Faculty & Staff

Randy Hagerty is the Chair of the Political Science Department and has been at Truman since 1990. He holds a bachelor's and master's degree from Texas Tech University, and his doctorate from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. His teaching interests include public policy and American government, with a focus on interest group politics and environmental politics and policies. He is a member of Pi Sigma Alpha and the Western Political Science Association. He is a recipient of  The Order of Omega's Golden Apple Award, Truman State's Educator of the Year Award and the Governor's Award for Excellence in Teaching. In 2010 he was inducted into the Omicron Delta Kappa Truman Faculty Hall of Fame.