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Brian W. Smith, PhD
Associate Professor of Political Science

Phone: 512-448-1294

Education
  • PhD in Political Science at Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, 2000
  • MA in Political Science at Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, 1995
  • BA in Political Science at Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, 1992
Why I Teach

I set high standards for teaching methods that keep students interested in learning. To achieve my goal, I integrate multiple techniques, including a lively dialogue of current events and ideas, group and individual projects, and the use of concrete examples that are relevant to my students’ studies.

I love my job. I enjoy the opportunity to interact with students and share my passion for my field. It is very rewarding work.

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