William T. Horner William T. Horner

Office: 210 Professional Bldg.
Phone: 573-882-6510
Email: HornerWT@missouri.edu
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William T. Horner (Associate 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.

Research Statement

William T. Horner received his Bachelor of Science undergraduate degree from Northwestern University in 1990, where he majored in Radio, Television and Film. He received a Master’s degree in Political Science from Arizona State University in 1994. He received his doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin in 1999. He has taught at the University of Missouri since January 2001. In 2008 and 2009, Horner was the recipient of the University of Missouri College of Arts and Science Purple Chalk Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. In 2010 he was the recipient of the University of Missouri Chancellor’s Excellence Award for Lifetime Achievement in Advising for his work with Pi Sigma Alpha, the political science department’s honors organization.

Courses Taught

  • American Government (Undergraduate)
  • State and Local Government (Undergraduate)
  • Interest Groups (Undergraduate)
  • Politics and the Media (Undergraduate)

Recent Representative Publications

Ohio's Kingmaker: Mark Hanna, Man and Myth. 2010. Ohio University Press.

Showdown in the Show Me State. 2005. University of Missouri Press.


Winner of a 2013 William T. Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence

Professor Bill Horner was a recipient for the 2013 Writing Intensive Excellence Award. The WI Excellence in Teaching Award recognizes outstanding WI teaching that helps achieve the mission of Writing to Learn and Learning to Write within the disciplines.

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