CURRICULUM VITAE

 

D. Scott Bennett, Jr.

 

May 15, 2016

 

 

PERSONAL INFORMATION

                                     

Address:       2345 Corinna Ct., State College, PA  16803 (Home).

                       Department of Political Science, 318 Pond Lab, The Pennsylvania State University,

                       University Park, PA  16802-6106  (Office).

Phone:          (814) 777-7417 (Cell);  (814) 865-6566 (Office).

FAX:             (814) 863-8979

Email:          sbennett@psu.edu

 

 

EDUCATION

 

Ph.D.:           Political Science, University of Michigan.  August, 1993.

                       Major in World Politics;  First Minor in Methodology.

                       Dissertation (Robert Axelrod, Chair):  Security, Economy, and the End of Interstate Rivalry.

M.A.:             Political Science, University of Michigan.  August, 1989.

B.A.:              Political Science and Computer Studies, Northwestern University.  June, 1988.

 

 

BOOKS

 

Bennett, D. Scott, and Allan Stam.  2004.  The Behavioral Origins of War.  Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press. 

 

 

REFEREED ARTICLES AND CHAPTERS

 

Bennett, D. Scott.  2012.  “Teaching the Scientific Study of International Politics.”  In Mitchell, Sara McLaughlin, Paul F. Diehl, and James D. Morrow.  Guide to the Scientific Study of International Processes.  West Sussex, UK:  Wiley-Blackwell. 

 

Bennett, D. Scott.  2011.  " Is EUGene a Collective Bad?"  Conflict Management and Peace Science 28 (September): 315-330.

 

Bennett, D. Scott.  2009.  “Teaching the Scientific Study of International Politics.”  In Denemark, Robert, ed., The International Studies Encyclopedia.  West Sussex, UK:  Wiley-Blackwell. 

 

Bennett, D. Scott, and Allan Stam.  2009.  “Revisiting Predictions of War Duration.”  Conflict Management and Peace Science  26 (July): 256-267.

 

Bennett, D. Scott.  2008.  Governments, Civilians, and the Evolution of Insurgency:  Modeling the Early Dynamics of Insurgencies.”  Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation 11:4.

 

Bennett, D. Scott.  2008.  “Merging and Meshing Data:  Difficulties, Lessons, and Suggestions.”  In Mayeul Kauffmann, ed., Building and Using Datasets for Armed Conflicts.  NATO Science for Peace and Security Series E: Human and Societal Dynamics, v. 36.  Amsterdam:  IOS Press.

 

Bennett, D. Scott.  2006.  “Exploring Definitions of Political Relevance.”  Conflict Management and Peace Science 23 (Fall): 245-261. 

 

Bennett D. Scott, and Allan C. Stam.  2006.  “Predicting the Length of the 2003 US-Iraq War: A Postwar Assessment.”  Foreign Policy Analysis 2 (April):101-115.

 

Bennett, D. Scott.  2006.  “Towards a Continuous Specification of the Democracy-Autocracy Connection.”  International Studies Quarterly 50:513-537. 

 

Bennett, D. Scott.  2004.  “Patterns of Conflict Management and Resolution in Interstate Rivalries.”  In Zeev Maoz, Alex Mintz, Clifton Morgan, Glenn Palmer, and Richard Stoll, eds.  Multiple Paths to Knowledge in International Relations.  Lexington Books.

 

Bennett, D. Scott, and Matthew Rupert.  2003.  “Comparing Measures of Political Similarity: An Empirical Comparison Of Using S Or tB In The Study Of International Conflict.”  Journal of Conflict Resolution 47 (June):367-393.

 

Bennett, D. Scott.  2002.  “Teaching the Scientific Study of International Relations to Undergraduates.”  PS 35 (March):127-131. 

 

Bennett, D. Scott, and Allan Stam.  2000.  “Research Design and Estimator Choices in the Analysis of Interstate Dyads:  When Decisions Matter.”  Journal of Conflict Resolution 44 (October): 653-685.

 

Bennett, D. Scott, and Allan Stam.  2000.  EUGene:  A Conceptual Manual.”  International Interactions 26:179-204.

