Office:  SCI 101G

(Phone) 580.774.3754

Dr. Ted H. Brown

Assistant Professor
Department of Social Sciences

Dr. Ted H. Brown

Why Political Science:

“As an undergraduate, I double-majored in communication and political science. This decision was the culmination of my desire to write about larger issues and how they affect others. Political science was the obvious choice of subject matter because all of our lives are political. More specifically, my research and teaching interests focus on the larger questions of ‘How should government operate?’ and ‘What are the obligations of a citizen to their community and their government?’ Becoming a political scientist allowed me the appropriate venue for asking my students to consider these same questions.”

On Teaching:

“Teaching for me has always been a conversation between myself and my students. The first day of class, I have to lead and direct the conversation but as my students grow more confident, they begin to add more and more to this dialogue. The beautiful part about this experience is that the conversation doesn’t end with the one class. This is a conversation that carries on across the courses and by the time graduation comes around it’s like speaking with old friends.”

Quasi-Favorite Quote:

“I’m not going to bed after all. Somebody around here hath murdered sleep. Good for him.” – J.D. Salinger

Schools Attended

  • B.A., Cameron University
  • M.P.A., University of Oklahoma
  • Ph.D., Texas A&M University
  • Joined SWOSU Faculty: 2013

Office Hours

Monday and Wednesday - 12:-2:00 pm, 3:15-4:00 pm

Tuesday and Thursday - 3:15-4:00 pm

Friday - Appointment

Teaching Interests

  • Modern Political Thought
  • American Political Thought
  • Politics, Film, and Literature
  • Political Rhetoric
  • International Relations

Courses Taught

Course No. Course Title
  • POLS 3373
  • POLS 2303 
  • POLS 3323
  • SOCS 3863
  • POLS 3163
  • POLS 3353 
  • POLS 4013
  • POLS 1103 
  • Model UN II
  • Comparative Politics
  • Legislative – Executive Relations
  • Fundamentals of Research 
  • Principles of International Relations
  • Model UN I
  • American Political Thought
  • American Government and Politics 



“Service Guarantees Citizenship: Starship Troopers and Democracy,” with Christie L. Maloyed, in Poli Sci Fi, ed. Michael A. Allen and Justin S. Vaughn, (New York, NY: Routlege, 2016): 37 – 49.

“Ender’s Dilemma: Realism, Neo-liberalism, and the Politics of Power,” with Christie L. Maloyed, in Ender’s Game and Philosophy, ed. Kevin Decker, (Wiley Blackwell, 2013): 202-211.

Assistant Professor of Political Science

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