Emeritus Faculty of Political Science
Ph.D. University of Georgia
M.A. University of Georgia
B.A. Youngstown State University
Dr. Lasher joined the faculty in 1993, served as Chair of the Department of Political Science and Geography from 2004 to 2010, and held the Neal D. Thigpen Chair of Public Affairs. He participated in the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) in 1990-91 and was based in Urawa, Japan. Dr. Lasher taught a variety of courses including U.S. Government, U.S. Foreign Policy, Soviet and Russian Politics, Asian Politics, and Politics and Film. His research interests focused upon the issue of U.S. Grand Strategy. Dr. Lasher is an avid fan of the Cleveland Browns, Cleveland Cavaliers and Cleveland Indians.