Mississippi Valley State University

July 26, 2016


Picture of Professor of Political Science Larry  Chappell
Professor of Political Science Larry Chappell
W.A. Butts Social Science Building Office A
Larry W. Chappell is Coordinator of the Political Science Program at Mississippi Valley State University. He took his Ph.D. in political science from Louisiana State University in 1982. Dr. Chappell teaches courses in political philosophy, public law and other areas. Dr. Chappell has received numerous honors. He was selected by the Mississippi Humanities Council as its Public Humanities Scholar of the Year, awarded on February 19, 1999. He received the President’s Award for Teaching and Scholarship, Mississippi Valley State University, 2005-2006. He served as Associate Editor for the Southeastern Political Review from 1996-2001. He was chair of the Civic Education and Engagement Committee of the American Political Science Association 2007-2009. He served as President of the Mississippi Political Science Association, 2007-2008. He has received numerous grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Dr. Chappell’s primary research interests concern liberal citizenship in the United States under conditions of diversity. He is author of a book -- George F. Will (New York: Twayne Series on American Authors, 1997). Along with his coauthor, Bernard L. Bray of Talladega College, he wrote “Civic Theater for Civic Education” which was published in the Journal for Political Science Education in 2005. A longer version of that essay won the 2004 Franklin L. Burdette Pi Sigma Alpha Award for best paper at the 2003 meeting of the American Political Science Association. The two authors are completing a book entitled Practicing, Transforming, Teaching and Resisting Liberal Citizenship in the United States. Dr. Chappell has published a number of other articles and book reviews in a wide range of journals. He is a regular participant at national, regional and state conferences. Dr. Chappell serves as University Pre-Law Advisor and coaches the award winning University Mock Trial Team.
B.A., University of Alabama; M.A., University of Alabama; Ph.D., Louisiana State University.(1987)