May 11, 2021 12:00 PM
Russell Fox, Professor, Friends University
“Wichita vs. Topeka: When Cities and States Conflict”

Russell Arben Fox, a native of Spokane Valley, WA, has lived in Wichita for 15 years. He received a BA and MA in Political Science and International Studies from Brigham Young University in Provo, UT, in 1993 and 1994, and a PhD in Politics from Catholic University of America in Washington DC in 2001. He taught at Mississippi State University, Arkansas State University, and Western Illinois University, before arriving at Friends University in 2006. He currently serves as Professor of Political Science and directs their History & Politics major, their University Honors Program, and their Model United Nations Program. He has published numerous articles on American history, education, continental political thought, communitarianism, Confucian philosophy, and bicycling, and is currently working on a book on mid-sized cities. He is a long-time blogger, a regular political commentator for KPTS and KAKE, a contributor to the state-wide newspaper service Insight Kansas, a frequent participant in city advisory boards, and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He and his wife Melissa are the parents of four daughters.