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Meet our Faculty

Dr. Hilary Anne Frost-KumpfDr. Hilary Anne Frost-Kumpf
Associate Professor of Global Studies

Dr. Frost-Kumpf holds a Ph.D. in cultural geography from Pennsylvania State University; an M.A. in international studies from the University of Iowa; an M.P.A. with specialization in arts administration from Ohio State University; and a B.A. in history from Michigan State University.

From 1978 to 1992 she worked in the field of arts management doing fund raising, marketing and strategic management with a variety of multi-disciplinary arts organizations. For the last 16 years she has been working in academia, teaching cultural geography, international studies, non-profit management and arts administration. Her research interests are as eclectic as her degrees: geography, geology, international studies, the role of the arts in community development, and Africa.


Dr. Steve SchwarkDr. Steve Schwark
Professor of Global Studies

Steve Schwark’s research and writing have focussed on international relations and American foreign policy, with a particular interest in the presidential foreign policies of John Kennedy and Jimmy Carter. A former scholar of US-Soviet relations during the Cold War, he now concentrates primarily on American foreign policy in the Middle East. His research on Carter has attempted to explore the impact of Carter’s religious views on his diplomacy in that region; the initial work looked at Carter’s peacemaking efforts leading to the Camp David Accords between Egypt and Israel. Planned research includes an examination of Carter’s policies towards the Shah of Iran and the Iranian Revolution.

Schwark teaches courses that range from Introduction to International Relations, American Foreign Policy, War & Peace, Russian Politics, and International Politics of the Middle East.