Thomas Ringenberg

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Visiting Instructor
Political Science

Academic Interests

  • U.S. politics

  • Public policy

  • U.S. Congress

  • Immigration policy

  • Abortion policy

Top Scholarly Accomplishments

Best paper in Latinola politics, Western Political Science Association Conference

Previous Experience

Instructor, University of Kansas and Metropolitan Community College, KC


Springfield, MO


  • Canoeing
  • Watching sports
  • Vinyl collecting/listening
  • Travel
  • Reading magazines on science, tech and culinary arts

Future Goals and Aspirations

  • Defend dissertation in the next 9 months
  • Tenure-Track position for 2015–16
  • Visit every U.S. National Park

Life Outside the University

  • Soccer fan
  • Jazz fan
  • Travel


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