Department of Political Science

Dr. R. Bradley Nestheide

Visiting Professor, Political Science Department

Robert Bradley Nestheide, Adjunct Instructor with Xavier University, is a Northern Kentucky native, born and raised in Ft. Thomas Kentucky. He graduated with a B.A. in Political Science from Northern Kentucky University in 2004. In 2016 he graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a PhD in Political Science. His research interests focus on Energy and Security, Energy Transitions, and International Political Economy. With over ten years of teaching experience, Brad is dedicated to education and helping students become better citizens.

Classes Taught at Xavier:

POL 140 American Government

POL 160 Comparative Government

POL 277 International Relations

First Year at Xavier




  • Ph.D. University of Cincinnati, 2006;B.A., Northern Kentucky University, 2004