William T. Horner William T. Horner

Field: American Politics
Office: 210 Professional Bldg.
Phone: 573-882-6510
Email: HornerWT@missouri.edu
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William T. Horner (Teaching Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies) has been with the department since 2001. He received his PhD in Political Science from the Department of Government at the University of Texas in 1999. He received a Master’s degree in Political Science from Arizona State University in 1994 and a Bachelor of Science degree from Northwestern University in 1990, where he majored in Radio, Television and Film. His research interests include Missouri politics, American politics, the American Presidency, the media's coverage of politics, and the impact of entertainment media on politics.


  • William T. Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence (2013)
  • Writing Intensive Excellence Award (2013)
  • Excellence in Education Award for significant contributions to student learning outside the classroom (2012)
  • University Friars Chapter of Mortar Board National College Senior Honor Society (honorary tap 2011)
  • Chancellor’s Excellence Award for Lifetime Achievement in Advising for work with political science honors organization Pi Sigma Alpha (2010)
  • College of Arts and Science Purple Chalk Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching (2008, 2009)


Lloyd Gaines and the Fight to End Segregation (forthcoming, 2016, with James Endersby).
Ohio's Kingmaker: Mark Hanna, Man and Myth. 2010. Ohio University Press.
Showdown in the Show Me State: The Long Fight over Conceal and Carry in Missouri. 2005. University of Missouri Press.

A book about Saturday Night Live and the Presidential Election of 1976 is currently under review. 


American Government
State and Local Government
Interest Groups
Politics and the Media
The American Presidency
Politics and Hollywood

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