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Mary Prentice, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Government

Green Hall 1600H

Office hours by appointment


  • Ph.D. in Political Science, University of Florida
  • M.A. in Political Science, University of Florida
  • M.S. in Library Science, Clarion University of Pennsylvania
  • B.A. in Political Science, Furman University


Dr. Prentice has worked in diplomacy and foreign policy in the Fulbright Scholar office in DC as well as in the US Embassy in Ghana, West Africa in the political and economic sections as well as military/defense relations. She has worked for the Ford Foundation relating to higher education and culture grants in Zimbabwe. In addition, she has worked in emergency management for Leon County, FL. Dr. Prentice has taught extensively at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in international relations.


Areas of Specialization

  • American Foreign Policy
  • Political Geography
  • International Relations
  • Comparative Governments and Comparative Public Policy
  • National Security Law
  • Religion and Politics
  • Just War and Christian Political Thought
  • Modern Political and Economic Thought
  • East Asian Politics
  • Middle Eastern and African Politics


Research Interests

  • Faith and American foreign policy
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