Political Science Student Approved​


Preston Eberlyn

Political Science​/Theatre

"Once I realized that I could double major in political science, I was very excited, as politics is another love over mine.  Findlay brings in many professionals who are working in the field and we have awesome professors that earnestly take the time to make sure the content and instruction we get as students is worthwhile.

I chose UF because it was the place that would allow me the most growth as a professional in whatever I chose to do next in life. I love being a part of Oiler Nation because being an Oiler means I have a foundation in merit that others will not."



Adam Brannon 

Political Science

Adam Brannon at work

At 22 years of age – less than a year after graduating from The University of Findlay in 2007 – he became the youngest mayor in Ohio by defeating a two-term incumbent in Bellefontaine. He won by 15 votes. Four years later, Brannon, a Democrat, cruised to re-election with 63 percent of the vote in a city where Republicans outnumber Democrats three-to-one.

"Political science has nothing to do with politics,” he said. “In local government you get the job done and don’t worry about philosophies. We work closely with the (Republican-controlled) city council. We try to make sure they understand what we are doing because they authorize the expenditure of funds. If we both use common sense we can compromise and get a little bit of what we want and we get along real well for the city.”

"When I was in high school I didn’t know The University of Findlay existed until I got a brochure in the mail,” he said. “I went up there and was blown away. The Admissions people were great. They knew my name and made me feel welcomed. I hadn’t gotten that from other universities. I liked the atmosphere and decided to come here. When I got here as a student, the people and professors really helped to pull more out of me and knew what buttons to push to encourage me to get more work done.   “If it wasn’t for the professors I had and the people I knew I wouldn’t have the life I have today, professionally or personally.”