Faculty and Staff

John Bing John Bing
B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Professor of Political Science
Professor of Anthropology

Dr. John Bing spent three of the first four years after graduating from college in East Africa, first as a student at Makerere College in Kampala, Uganda, and then teaching for two years in the North of Uganda at Lango College. He has taught at Bennett College in Greensboro, N.C., and the...

David Bush David Bush
B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Director, Center for Historic & Military Archaeology
Professor of Anthropology

Dr. David Bush earned his B.A. from Miami University, his M.A. from Kent State University and his Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University. Areas of expertise include forensic anthropology and historic archaeology.

Martin Koop Martin Koop
Adjunct Instructor of Political Science
Adjunct Instructor of Business

Martin Koop is an adjunct professor of Business Law and has also taught Criminal Law, International Criminal Law and Media Law in the Political Science and Communication departments. He is a practicing attorney, admitted to the Ohio State bar in 1998, and a former Tiffin City Prosecutor.

Tom Newcomb Tom Newcomb
B.A., J.D.
Professor of Criminal Justice and Political Science

Professor Newcomb retired as a Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs in 2005 and, after a semester at Harvard's Institute of Politics, came to Ohio. Over his 25 years of service, Tom served at the senior-executive level in each of the three branches of our federal...

Marc O’Reilly Marc O’Reilly
B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Political Science
Dr. O’Reilly is originally from Montreal, Canada. Having grown up in a bilingual (French-English) family, he attended French-speaking schools, including Le Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf, until university. Like most Canadians, he grew up playing hockey and was an avid hockey fan, especially of...
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Assistant Professor of Psychology and Criminal Justice Jenny Reichert
B.S., Baylor University, M.A. & Ph.D., University of Nevada, Reno
Assistant Professor of Psychology and Criminal Justice
Traci Sittason Stark Traci Sittason Stark
B.A., M.S., Ph.D.
Associate Dean of Social Sciences
Associate Professor of Psychology


Dr. Traci Sittason Stark earned her bachelor’s degree from Duke University, and her master’s degree and Ph.D. from Ohio University. She has been at Heidelberg since 2004 and teaches courses in General Psychology, Social Psychology and Sport Psychology. She enjoys...
Name Title(s) Phone Number
Robert Chidester Adjunct Instructor of Anthropology
Arnold "Skip" Oliver Professor Emeritus of Political Science (419)-625-8654
Peter Piraino Adjunct Instructor of Criminal Justice
Jennifer Thornton Adjunct Professor of Political Science and Anthropology