Professor of Political Science
Dr. Jim Thurman has worked for CWC for more than 15 years and has worked throughout the world. He has lived and worked in several countries including Germany, Turkey, Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan, France and England and has visited more than 25 other countries.
Dr. Thurman has been in the US Army, Air National Guard, US Navy Reserve and the US State Department Office of Refugee Resettlement program. While in the Navy Reserve he worked in linguistics and foreign policy. He also spent four years of university teaching in Ankara, Turkey.
Dr. Thurma said he loves the fantastic staff, friendly faculty, excellent students and the surrounding community at CWC. When working with students he enjoys the chance to introduce new concepts and inspire interest in new areas.
- Associate of Arts in Political Science, University of Louisville
- Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, University of Louisville
- Master of Arts in Political Science, University of Louisville
- Master of Arts in Humanities/History, California State University
- Master Of Arts in Social Science/Political Theory, Harrison Middleton University
- Doctorate of Arts in Social Science/Political Theory, Harrison Middleton University
- Certificate in German language, Monterey Institute of International Studies
- Korean language, Defense Language Institute
- Turkmen language, Indiana University - FLAS fellowship
- CWC - Faculty Member of the Year WACCT
- Wyoming Association of Community College Trustees: Wyoming Faculty Member of the Year
- US Holocaust Memorial Museum fellow
- Defense Language Institute "book award," Korean language program
- US Air Force Distinguished Graduate, Keesler AFB
- Oxford University - Refugee and Forced Migration Studies