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Associate Professor of Political Science


  • Ph.D., Wayne State University
  • M.P.A., Wayne State University
  • B.A., State University of New York - Fredonia

Teaching Specialties

  • U.S. Government
  • Arkansas Government & Politics
  • State and Local Government
  • Urban Government
  • Managing Local Government

Research Interests

  • Community and Economic Development Policy
  • Urban Politics
  • Arkansas Politics and Government


  • Member and Past President, Arkansas Political Science Association
  • Member and former chair, NEA Humane Society Board of Directors


Most recent publication: Readings in Arkansas Politics and Government, co-edited with Janine Parry and published by University of Arkansas Press (2009). Other publications include articles in scholarly journals, such as International Journal of Public Administration and Arkansas Politics: A Reader co-edited with Michael Dougan and published by m&m Press (1997).

Dr. Wang has a long history of participation in campus governance as a member of department, college, and university committees, including the College Curriculum Committee, the university General Education Committee, the university Curriculum Committee, and the Faculty Senate.

Richard Wang

Contact Information

P: (870) 972-2184
F: (870) 972-2720


Building: HSS
Room: 3042