 

Bennett, D. Scott, and Allan Stam.  2000.  “A Universal Test of an Expected Utility Theory of War.”  International Studies Quarterly 44:451-480.

 

Bennett, D. Scott, and Allan Stam.  2000.  “A Cross-Validation of Bueno de Mesquita and Lalman’s International Interaction Game.”  British Journal of Political Science 30 (October): 541-561. 

 

Bennett, D. Scott, and Timothy Nordstrom.  2000.  “Foreign Policy Substitutability and Internal Economic Problems in Enduring Rivalries.”  Journal of Conflict Resolution 44 (February): 33-61. 

 

Bennett, D. Scott.  2000.  “Landscapes as Analogues of Political Phenomena.”  in Diana Richards, ed., Political Complexity: Nonlinear Modes of Politics. University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, MI. 

 

Bennett, D. Scott.  1999.  “Parametric Models, Duration Dependence, and Time-Varying Data Revisited.”  American Journal of Political Science 43 (January):256-270. 

 

Bennett, D. Scott.  1998. “Integrating and Testing Models of Rivalry Termination.”  American Journal of Political Science 42 (October): 1200-1232.

 

Bennett, D. Scott, and Allan Stam.  1998.  “The Declining Advantages of Democracy: A Combined Model of War Outcomes and Duration.”  Journal of Conflict Resolution 42 (June):344-366.

 

Axelrod, Robert, and D. Scott Bennett.  1998.  “Response to Galam’s Comment.”  British Journal of Political Science 28:412-414. 

 

Bennett, D. Scott.  1997.  “Testing Alternative Models of Alliance Duration, 1816-1984.”  American Journal of Political Science 41 (July):846-878.

 

Bennett, D. Scott.  1997.  “Democracy, Regime Change, and Rivalry Termination.”  International Interactions 22 (4):369-397.

 

Bennett, D. Scott.  1997.  “Measuring Rivalry Termination, 1816-1992.”  Journal of Conflict Resolution 41 (April):227-254. 

 

Bennett, D. Scott, and Allan Stam.  1996.  “The Duration of Interstate Wars, 1816-1985.”  American Political Science Review 90 (June):239-257. 

 

Bennett, D. Scott.  1996.  “Security, Bargaining, and the End of Interstate Rivalry.”  International Studies Quarterly 40 (June):157-184. 

 

Axelrod, Robert, Will Mitchell, Robert E. Thomas, D. Scott Bennett, and Erhard Bruderer.  1995.  “Coalition Formation in Standard-Setting Alliances.”  Management Science 41:1493-1508.

        [Reprinted in Axelrod, Robert.  1997.  The Complexity of Cooperation.  Princeton, NJ:  Princeton.]

 

Axelrod, Robert, and D. Scott Bennett.  1993.  “A Landscape Theory of Aggregation.”  British Journal of Political Science  23:211-233.

        [Reprinted in Axelrod, Robert.  1997.  The Complexity of Cooperation.  Princeton, NJ:  Princeton.]

 

Huth, Paul, Christopher Gelpi, and D. Scott Bennett.  1993.  “The Escalation of Great Power Militarized Disputes:  Testing Rational Deterrence Theory and Structural Realism.”  American Political Science Review  87 (September):609-623.

 

Huth, Paul, D. Scott Bennett, and Christopher Gelpi.  1992.  “System Uncertainty, Risk Propensity, and International Conflict Among the Great Powers.”  Journal of Conflict Resolution 36 (September):478-517.   

 

 

SOFTWARE

 

Bennett, D. Scott, and Christian Davenport.  2003.  MARGene: Minorities at Risk Data Generation and Management Program.  Web site:  http://www.cidcm.umd.edu/inscr/mar/.

 

Bennett, D. Scott, and Allan Stam.  1997-2007.  EUGene:  Expected Utility Generation and Data Management Program.  Web site:  http://eugenesoftware.org.  Latest major version:  3.2, released October, 2007.

 

 

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

 

Bennett, D. Scott.  2012.  "Drawing on Your Alumni."  APSA Department Handbook. 

 

Pechenkina, Anna, and D. Scott Bennett.  2011.  "Is OLS Dead in IR?"  The Political Methodologist 19 (Fall): 2-3.

