Dr. Richard Murgo

WTXL Political Contributor

Richard Murgo has been a Professor of Political Science at Tallahassee Community College since 1994.

He holds Masters Degrees in Political Science from Florida State University and in Applied Economics from the University of Central Florida. He received his Ph.D. from Florida State University.

Dr. Murgo served as faculty Senate President 2005-2006, continues as the dual enrollment education coordinator of the statewide Florida Boys State and Girls State programs, and is an adviser and co-founder for the TCC Model United Nations program.

He has founded and developed a faculty exchange program with Tianjin Foreign Studies University, as well as developed partnerships with other colleges for students study abroad programs in China and the Czech Republic.

Dr. Murgo has also served on the United Nations Association of American Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Community Colleges Committee. Dr. Murgo served as president of the National Model United Nations Board of Directors and is the current President Emeritus, Member Ex Officio.

He is a current member of the Executive Board of Directors of the Florida Political Science Association as well as a member of the Board of Directors for Tallahassee Southern Model United Nations Association.

Dr. Murgo has presented numerous papers including, “United Nations Human Rights Treaties: Obligations and Compliance” and most recently, “EU-China Relations: Balancing Economic Opportunities with Political Challenges”.

Richard Murgo is the recipient of the 2012 NICSOD Excellence in Teaching award, as well as the 2011 recipient of the Tallahassee Community College Club Advisor of the Year award.

Dr. Murgo is a currently serving as Tallahassee Community College’s Director of Academic Enrichment, overseeing the honors and international programs for the college.

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