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Art Vanden Houten

Faculty Profile
Department: Social Sciences
Program: Political Science

Dr. Vanden Houten, Associate Professor of Political Science, earned a Ph.D in political science and a master’s degree in international relations from the University of South Carolina. He teaches classes such as “History of Political Thought” and “International Relations,” as well as taking part in Flagler’s unique Learning Communities.   

This past year, his long and dedicated career at Flagler culminated in his receipt of the 2014 Faculty of the Year award. The award is determined through elections held by the Student Government Association and given to those professors who demonstrate academic excellence and dedication to helping students succeed.  

Long known for his service to the college community, Dr. Vanden Houten serves as the director of the college’s First-Year Experience program. The program seeks to aid the transition of new students into Flagler’s campus community. He also chairs the Flagler College Faculty Senate, a service he has continued since 2007.  

Outside of the classroom, Vanden Houten is widely published in academic journals including The Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, Prism, and The History of Political Thought. He has also 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.

Social sciences professor Art Vanden Houten has been serving Flagler College since 1997 and is known campus-wide as one of Flagler’s most thoughtful and inspiring professors.