 

Ghosn, Faten, and Scott Bennett. 2003, 2007. Codebook for the Dyadic Militarized Interstate Incident Data, Version 3.0. Online: http://correlatesofwar.org.  [Version 3.1, 2007]

 

Bennett, D. Scott, and Allan Stam.  2003.  “Research Report:  Predicting the Duration of the 2003 Gulf War.”  Online at http://www.personal.psu.edu/dsb10/warduration.html.

       

Bennett, D. Scott.  1999, 2003.  The Strategic Perspective in the Classroom:  Teaching with Principles of International Politics.  Washington, DC:  Congressional Quarterly Press.

        [2 editions; 2nd ed. 2003]

 

Bennett, D. Scott.  1999, 2003, 2005.  Applying the Strategic Perspective:  Problems and Models to Accompany Principles of International Politics.  Washington, DC:  Congressional Quarterly Press.

        [3 editions; 2nd ed. 2003, 3rd ed. 2005]

 

Bennett, D. Scott.  1997.  “Testing Theories of War.”  Harrisburg Centers Dimensions Spring: 2-5.

 

 

BOOK REVIEWS

 

2009.  Michael P. Colaresi, Karen Rasler, and William R. Thompson.  Strategic Rivalries in World Politics.  Cambridge: Cambridge, 2007.  Journal of Peace Research 46. 

 

2001.  Hein E. Goemans.  War and Punishment:  The Causes of War Termination and the First World War.  Princeton, NJ:  Princeton University Press, 2000.  American Political Science Review 95 (June):517-518.

 

1999.  Paul F. Diehl, ed.  The Dynamics of Enduring Rivalries.  Urbana, IL:  University of Illinois.  American Political Science Review 93 (September):749-750.

 

 

WORK IN PROGRESS AND SUBMISSIONS

 

Bennett, D. Scott, and Anna Pechenkina. 2015. “Recruiting Your Way to Victory:  Varying Strategies in Counterinsurgent Warfare.” 

 

Bennett, D. Scott, Allan Stam, and Paul Poast.  2015. “NewGene:  A Conceptual Model.”  Development of the NewGene software program (successor to EUGene).

 

Bennett, D. Scott.  2013. “Being Your Own Worst Enemy, and Learning to Win:  A Model of Learning in Government Responses to Insurgency.” 

 

Bennett, D. Scott.  “Revisiting the Correlates of War Project:  The Development of Best Practices.” 

 

Bennett, D. Scott.  “Using Time-Varying Covariates to Understand Balance of Power Dynamics and War Escalation.”  

 

Bennett, D. Scott, and Allan Stam.  “Simulating a Bargaining Model of War.” 

 

 

 

SELECTED CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION

 

Participant, “Israel Under the Shadow of Conflict,” Hebrew University of Jerusalem, May 2016.

 

Chair, Computational Models of Conflict in IR, International Studies Association Annual Meeting, New Atlanta, GA, March 2016.

 

Chair and Discussant, International Dimensions of Civil War, Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, April 2015.

 

Chair, Computational Models of Conflict in IR, International Studies Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, April 2015. 

 

Bennett, D. Scott, Allan Stam, and Paul Poast.  “Easing the Application of Spatial Dependent Data: The NewGene Software.”  Presented at the International Studies Association Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada,  March 2014. 

 

Chair, Computational Models of Conflict, International Studies Association Annual Meeting, Toronto, March, 2014. 

 

Participant, “Exploring Militarized Dispute Data,” University of California, Davis, January 24-25, 2014.

 

Participant, “The Evolution of Cooperation and The Framing of Peace,” Conference in honor of Robert Axelrod, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, May 16-17, 2013.

 

Bennett, D. Scott.  “Revisiting the Correlates of War Project:  The Development of Best Practices.”  ISA workshop on “Best Practices in Conflict Data Collection,” San Francisco, CA, April, 2013. 

 

Chair, Computational Models of Civil War, International Studies Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April 2013. 

 

Chair and Discussant, Computational Models of Internal Conflict, International Studies Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, April 2012.. 

 

Bapat, Navin, and D. Scott Bennett.  2011.  “Understanding the Dynamics of Terrorist Campaigns.”  Presented at the International Studies Association Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada, February 2011. 

