History and Government Faculty Presentations



Presentations from 2023

Front Line Labors and Home Front Politics: The Civil War Experiences of Junior and Field Officers' Wives, Stanley Schwartz

Presentations from 2022


Legitimately Concerned: Framing of First Amendment Issues in U.S. Supreme Court Majority Opinions, Deborah M. Groen

Forging a Civil War Officer Corps: US Volunteer and Regular Junior Officers' Interactions, 1861 to 1863, Stanley Schwartz

Personalities, Skills, and Politics: Federal Regular and Volunteer Officers' Interactions During the Civil War, Stanley Schwartz

Presentations from 2021

Out of Order? Change and Continuity in the U.S. Supreme Court Nomination and Confirmation Process, Deborah M. Groen


Survival of the Fittest? A Consideration of Variation in First Amendment Frame Landscapes, Deborah M. Groen

From Battlefields to Memories: Toward a Civil War Era in the United States’ Foreign Relations, Stanley Schwartz

Resisting Military Revolution: Veterans, the United States Army, and the Gilded Age Battle Over Civil War Memory, Stanley Schwartz

Presentations from 2020

A Patchwork of Settlements: Mapping Pennsylvania Settler Colonialism, Stanley Schwartz

Presentations from 2018

Police and Community Relations for Christians, Patrick Oliver

Presentations from 2017

Explaining Why Secession is Difficult in Well-established Democracies: Theoretical Lessons, Glen M.E. Duerr

President Trump Needs a Foreign BFF, Glen M.E. Duerr

Secessionism and NATO: The Theoretical and Practical Implications of Independence Movements in the North Atlantic, Glen M.E. Duerr

The Development of Firearms and Their Battlefield Applications, Justin D. Lyons

Winston S. Churchill and the Pillars of Civilization, Justin D. Lyons

Winston S. Churchill on Technology and the Causes of War, Justin D. Lyons

Winston S. Churchill, the Great War, and Its Aftermath, Justin D. Lyons

George Washington: Man of Principle and Integrity, Kevin F. Sims

Presentations from 2016

Exceptionalism versus Globalization, Glen M.E. Duerr

Its Not Easy Being Green: Party Competition in Denmark and How it Shapes the Salience of Environmental Issues, Glen M.E. Duerr


Second-Tier Secessionism in Europe: How Has Support for Independence in Wales, Wallonia, and Galicia Changed with Increasing Claims in Scotland, Flanders, and Catalonia?, Glen M.E. Duerr

C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves, Justin D. Lyons


Hiring for the 21st Century Law Enforcement Officer: Challenges, Opportunities, and Strategies for Success, Patrick Oliver

U.S. Department of Justice Community Oriented Policing Service Office and Police Executive Research Forum Focus Group, Patrick Oliver

The 2016 Presidential Election, David L. Rich

God and Politics: In Whom Do I Trust?, Kevin F. Sims

The Protestant Roots of the Secularization of Knowledge in American Higher Education, Richard P. Tison

Protecting and Preserving Our Principles: The Supreme Court and Your School, Robert Vaughn

Presentations from 2015

Revolution and the Political Transformation of Isaac Backus, Robert J. Clark

Citizenship, Migration, and State Policies in Western Europe, Glen M.E. Duerr

Secessionism and the Arctic: Subnational Disputes Affecting Arctic Sovereignty Claims, Glen M.E. Duerr

Secessionist Aspirations at the Ballot Box: Unofficial Independence Referendums in Veneto and Catalonia, Glen M.E. Duerr

Chastity and Civil Freedom: Women's Political Wit in Rousseau's Letters to Geneva, Emily K. Ferkaluk

Motherhood in “Utopia”: The Drama Between Nature and Convention, Emily K. Ferkaluk

Alexander the Great and Hernán Cortés: Ambiguous Legacies of Leadership, Justin D. Lyons

Recruitment, Selection, and Retention of Law Enforcement Officers, Patrick Oliver

Recruitment, Selection, and Retention of Law Enforcement Officers, Patrick Oliver

Gun Control in the United States, David L. Rich

The Ohio Heartbeat Bill, David L. Rich

Training Initiative at Cedarville University, David L. Rich

The State and Local Governments' War on Heroin, David L. Rich and Mike DeWine

History and Leadership, Kevin F. Sims

Legal Issues Facing Private, Religious Educational Institutions, Robert Vaughn

Presentations from 2014

Civic Integration or Ethnic Segregation? Models of Ethnic and Civic Nationalism in Club and International Football/Soccer, Glen M.E. Duerr

Alexis de Tocqueville's Defense Against Political Religion, Emily K. Ferkaluk


Examining Faculty Attitudes and Perceptions of Diversification Efforts at a Christian University, Christine K. Fulmer, Mark Caleb Smith, J. Michael Lopez, and Melanie Otis

