Mark Schaefer

Associate Professor
Ph.D.-Political Science, West Virginia University (2005); MA-Political Science, West Virginia University (2003); BA-Political Science, West Virginia University (1999)
Year Appointed
Fall 2016
  • American National Government
  • Issues in International Politics
  • American Foreign Policy
  • Middle East Politics
  • Scope of Political Science
Spring 2017
  • American National Government
  • Issues in International Politics
  • Legislative Process
  • Political Systems of Developing Nations
  • Research Methods


Dr. Mark Schaefer teaches courses in American politics, International Relations and research methods. He also serves as the College’s Pre-Law Advisor and as one of the sponsors of the Marietta College Model United Nations Team.

His most recent publication is a book entitled: The Formation of the BRICS and its Implication for the United States: Emerging Together (2014). The work was co-authored with Dr. John G. Poffenbarger of Wheeling Jesuit University. His current research centers on the impacts of American domestic political change on the allies of the United States.