Political Science Faculty

Fac Heather HawnDr. Heather Hawn

Assistant Professor of Political Science and Chair of Political Science
Phone: (828) 689-1335
Email: hhawn@mhu.edu
Campus Box: 6662
Education: B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1992; J.D., Campbell University, 1997; Ph.D., University of South Carolina, 2011

Heather Hawn earned her B.A. in philosophy and communication from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. She earned her J.D. from Campbell University and holds an active license in the state of North Carolina. She practiced law in North Carolina for 10 years and then earned her Ph.D. in comparative politics and international relations at the University of South Carolina. She currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Mars Hill University. Prior to joining Mars Hill, Heather taught many classes at the University of South Carolina, including in the prestigious Honors College program. Her teaching and research interests include International Politics, National Security, US Foreign Policy, Development, Conflict and Cooperation. Heather has published in the Journal of General Education “Veterans and Veteran Families in General Education” (2011) and is currently working on several projects including a book arising from her dissertation “La Ruta Maya: The Effects of Tourism and the State on the Political Behavior Choices of the Maya.”

Dr. Hawn's curriculum vitae

Rose JonathanJonathan Rose

Assistant Professor of Political Science
Phone: (828)689-1338
Email: jrose@mhu.edu
Campus Box: 6662
Education: B.S., East Tennessee State University, 2007; M.P.A., University of Tennessee, 2010; Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Pending

Jonathan Rose earned his B.S. in political science from East Tennessee State University. He earned his MPA from the University of Tennessee and worked in the nonprofit sector in Knoxville, Tennessee for four years. He is currently a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Tennessee specializing in American politics with a concentration in public policy. He currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Mars Hill University. Prior to joining Mars Hill, Jonathan taught courses in American Government at the University of Tennessee and East Tennessee State University. His teaching and research interests include American government, public law, public administration, and public policy.