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Dr. Molly Clever

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. and M.A. University of Maryland
B. A. Sociology University of Pittsburgh
instructs: Introduction to Sociology; Social Stratification; Sex and Gender; Introduction to Social Justice; Community Based Social Justice; and Utopias

phone: 8093

research: Dr. Clever began teaching at Wesleyan in 2014. She has published articles on the transformation of the global political system after the Cold War, as well as articles on military families and children. Her research interests include warfare, the military, and the political transformations of states.

Dr. Robert Rupp

Ph.D. and M.S. Syracuse University
B. A. Ohio Wesleyan University

instructs: American National Government, American Foreign Policy, Politics & Film, West Virginia Politics, Parties and Elections, The American Presidency


phone: 8561

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.

Travis Zimmerman

Visiting Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
Ph.D. (ABD) Criminal Justice Walden University
M.S. and B.S. Criminal Justice Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
instructs: Introduction to Criminal Justice, Introduction to Policing, Correctional Institutions, Drugs and Society, Juvenile Delinquency, and other criminal justice courses


phone: 8092
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.

Mr. Coty Martin

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

phone: 8434
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.