Department of Political Science - Fort Hays State University


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Department of Political Science
Fort Hays State University
600 Park Street
Rarick Hall 355
Phone: 785-628-4425
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Larry Gould - Professor of Political Science



Rarick 355
785 628 4425

About Larry

Larry Gould is former Provost (1998-2013), Dean of Arts & Sciences (1991-1998) and founder and former director of the FHSU Docking Institute where he remains a Senior Policy Fellow. He was the 1998 recipient of the FHSU Alumni Association's Pilot Award as the outstanding faculty member of the year. The Hays Chamber of Commerce named him Most Valuable Citizen and inducted him into the Chamber's Hall of Fame in 1996. Previously, he was director of the FHSU Model United Nations Program; Faculty Senate president; executive assistant to the president; and, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. In 2000, he was granted the Pacesetter Award from the National Academic Advising Association. In 2008, he was awarded the William Plater Award by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. One of the few national awards for provosts, the Plater Award recognizes those chief academic officers who have advanced the civic mission of the campus through curricular reform, public advocacy, accountability for institutional citizenship, faculty development and recruitment, and partnerships with community organizations.


Ph.D. Purdue University
M.A. Eastern New Mexico University
B.A. Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts


American Government
Current Political Issues
Intro to International Relations 
Model United Nations


Academic Leadership and Change

Recent Scholarship

Shala Mills, Bryan Bennett, Lawrence Gould, Chris Crawford, “A Model for Integrating Assessment Across an Undergraduate Political Science Major,” Assessment Update, vol. 21, no. 6 (Nov.-Dec. 2009)

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