Dr. Mark Gentry

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Position: Associate Professor of Political Science

Department: History/Political Science

Office: Scotus 314


About Dr. Mark Gentry


  • M.A., Ph.D., University of South Carolina
  • B.A., Centre College


Dr. Gentry was born and raised in Kentucky and has lived in South Carolina, Tennessee, and Ohio before landing in Pennsylvania. He earned his B.A. in Government from Centre College of Kentucky and his M.A. and Ph.D. in International Studies from the University of South Carolina. He has been teaching at Saint Francis University since 2003. He teaches the following courses in Political Science: World Politics, U.S. Foreign Policy, War and Peace, Democracy and Dictatorship, International Law, Foundations of Political Theory and American Public Policy. His research interests are in U.S. foreign, trade, and national security policies. His current research addresses the rise and fall of U.S.-China trade relations.


Course Taught

  • PLSC 103 – World Politics
  • PLSC 211 – Democracy and Dictatorship: Comparative Politics in the Modern World
  • PLSC 221 – War and Peace: International Relations in the Modern World
  • PLSC 223 – U.S. Foreign Policy
  • PLSC 312 – American Public Policy
  • PLSC 321 – International Law
  • PLSC 433 – Foundations of Political Theory
  • CORE 113 – War, What’s It Good For