Stephen J. Farnsworth, professor of political science at International Affairs at University of Mary Washington and director of its Center for Leadership and Media Studies, is a recipient of a prestigious 2017 Outstanding Faculty Award from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV). This statewide teaching award recognizes 12 outstanding college and university professors from across the Commonwealth each year.
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That consensus has remained essentially unchallenged for more than 40 years—until now. “Bernie Sanders’s success convinced a lot of Democratic politicians that a more strident anti-corporate-power message can be helpful,” says Stephen Farnsworth, a political science professor at the University of Mary Washington. “When you add the anger of Sanders voters and the anger of other Democratic voters who are mad about Trump to the backlash to the [Atlantic Coast Pipeline], you have a lot of forces pushing against Dominion.”
Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, delivered a lecture titled “Virginia’s Candidate Selection Process: Examining Recent Primaries and Conventions” at the American Legion Boys State of Virginia at Radford University on June 21. The week-long government education program brings together nearly 700 of Virginia’s top male high school students to study the Commonwealth.