Social Sciences

Dr. JoAnna Derfelt

Political Science (Law)

J.D., Law, University of Kansas

B.A. Political Science, Missouri Southern State University

  • Office: Webster Hall room 227
  • Phone: (417)625.9794
  • Email: Dr. Derfelt


Teaching and Research interests:

  • Mediation & Conflict Resolution
  • Effect of Early Evaluators in small Government Units
  • Read Prof Derfelt’s Kansas Supreme Court case which resulted in the court’s definition of “medical purpose”.


Courses Dr. Derfelt teaches:

  • Government: US, State & Local
  • Intro to Political Science\
  • The Road to Law School
  • Mock Trial Workshop
  • Law, Society, and the Judicial Process
  • Advocacy & Legal Reasoning
  • Legislative Internship
  • Legal Research
  • Constitutional Law I and II

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