Marc Schwerdt began teaching at Lipscomb in 2004. Previously he taught at Oklahoma Christian University and worked on fundraising for two congressional campaigns in 1996. His areas of academic expertise include international relations, American politics and research methods. He teaches a variety of courses, such as Intro to Politics, International Relations, International Conflict, Comparative Governments, Contemporary Political Methodologies, American Political Thought, European Political Thought and Political Parties and Interest Groups. Schwerdt has several published articles and conference presentations, including several exploring how public service individuals are presented in children's literature. He is also a member of the American Political Science Association, the International Society for Political Psychology and the Western Political Science Association.