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Arthur Vanden Houten: Faculty and Staff

Student Testimonial: Emily Youngman

Whether it is the quality of academic programming, the beauty of our campus and setting, or the unparalleled value we afford students and families, Flagler College has been recognized as among the best in the nation.
Arthur Vanden Houten
Associate Professor; Director, First Year Experience


First Year Advisor
Social Sciences

Research, Professional and Creative Activity:

  • Widely published in academic journals including The Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, Prism, and The History of Political Thought
  • Frequent speaker on politics and international relations
  • Presented extensively at conferences including the “Silberman Seminar for Faculty Teaching About the Holocaust” at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, in Washington DC, and “Prudent Revolutionaries: John Adams and Edmund Burke” at the Northeastern Political Science Association Meeting, in Philadelphia
  • Association for Political Theory
  • International Studies Association
  • American Political Science Association
  • Northeastern Political Science Association

Professional Profile:

Professor Vanden Houten earned his Ph.D. in Political Science and his M.A. in International Relations from the University of South Carolina. He holds a B.A. in Economics from Muhlenberg College. His primary teaching interests include courses in the history of political thought and international relations. He has taught at Flagler College since 1997 and is known for his active service to the College community.

Teaching and Related Service:


Previously taught at:

  • University of South Carolina

Chair, Flagler College Faculty Senate since 2007