Regents Professor of Political Science

A Lamar faculty member since 1971, Dr. Drury earned his doctorate from the University of Florida and master's and bachelor's degrees from the University of Nebraska. He is the author of 10 publications in books and refereed journals and has made 18 presentations at scholarly meetings. His research interests focus on Brazilian public policy. In 1986-87, he taught in Malaysia on assignment by the Texas International Education Consortium. His courses include Introduction to American Government, American Foreign Policy, The Politics of Developing Areas, Asian Politics, and Latin American Politics.

Dr. Drury has served on the Lamar University Faculty Senate for many years and was president of the Texas Council of Faculty Senates. He has been the faculty advisor for the Lamar Student Government Association, Amnesty International, and Pi Sigma Alpha. He was awarded the title of Regents Professor in 1992, received the Julie and Ben Rogers Community Service Award in 1993, was honored as SGA Professor of the Year in 1996, and was named the Phi Kappa Phi Teacher of the Year in 1999.

Dr. Drury has been active in the Texas Association of College Teachers, having served as Lamar chapter president and as state legislative liaison. Other memberships include the American Political Science Association, Southwestern Political Science Association and American Association of University Professors.

In the community, Dr. Drury serves as chair of the city of Beaumont's Community Development Advisory Committee and on its Keep Beaumont Beautiful Commission. He has been a mentor in the "I Have A Dream" program, was a member of the Beaumont Red Cross board of trustees, and has he chaired the Beaumont Independent School District's Strategic Planning Committee for Facilities.


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