Deserve Victory! The Statesmanship of Winston S. Churchill, Justin D. Lyons

Winston S. Churchill and the Pillars of Civilization, Justin D. Lyons

Distinctiveness, Thomas S. Mach

Do Roots Matter? Change at Three Religion-Born-Schools—Cedarville, Malone, and Oberlin—from the 19th to 21st Centuries, Thomas S. Mach

Roundtable: Revisiting the Historiography of Christian Higher Education: Case Studies, Thomas S. Mach

The History of Cedarville University: A Study in Continuity, Thomas S. Mach

Excellence in Management, Patrick Oliver

Recruitment, Selection, and Retention of Law Enforcement Officers, Patrick Oliver

Conference Presentation, David L. Rich

Freedom and the Law, David L. Rich, John E. Hart, Robert Vaughn, and J. J. Ventrella


Bereans at the Gate: Q & A, Mark Caleb Smith

Religious Freedom and the Constitution, Mark Caleb Smith

The Mid-Term Elections, Mark Caleb Smith

Political Science Workshop, Mark Caleb Smith, Jennifer Marshall, and Thomas Farr

Presentations from 2013

Evangelical Assessments of John Brown and the Raid on Harpers Ferry, Robert J. Clark

Analyzing the Arab Spring: Opportunities and Challenges for Regional Cooperation, Glen M.E. Duerr


Compounding the Policy Platform of Independence: Nationalist Party “Diffusion” in Quebec and Flanders, Glen M.E. Duerr

Domestic Ethnic Nationalism and Regional European Transnationalism: A Confluence of Impediments Opposing Turkey's EU Accession Bid, Glen M.E. Duerr


Domestic Ethnic Nationalism and Regional European Transnationalism: A Confluence of Impediments Opposing Turkey’s EU Accession Bid, Glen M.E. Duerr

Human Law and the Old Law in St. Thomas Aquinas' Treatise on Law, Emily K. Ferkaluk

Rousseau on History, Natural Virtue, and the Unity of Man and Citizen, Emily K. Ferkaluk

The History of Cedarville University: A Study in Continuity, Thomas S. Mach

Obama vs. Romney: A Rumble in the Recital Hall, Jewerl Maxwell and A. Strickland

Conference Presentation, David L. Rich

Police Administration from the Eyes of a City Manager, David L. Rich

Does Choosing a Christian College Mean Settling for a Second Rate Academic Experience?, Kevin F. Sims, Kyle T. Mack, Aleda M.H. Chen, and S. Wynn

Faith & Politics, Mark Caleb Smith

Keeping Our Contract with the Past One Family at a Time: Homeschooling, Civic Education, and Religion in America, Mark Caleb Smith


Politics as Witness, Mark Caleb Smith

Understanding Your Political Context, Mark Caleb Smith

What We Don’t Know is Killing Us, Mark Caleb Smith

Presentations from 2012

Friedrich Hayek and the Christian Worldview on Human Nature, Marc A. Clauson

Secession in Europe: Another Challenge for the EU, Glen M.E. Duerr

Governance, Frank L. Jenista

Of Kings and Captains: The Challenges of Comparative Historical Biography, Justin D. Lyons

A Heartbeat Away: The Strategic Importance of Paul Ryan & Joe Biden in the 2012 Election, Jewerl Maxwell and A. Travis

Change Management, Patrick Oliver

Entry Level Assessment Center: Predictions for Success as Law Enforcement Officers: A Pilot Study, Patrick Oliver and Michael W. Firmin

Conference Presentation, David L. Rich

The Role of a Local Church at Election Time, David L. Rich

Don’t Be a Zombie, Mark Caleb Smith

Faith & Politics, Mark Caleb Smith

Integrating Faith & Scripture, Mark Caleb Smith

Serpents & Doves: Faith & Politics, Mark Caleb Smith

Social Justice & Scripture, Mark Caleb Smith

Super Tuesday, Mark Caleb Smith

We Still Hold These Truths, Mark Caleb Smith and E. G. Tomlinson

Presentations from 2011

Belgium: One Year Without a Government, Glen M.E. Duerr


Quebec's New Push for Sovereignty: Increasing Civic Nationalism and New Parti Quebecois Strategies for the Next Provincial Election, Glen M.E. Duerr

The Battle for Belgium's Future: Lessons from Czechoslovakia and the Soviet Union, Glen M.E. Duerr

The Business of the English Premier League, Glen M.E. Duerr

The End of Belgium and Canada? Examining Current Nationalist Sentiments in Flanders and Quebec, Glen M.E. Duerr

The Great Race to Independence: Stronger Secessionist Agitation in Quebec, Scotland, Flanders, and Catlonia, Glen M.E. Duerr

Theory of Political Fiction: Genre and Criticism, Emily K. Ferkaluk