Professor of Political Science
Degrees and Certifications
- PhD, 1983, Foreign Affairs, University of Virginia
- MA, 1979, Foreign Affairs, University of Virginia
- BA, 1977, Political Science, History, Augustana College, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Experience and Background
- 2012-present: SACS COC Compliance Certification Review Team Co-Chair, Lynchburg College
- 2007-2011: Dean, School of Communication and the Arts Lynchburg College
- 1999-2005: Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Lynchburg College
- 2000-present: Professor of Political Science, Lynchburg College
- 1989-1999: Associate Professor of Political Science, Lynchburg College
- 1990-1999: Department Chair, Political Science, Lynchburg College
- Spring 1991: Guest Professor, Albert Ludwigs Universitaet, Freilburg, Germany
- 1984-1989: Assistant Professor of Political Science, Lynchburg College
Professional/ Research Interests
- Leadership studies
- American presidency
- American foreign policy
- American political culture
- International relations
- Political philosophy
Honors and Awards
- 2004: Faculty Appreciation Award, Society of Westover Fellows, Lynchburg College
- 1997: James A. Huston Excellence in Scholarship Award
- 1997: Shirley E. Rosser Excellence in Teaching Award
- 1997: Maurice Mednick Memorial Fellowship
- 1997: Organization Advisor of the Year, Lynchburg College
- 1983: Compton Fellow, Miller Center of Public Affairs
- 1980-1982: Earhart Fellow, Earhart Foundation
- Editor, War, Peace, and Empire, Vol. V, Lynchburg College Senior Symposium Readings (XLibris, 2007).
- “Captain Vere, Liberal Learning, and Leadership,” in Core Texts, Community, and Culture: Working Together for Liberal Education. Association for Core Texts and Courses: Selected Annual Proceedings from the 2004 Annual Conference. Edited by J. Scott Lee and Ron Weber (University Press of America, 2009).
- “Chinua Achebe’s Man of the People: The Literature of Post-Colonialism,” in Thompson, ed., Universality and History: Foundations of Core (University Press of America, 2002).
- “International Commitments and Democracy: The United States and the Federal Republic of Germany,” Review of Politics, Vol. 57, no. 2 (Spring 1995): 309-335.
- Co-editor with W. David Clinton, What Makes a Successful Transition? Lanham, Md.: University Press of America, 1993.
- With Frederick C. Mosher, and W. David Clinton, Presidential Transitions and Foreign Affairs, Baton Rouge, La.: Louisiana State University Press, 1987.
- Foreign Policy in the Early Republic: The Law of Nations and the Balance of Power. Baton Rouge, La.: Louisiana State University Press, 1986.