Mark Schaefer

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 2019
  • American National Government
  • United States Public Policy
  • Scope of Political Science
Spring 2020
  • American National Government
  • Presidential & Executive Leadership
  • Government of Russia & Eastern European


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 titled: 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.