Senior Lecturer, Department of Political Science
Donald S. Inbody is a Lecturer in the Department of Political Science. He specializes in American civil-military relations and Public Opinion. He teaches American Government and International Relations courses.
After teaching in the Kansas Public Schools for three years and as an Instructor at Kansas Newman College in Wichita, Kansas, for two years, he entered the United States Navy, retiring as a Captain following nearly 29 years of active service. In 1996 and 1997 he was the Captain of the USS Duluth, home ported in San Diego and then Chief Staff Officer of Amphibious Squadron Eleven, based in Sasebo, Japan. In 2001 he was appointed Director of the Joint C4ISR Decision Support Center, an analytic “think tank” in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. While in the Navy he earned a Master’s degree from the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California, in 1985, and a second Master’s degree from the Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island, in 2001. He entered the graduate school at the University of Texas while serving as the Professor of Naval Science and Commanding Officer of the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps Unit at the University. He taught political science for three years at the United States Naval Academy and the Leadership and Ethics course for three years in the Naval Science and Philosophy Departments at the University of Texas. Since retiring from the Navy in 2006 he taught political science at Concordia University Texas and is currently on the faculty at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. He and his wife, Jeannine Inbody, live in Buda, Texas.
POSI 2310 (GOVT 2301) Principles of American Government
A survey of the principles of political science,of the American system of government, and of the origins and development of the constitutions of the United States and Texas.
POSI 2320 (GOVT 2302) Functions of American Government
A study of functions performed in the American system of government, both national and state, with special reference to Texas.
PS 3327 The American Founding
An examination of the origins, nature, and foundations of the American Constitutional system with special emphasis on the Federalist/Anti-Federalist debates and the writing of the Constitution.
PS 4399 Senior Seminar
A seminar devoted to intensive reading, research, writing, and discussion which focuses on different sub-fields in the discipline of Political Science.