SBUBolivar, Missouri Est. 1878

Department of History and Policital Science

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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.


James Smith
James Smith
Coyle Neal
Professor of Political Science
Southwest Baptist University
Work 1600 University Avenue, Taylor Center
Bolivar, MO 65613
Work (417) 328-1720 |
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Dr. Smith's doctoral specialization is in Roman history. He has degrees from SBU, The University of Utah at Salt Lake City, and the University of Missouri at Columbia. As a faculty associate, Dr. Smith taught during the Spring semester of 1999 to fill in for a faculty member on medical leave. He rejoined the department beginning in the Fall 2001 as a regular faculty member.