American Political Science Association Recognized Kennesaw State University’s Charity Butcher

Charity Butcher, a professor of political science at Kennesaw State University in Georgia has been recognized for her contributions to undergraduate and graduate teaching with the 2021 Distinguished Teaching Award from the American Political Science Association.

APSA’s announcement of the award states that “Charity Butcher is not only an outstanding educator and mentor but also seeks to enable others to excel as educators in political science.”

“I am honored to be recognized by my peers and the American Political Science Association,” Dr. Butcher said. “I have been so fortunate to be able to follow my passion for teaching and to have the opportunity to teach and mentor so many great students at Kennesaw State, including as the faculty advisor for the Model United Nations team. I look forward to continuing to see our students grow, learn and excel.”

Professor Butcher, who joined the faculty at Kennesaw State in 2009, instructs undergraduate courses in international affairs along with teaching in the master’s degree program in international policy management and the Ph.D. program in international conflict management. Her research focuses on human rights, the role of terrorism in civil wars, and the importance of ethnicity and religion in international conflict.

Dr. Butcher is a graduate of Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky. She holds a Ph.D. in political science from Indiana University.

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