He teaches courses ranging from American Government to Comparative Foreign Policy and International Political Economy. His specialty area is post-Communist European Politics. He enjoys travel and research in Central Europe- especially in Poland. While Professor McKelvey has several published articles to his credit, his primary focus has always been teaching and mentoring. Nominated for the Distinguished Teaching Award nine times between 1988 and 1998, he is proudest of his work with the Model United Nations program. While at KSU, his teams won five national awards, several individual awards at the Harvard .