Daniel Lang, PhD

Professor of Political Science

Daniel Lang


Carnegie 333

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.