Missouri State University

Department of Political Science
Faculty and Staff

George E. Connor


  • Ph.D. University of Houston (1989)                                           

Mailing Address:

Department of Political Science
Missouri State University
901 South National Avenue
Springfield, MO 65897


Office Phone: (417) 836-5630
Fax: (417) 836-6655
E-mail: georgeconnor@missouristate.edu

Office Location:

Strong Hall 307

Research Interests:

Professor Connor's eclectic research interests include American Political Thought (very broadly defined!) and the Congress. He has published articles in the Social Science Journal, PS: Political Science and Politics, Journal of Public Affairs, Utopian Studies, Extrapolation, and Biblical Theology Bulletin, as well as book chapters in Congress Reconsidered, Congress: A Century of Change (both with Vanderbilt's Bruce Oppenheimer), Social Work Practice with Children and Families (with Greg Skibinski), and Reinventing Missouri Government.  He has written some Missouri entries for the Encyclopedia of Congress.  He has recently published a co-edited volume with Chris Hammons entitled The Constitutionalism of American States with Chris Hammons.  Information about the little project can be found at



Teaching Responsibilities:

PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship Section

PLS 103 Missouri Government

PLS 169 Introduction to Political Science 169syl.htm

PLS 414 The Legislative Process

PLS 419 Judicial Process 419syl.htm



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