POLS 1101 - Introduction to American Government

Matthew L. Hipps.

Title: Assistant Professor of Political Science
Social Sciences
Phone: 706.272.2676
Office: Lorberbaum Liberal Arts, 242
M.P.A. Masters of Public Administration, West Virginia University 2008
B.A. Political Science, West Virginia Wesleyan College 2004


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I attended West Virginia Wesleyan College in Buchannon, WV where I got my Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. I continued my studies at West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV where I received a Masters of Public Administration and a Masters in Political Science.

I am currently in the revision stage of writing my dissertation, "A Rose by Any Other Name: Media Portrayals of Race" and expect to be completed by Fall 2011. I am a member of Pi Alpha Alpha (the Public Administration Honors Society) and a brother of Theta Chi Fraternity, Inc.

I am an avid Pittsburgh Steeler and West Virginia Mountaineer Fan. I am also an accomplished wizard garnering 12 O.W.L.s and receiving the Order of Merlin, First Class. If teaching doesn't work our, I plan on becoming an Auror or working in the Misuse of Muggle Artifacts Office. (Hopefully this last sentence shows all you other Harry Potter Book lovers out there, that I am right there with you).

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