research: Dr. Rupp began teaching at Wesleyan in 1989. He earned a Bachelor of Arts from Ohio Wesleyan University, and a Master of Science and Ph.D. from Syracuse University. He serves on the faculty in both History and Political Science. He is the author of several publications, and has just completed a manuscript on The Primary that made a President: Kennedy and the 1960 Battleground in West Virginia, a book published by West Virginia University Press. Dr. Rupp has served as scriptwriter and narrator on documentary films, and has presented lectures at conferences and meetings throughout the state and across the country. He is the recipient of several grants from the West Virginia Humanities Council and the U.S. Department of Education, including several to assist in the professional development of public school history teachers in West Virginia. He serves as political analyst for West Virginia Public Radio and has served as the Chair of the Upshur County Board of Education and the West Virginia State Election Commission.
instructs: Introduction to Criminal Justice, Introduction to Policing, Correctional Institutions, Drugs and Society, Juvenile Delinquency, and other criminal justice courses
research: Professor Zimmerman began teaching at West Virginia Wesleyan College in 2017. He is currently completing his dissertation research on prohibitive factors of drug court success in rural environments with Walden University. His research interests include: correctional leadership, special populations in corrections, correctional treatment effectiveness, and sentencing reform.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
Ph.D. (ABD) Criminal Justice Walden University
M.S. and B.S. Criminal Justice Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
Mr. Coty Martin
research:Professor Martin began a one-year visiting position at Wesleyan in 2017. His research interests include terrorism and state capacity in the developing world, contentious politics, and gender and political violence.
Visiting Assistant Professor
Ph.D (2018 Expected) and M.A. Political Science, West Virginia University
M.A. Political Science, East Carolina University
B.A. International Studies, The Ohio State University
instructs: Research Methods in Social Science; Senior Seminar in Political Science; Race and Public Policy; Terrorism; Human Rights; Political Theory