Faculty & Staff

Robert K Postic, Ph.D.
Robert K Postic, Ph.D.
Professor of Political Science and Chair of the Department of Behavioral Sciences
Year started at UF: 2008
Contact Information
Office Location: Criminal Justice and Forensic Science Faculty Office Room D
Telephone: 419-434-5474
Credentials
B.A., Calvin College
M.A., Fuller Theological Seminary
Ph.D., Wayne State University
  • ​Academic Credentials:

    Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science, Wayne State University
    Master of Arts in Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary
    Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Calvin College

    Dr. Postic is an Associate Professor of Political Science and has been with the University of Findlay since 2008. He also serves as the current Chairperson for the Behavioral Sciences Department. His research interests include political tolerance as well as religion and politics.
  • Service Experience/Activities                       
    •   Department of Behavioral Sciences; Chairperson, 2012 to present.
    •   Committee on Committees, Chairperson, 2014 to present.
    •   College Credit Plus Liaison for Political Science, 2012 to Present

    Memberships in Professional Organizations       
    •    American Political Science Association
    •    Midwest Political Science Association
  • Postic, Robert, and Elizabeth Prough. 2019. "Constucting and Administering an Original Survey to Measure Support for Gay Marriage." SAGE Research Methods Cases Part 2. http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781526486981

    Postic, Robert. 2016. "Midterm Blues." In Why Don't Americans Vote? Causes and Consequences, edited by Bridgett King. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.

    Postic, Robert, and Elizabeth Prough. 2014. “That’s So Gay: Gay as a Slur Among College Students.” Sage Open. DOI: 10.1177/2158244014556996 URL: http://tinyurl.com/mhcnlv8

    Postic, Robert, Ray McCandless, and Beth Stewart. 2014. “An Integrated Approach to Research Methods and Capstone.” Journal of Faculty Development 28 (May): 69-74.

    Postic, Robert. 2012. “Developing an MPA Core Curriculum: The Importance of NASPAA Standards and Benchmarking.” Journal of Education and Human Development 1 (December) 13-21.  

    Postic, Robert. 2012. Book review of Evolution, Creationism, and the Battle to Control America’s Classrooms by Michael Berkman and Eric Plutzer. Politics and Religion 5 (April): 197-199.

    Postic, Robert. 2011. “Trusting and Tolerating: Finding Ways to Tolerate Each Other.” International Journal of Humanities and Social Science 1 (December): 79-93.
  • Conference Presentations                   

    Recent International or National Presentations: 
    Prough, Elizabeth, and Robert Postic. 2018. "A Triangular Connection: Religion, Tolerance and Immigration." Presentation at Fifteenth Annual Conference in Citizenship Studies: Religion and Citizenship, April 12-14, Detroit, Michigan.​

    Postic, Robert., and Elizabeth Prough. 2017. "The Ins and Outs: Perception of Immigrants and Its Positive Effects on Tolerance Toward Muslims." Paper prepared for presentation at the Midwest Political Science Association's annual conference, Chicago, Ill., April 6-9.

    Postic, Robert., and Elizabeth Prough. 2015. "Words Hurt: College Women's View Toward a Common Slur." Paper prepared for presentation at the Midwest Political Science Association's annual conference, Chicago, Ill., April 16-19.

    Postic, Robert, and Elizabeth Prough. 2013. That’s Gay: Do People Realize What They Say?” Paper prepared for presentation at the Midwest Political Science Association's annual conference, Chicago, Ill., April 11-14.

    Postic, Robert, and Elizabeth Prough. 2012. “To Know You is to Support You: Interpersonal Knowledge and Support for Gay Marriage.” Paper prepared for presentation at the Midwest Political Science Association's annual conference, Chicago, Ill., April 12-15.

    Postic, Robert, Raymond McCandless, and Beth Stewart. 2012. “And the Two Shall Be One: Integrating the Research Methods Course with the Capstone Course.” Paper prepared for presentation at the Midwest Political Science Association's annual conference, Chicago, Ill., April 12-15.

    Postic, Robert. 2010. “Trusting and Tolerating: Finding Ways to Tolerate Each Other.” Paper prepared for presentation at the Midwest Political Science Association's annual conference, Chicago, Ill., April 22-25.

    Prough, Elizabeth A., and Robert Postic. 2008. “Today’s Dick and Jane: A Look Into the Levels of Political Tolerance of Adolescents in Public and Religious High School Environments.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, April 3-6, Chicago, Illinois.

    Recent Regional or State Presentations: 
    Laverick, Vince, Cheri Hampton-Farmer, and Robert Postic. 2017. “Supporting Student Satisfaction: An Audio Method to Address the Trauma of Feedback." Presentation at Ohio Confederation of Teacher Education Opportunities (OCTEO) Conference, Dublin, October.​

    Hampton-Farmer, Cheri, Vince Laverick, and Robert Postic. 2017. "The Impact of Audio Feedback on Student Perceptions and Satisfaction." Presentation at the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Conference, Tiffin University, May 15-16.

    Postic, Robert and Elizabeth Prough. 2013. “Switched at Contact: An Initial Examiniation of Opinion Switchers on Gay Marriage. Paper prepared for presentation at the annual meeting of the Michigan Conference of Political Science Association, October 17-18.

    Postic, Robert and Raymond McCandless. 2011. “Seeing the Beginning from the End: Curriculum Reform with a Purpose.” Paper prepared for presentation at the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Conference, Eastern Michigan University, May 16-17.

    Postic, Robert. 2010. “The Continued Influence of Conservative Christians Within the Republican Party: The Possible Effects of Age within Evangelicalism.” Paper prepared for presentation at the Southern Political Science Association's annual conference, Atlanta, Georgia, January 7-9.