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Political Science - Faculty

Mary Schwendau

Political Science Program Coordinator, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

Dennis Souther

Onsite Educator
Phone: 270-384-8292
Trudy Morlino

Associate Professor of Business and Economics

Trudy Dawkins Morlino


B.S., Agricultural Economics, Mississippi State University
M.S., Agricultural Economics, Louisiana State University
Post graduate studies in Economics, University of Georgia
Ph.D., Management, Emphasis in Economics, Capella University

Active member of the college's Center for Entrepreneurship Advisory Board
The college's Quality Enhancement Program
Member of Lindsey Writes
Serves as the faculty adviser for Phi Beta Lambda

Dr. Morlino joined the Lindsey Wilson College faculty in August 2012.She has been an active participant in the world of business her entire life, starting with the family businesses in Mississippi. Having grown up in a small, farming community in the Delta of Mississippi, she learned early on that owning, operating, and managing businesses in various industries was something she wanted to be a part of.

She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Mississippi State University in Starkville, Mississippi. After graduation from Mississippi State University, Dr. Morlino continued her education at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where she earned a Master of Science degree. After graduating from LSU, Dr. Morlino began her career in Little Rock, Arkansas, as the State Statistician for the United States Department of Agriculture. Her career path took her from Little Rock to Atlanta where she worked for many years as an Actuarial Analyst for a large, publicly held corporation in the financial services industry. A new baby changed her career path and Dr. Morlino was able to merge her analytical skills with a privately held corporation located in the Atlanta suburbs. As an adjunct professor of economics at a local college, she realized teaching was her passion so she decided to pursue her doctoral degree and entered the University of Georgia's graduate program in Economics. At the time, the University of Georgia did not offer classes in an online format so she completed her doctoral degree at Capella University with her dissertation, A Study of CEO Compensation and Firm Performance in the U.S. Airline Industry.

In her spare time, Dr. Morlino enjoys spending time with her friends and family.

Mohammad Pourheydarian

Professor of Business

Mohammad Pourheydarian

J.L. Turner Leadership Center - 217
Phone: 270-384-8149

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
M.B.A., Roosevelt University (Illinois)
B.S., University of Tehran