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Political Science Instructor

Erich Frankland
LH 175I
Casper College
125 College Drive
Casper, WY 82601

B.A., Earlham College
M.A., University of Oklahoma
Advanced Graduate Study, University of Oklahoma

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Erich Frankland is currently a member of the Political Science and History faculties at Casper College in Casper, WY.  He also is the Chair of the Political Science Department and Director of the International Studies Program and on various college organizations dealing with international and multicultural groups and activities. He is also an adjunct faculty member with the University of Wyoming.  Frankland is an award winning educator who has been recognized locally, statewide, and nationally for his efforts. He is also active in the community including serving as a political consultant to the media and as Director of the Casper Committee on Foreign Relations.  Frankland's work on nationalism, political violence, environmental politics, security, democratization, and other issues has been widely published in a range of professional texts and journals including European Security, Publius, East European Quarterly, and Small Wars and Insurgencies.  His most recent publication is the 10th edition of Global Studies: Europe  from McGraw-Hill.  His current research focuses upon minority nationalisms in Western Europe and environmental politics in Eastern Europe.  Prior to his position at Casper College, Frankland was an instructor at various colleges and universities, a research analyst on the Oklahoma City bombing, a researcher and editor for writings on politics, and a consultant on security and other political topics.  Frankland completed his graduate work in political science at the University of Oklahoma and his undergraduate work in politics and history at Earlham College (Indiana) and Westminster College (England)

At Casper College, Erich Frankland regularly teaches the following courses: U.S. and Wyoming Government**, Issues in Foreign Relations I and II, Non-Western Political Cultures, Politics of Europe and the European Union, Introduction to International Relations, Current Issues in American Government**, Governments and Politics of Latin America, Introduction to Global Studies, and Introduction to Political Theory.  For these two courses**, he also teaches these as Honor’s sections.  In addition, he teaches a variety of courses as adjunct faculty for the University of Wyoming, especially in the areas of International Relations and Comparative Politics.

Erich Frankland is actively involved in the Casper College community serving as Faculty Adviser for the Campus Democrats, Director of the Multicultural Film Festival, Member of the Faculty Senate, Member of the International Student Advisory Board, Chair of the Mentoring Committee, and in other roles.  In the Casper community, he is the Director of the Casper Committee on Foreign Relations, a political consultant to the media, President of the Natrona County High School Booster Club, volunteer coach for Cross Country and Track with Dean Morgan Junior High School, and in other roles.  He is an avid runner and hiker who is married to Tammy and has two children, Amber and Conor.

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