Max Wise

Professor Max Wise is the lead professor for the Homeland Security minor. Before teaching at Campbellsville University, Professor Wise was employed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) where he worked in the intelligence and counterterrorism arena. Professor Wise worked at FBI Headquarters, FBI Lexington (KY) Joint Terrorism Task Force, FBI Louisville Field Intelligence Group, and was the FBI’s representative at the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security’s Intelligence Fusion Center. His expertise is in Al-Qaeda and domestic extremists.

Dr. Shawn H. Williams

Dr. Shawn Williams, assistant professor of political science.

Dr. Williams received his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Dallas in 2010.  His doctoral dissertation examined the weakness of using rational choice approaches to collective decision making in American and eastern European political parties, as well as in decision making on the U.S. Supreme Court.  His current research focuses on understanding how institutional arrangements impact political decision making. Additionally, Dr. Williams is working on a number of projects designed to improve the effectiveness of textbooks in the classroom and the development of electronic alternatives to the standard, introductory text.

Prior to joining the faculty at Campbellsville University, Dr. Williams served on the editorial staff for The American Journal of Political Science.  He is taught courses at a several institutions in Texas, using both traditional and online formats.