UT Tyler

Political Science

Mark Owens

Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Political Science
Building: BUS 231
Email: Email: mowens@uttyler.edu
Phone: 903.566.7410


  • University of Georgia - Ph.D. in Political Science, 2014
  • University of Oxford - Visiting Doctoral Student in the Department of Politics, 2013
  • Johns Hopkins University - M.A. in Government, 2008
  • University of Florida - B.A. in Political Science, magna cum laude, 2006


Mark is an Assistant Professor of Political Science. His area of expertise is teaching courses about the development and organization of American political institutions, as well as classes that study the policy-making process. 

Mark's research ha s focused on how changes within political institutions have affected policy outcomes by studying the sponsorship of amendments and the role of bicameralism on budgetary policy. His research also looks at the electoral connection in how variation within a constituency effects the positions legislators take on policy.

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