Political Science

Robert Sterken

Robert Sterken

Title: Professor
Department: Political Science
Building: CAS Office 116
Email: rsterken@uttyler.edu
Phone: 903.566.7371


  • August, 1996 Ph.D. Texas Tech University, Political Science.
  • August, 1991 M.A. Stephen F. Austin State University, Political Science.
  • August, 1988 B.A. Stephen F. Austin State University, Political Science.


Robert Sterken is a Professor of Political Science at UT Tyler. Sterken is the author many articles, chapters, and books, including “Bill Ratliff: A Profile in Courage and Leadership in American Politics” and, “Teaching Barefoot in Burma” (https://amazon.com/author/robertsterken). Sterken is currently writing a book about Religion and Politics in Southeast Asia. Sterken was a Senior Fulbright Scholar in Yangon University in Burma/Myanmar in 2015-2016 and also in China at Jilin University in 2018. At UT Tyler, Sterken regularly teaches courses on Texas Politics, Religion & Politics, International Relations, and Asian Politics.

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