Dr. Jeffrey Key
Dr. Jeff Key, professor of political science and head of the
HSU Political Science Department, is an expert on the politics of South Asia
and has conducted research in the region for over two decades. His most recent
work focuses on the Maoist movement in Nepal.
Key has lectured at prominent institutions, including
Chatham House in London, and the Woodrow Wilson Center and the Foreign Service
Institute in Washington, DC. He has presented papers at international
conferences from Toronto, Canada, to Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Key has also participated in briefings and policy sessions
on Nepal at the United States Department of State. He has published works in
journals as diverse as Asian Affairs,
German Life, and Practicing Texas Politics.
He came to Hardin-Simmons in 2006 after 16 years on the
faculty of the Department of Government and International Affairs at Sweet
Briar College in Virginia. His wife of 30 years, Kerri, is a special education
teacher at Jim Ned High School in Tuscola. Their son Tom is a graduate of
Lynchburg College in Virginia, and their son John is a student at Texas Tech
- Bachelor of Arts, Government, University of Texas at Austin, 1981
- Master of Arts, Political Science, Baylor University, 1982
- Doctor of Philosophy, Government, University of Texas at Austin, 1990