David Foster

Dr. David Foster

Professor of Political Science
Andrews Hall
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David Foster, professor of political science and chair of the department of history and political science, joined Ashland University in 1998. He teaches courses in political philosophy and international relations and, in the Masters of American History and Government program, courses on Alexis de Tocqueville, the political thought of Mark Twain and the Federalist Papers. He has published on John Locke, liberal education and Mark Twain. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from McMaster University and a Master of Arts and a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Toronto.


PhD, University of Toronto
MA, University of Toronto
BA, McMaster University

Courses Taught

HIST 112 Western Civilization to 1500
HIST 113 Western Civilization
POLSC 205 Comparative Politics
POLSC 231 International Relations
POLSC 343 Western Political Thought I
AHG 510 Mark Twain
AHG 510 The Federalist
AHG 510 Democracy in America

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