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Markus Smith, Ph.D.


Marcus Smith

I am currently the department Chair for Political Science at Oklahoma City Community College and a lecturer professor of political science at the University of Central Oklahoma. I have taught at both institutions for approximately 10 years. 

I have conducted extensive research in the area of Capital Punishment, as well as contributing to the research of incarcerated women and the effects it has on their children. This research has been requested and passed on to the Oklahoma State Legislature to assist them in developing better and innovative programs and policies. I also have some publications in the areas of capital punishment, public policy, and political behavior.

I have chaired several panel discussions on topics such as Abortion, Affirmative Action, Same Sex Marriage, Capital Punishment, The Bible, Separation of Church and State, Patriot Act, etc. I have also served on several committees including: Hiring; Employee and Student Grievance; Grade Appeal; and Student Technology Fee, to name a few.

In my spare time I have taught, trained and coached U.S. Junior National, U.S. Senior National, and U.S. Collegiate National team members in Taekwondo as an Instructor at Poos Taekwondo in Edmond, Oklahoma from 1997 to 2011. I have also served as a member of the United States Taekwondo Union Tournament Committee. To learn more about my educational background, please click here.