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.


Kwasi Ofori-Yeboah

Kwasi Ofori-Yeboah
Kwasi Ofori-Yeboah
Professor of Political Science
Southwest Baptist University
Work 1600 University Avenue, Taylor 205
Bolivar, MO 65613

Current Research Projects: Contemporary political systems, comparative politics and political philosophy (viewed through the lens of scripture).

Why do you enjoy teaching at SBU? "The intimate setting and familial atmosphere on campus make for a great place to work. The excitement of meeting new students and trading in ideas every semester is immeasurably rewarding."

Educational and Professional Background: Dr. Kwasi completed his undergraduate work at the University of Ghana, Ghana, West Africa. He earned a Master of Arts and Ph.D at Queen's University, in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, where he taught undergraduate political science courses as an adjunct for two years. Dr. Kwasi has been at SBU since the fall of 1997.

Faith Dedications: Dr. Kwasi is a TeamKID leader and substitute Sunday School teacher at Southern Hills Baptist Church in Bolivar, Missouri.

Who's playing on your ipod? I don't own an iPod, but I listen to contemporary gospel music on the radio.

What book are you currently reading?"The Mayflower and the Pilgrims' New World" by Nathaniel Philbrick

What is the best getaway location, local or abroad? Kingston, Ontario in Canada, rich in history with a lot to see and do.