and Ph.D. from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. Prior to coming to SBU, Neal has worked as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Wyoming, Catholic University, Montgomery College, and Patrick Henry College. Neal joined the SBU faculty in August 2013 and teaches courses in American government, pre-law, and political theory.

Family: Neal lives in Bolivar with his wife who has worked as a law clerk and trial attorney for the Justice Department.