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Chris McHorney, Ph.D.

Professor of Political Science
Department Chair, History and Government

Office Phone: (951) 343-4757
Office Location: The Point 111
Office Hours: Monday - Friday: 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. or by appointment

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Political Science University of California at Riverside 1997
M.S. International Studies Troy State University at Dothan 1990
B.A. Political Science University of California at Los Angeles 1984
  • Courses Taught

    Introduction to International Politics
    Introduction to Comparative Politics
    Political Parties and Interest Groups
    International Relations Theory
    Political Economy
    World Geography
    International Conflict
    International Organizations
    Policy Process and Analysis
    Research Methods in Political Science
    Senior Project
    Methods of Research for Criminal Justice

  • Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

    Political Corruption
    Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction
    Social Capital

  • Teaching Experience at Institutions Other than CBU

    Associate Professor of Political Science at Southwest Minnesota State University from 2001 to 2006
    Assistant Professor of Political Science at Southwest Minnesota State University from 1997 to 2001

  • Research, Presentations, & Publications

    Brian Bates and Chris McHorney. Developing a Theoretical Model of Counterproliferation for the 21st Century New York: Edwin Mellen Press, 2000.

    Chris McHorney. "India and Pakistan: Newest Members of the Nuclear Club." Contemporary Cases in U.S. Foreign Policy: From Terrorism to Trade" Ed. Ralph G. Carter. Washington, DC: Congressional Quarterly Press, 2001.

    John Shoup and Chris McHorney. “Decision Making: Becoming an Expert of the Process” in Organizational Leadership: Foundations and Practices for Christians. Ed. Jack Burns, John R. Shoup, and Donald C. Simmons Jr. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2014.

    Academic Presentations:
    "Checkmate: Counterproliferation in the 21st Century," Western Political Science Association meeting, 2000

    "Use of Popular Media in Teaching Politics," Great Plains Political Science Association meeting, 2002

    "Foreign Policy After 9/11," Great Plains Political Science Association meeting, 2003

    "The Passage of Time and Popular Support for Communist-Successor Parties," European Studies Conference, 2003

    "Nonproliferation and Counterproliferation in the Third World" Third World Studies Conference, 2003

    "To Bribe or not to Bribe: Searching for Explanations for Political Corruption," Western Political Science Association meeting, 2004

    "Moving Beyond the Counterproliferation Initiative and Preventive Wars: A Nonproliferation and Counterproliferation Policy for the 21st Century," Great Plains Political Science Association meeting, 2004

    "Political Corruption and the Democratization of Russia," International Studies Association Conference, 2006

    "Religions, Denominations, and Social Capital," Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Social Science Association, 2019

  • Church Membership & Activities

    Centerpoint Church
    CPGO Board Member
    Short-term and Missions Project Coordinator

  • Community Service & Involvement

    International Service Projects: 2008, 2010 to 2017, and 2019

  • Interests & Hobbies

    Family: Cindy (wife), Cameron (22) and Conor (20)
    Interests: Spending time with family and friends, politics, and sports (basketball)

  • Personal Philosophy

    “However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me – the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.” (Acts 20:24)