Dr. Kevin J. Lasher

Dr. Kevin J. Lasher

Professor of Political Science
Neal D. Thigpen Professor of Public Affairs

Office: FH 138
Phone: 843-661-1618
klasher@fmarion.edu

Education

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 currently holds 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 teaches 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 focus on the issue of U.S. Grand Strategy. Dr. Lasher is an avid fan of the Cleveland Browns, Cleveland Cavaliers and Cleveland Indians.

Affordability

FMU has the lowest cost of attendance of any college in South Carolina, based on rankings from CollegeFactual.com.

Meaningful Academics

The liberal arts remain the foundation of a great education for all FMU students, but we’ve developed an array of professional programs to meet the 21st century needs of both our students and our community.

The Right Size

The University keeps class sizes small because that’s the environment that best facilitates learning. A 15:1 student-professor ratio, and a student enrollment of 4,000 provides the perfect balance to enhance learning and still promote a diverse selection of programs.

Aesthetics

Students can walk our lovely, tree-lined campus in about 30-45 minutes, but most take longer because in a place this beautiful, you want to stop and enjoy nature’s beauty.

UNIVERSITY HONORS

Francis Marion University has been recognized for five straight years as a “Great College to Work For” Honor Roll university by the Chronicle for Higher Ed. More at http://www.chronicle.com/interactives/greatcolleges16

FMU is consistently ranked among the Best Regional Universities by U.S. News and World Report.
Francis Marion University is in ETC’s top 10 percent of universities that have the most impact on a graduate’s long-term career earnings. More at www.educatetocareer.com.

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Street Address:
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