Stephen T. Mergner, PhD

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Curriculum Vitae

Education: MA and PhD from the University of Cincinnati, 2006.

Stephen T. Mergner joined the faculty of Georgetown College in the fall of 2007. Dr. Mergner’s major fields of study are American politics, political theory and constitutionalism. He is particularly interested in the intellectual origins of liberal democracy, American political thought and governance. His dissertation is entitled, “The Implementation of the Conciliated Model of Municipal Governance in Cincinnati, Ohio. Testing the Effectiveness of ‘Hybrid Mayor’ Charter Reforms.” Dr. Mergner’s research currently focuses upon sovereign debt and its use in local public services.

Courses Taught:

  • American Government
  •  State and Local Government
  • Urban Government
  • U.S. Congress
  • American Presidency
  • Political Parties and Elections
  • Social Policy
  •  Issues in American Politics
  • American Constitutional Law, Civil Liberties
  • Democratic Theory
  • Political Theory of the Nation State
  • Public Administration
  • American Political Thought
  •  Ancient and Medieval Political Theory
  •  Modern Political Theory
  •  Senior Seminar
  •  Introduction to Sociology


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