 

Chair and Discussant, Computational Models of Conflict, International Studies Association Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada, March 2011.. 

 

Bapat, Navin, and D. Scott Bennett.  2010.  “Understanding the Early Dynamics of Terrorist Campaigns: An Empirical Test of an Agent Based Simulation.”  Presented at the International Studies Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, February 2010. 

 

Bennett, D. Scott.  “Being your Own Worst Enemy, and Learning to Win.”  Presented at the 2009 Midwest Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, April 2009. 

 

Bennett, D. Scott.  “Being your Own Worst Enemy, and Learning to Win.”  Presented at the 2008 Peace Science Society International Annual Meeting, Claremont, CA, October 25, 2008. 

 

Bennett, D. Scott.  “Recruiting Your Way to Victory:  Varying Strategies in Insurgent/Counterinsurgent Warfare.”  Paper presented at the 2008 Midwest Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, April 5, 2008. 

 

Bennett, D. Scott, and Allan Stam.  “Simulating Bargaining and the Nature of War.”  Poster presented at the International Studies Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, March 28, 2008. 

 

Bennett, D. Scott, and Allan Stam.  “Simulating a Bargaining Model of War.”  Paper presented at the Peace Science Society Annual Meeting, Columbia, South Carolina, November, 2007. 

 

Bennett, D. Scott.  “Merging and Meshing Data:  Difficulties, Lessons, and Suggestions.”  Paper presented at the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on “Indicators and Databases for Risk Prevention,” Grenoble, France, June 21-23, 2007.

 

Bennett, D. Scott and Tatiana Vaschilko.  “Multinomial Probit Applications in International Politics.”  Paper presented at the International Studies Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, March 2007. 

 

Bennett, D. Scott, and Andreea Mihalache.  “Modeling War Fatalities.”  Paper presented at the Peace Science Society Annual Meeting, Iowa City, IA, November, 2005. 

 

Bennett, D. Scott.  “Balance of Power Dynamics and War Escalation.”  Paper presented at the International Studies Association Annual Meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii, March 4, 2005. 

 

Bennett, D. Scott.  “Balance of Power Dynamics and War Escalation.”  Paper presented at the Peace Science Society Annual Meeting, Houston, TX, November, 2004. 

 

Bennett D. Scott, and Christian Davenport.  2003.  Introducing MARGene.”  Part of the conflict data workshop, 2003 Midwest Political Science Association Annual meeting, Chicago, IL, April.

 

Bennett D. Scott, Christopher Baker, and Allan C. Stam.  2002.  “The Extent of Selection Effects in the Study of International Conflict.”  Presented at the 2002 Peace Science Society Annual meeting, Tucson, AZ, November.

 

Bennett D. Scott, Allan C. Stam, and Christopher Baker.  2002.  “A Multi-state Model of War Duration.”  Presented at the 2002 Midwest Political Science Association Annual meeting, Chicago, IL, April.

 

Chair and panelist, roundtable on “Teaching with Principles of International Politics,” International Studies Association, New Orleans, March 2002.

 

Bennett, D. Scott.  2001.  “Improving The Empirical Fit Of Expected Utility Models Of International Conflict.”  Presented at the 2001 American Political Science Association Annual meeting, San Francisco, CA, August.

 

Bennett, D. Scott, and Scott E. Tarry.  1996.  “Self-Perpetuation or Rational Choices?  A Model of Rationality and Hysteresis in International Alliances.”  Presented at the 54th Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, April, Chicago, IL. 

 

 

 

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

Distinguished Professor of Political Science, The Pennsylvania State University, 2008 - Present.

 

Research Professor, Department of Political Science, The Pennsylvania State University, 2004 - 2008.

 

Professor, Department of Political Science, The Pennsylvania State University, 2003 - 2004.

 

Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, The Pennsylvania State University, 1999 - 2003.

 

Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, The Pennsylvania State University, 1994 - 1999.

 

Research Associate, Institute for Policy Research and Evaluation, The Pennsylvania State University, December 1994 - 2003.

 

Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, State University of New York - Buffalo, August 1993 - June 1994.

 

Hoover Summer Institute on International Politics.  June 1992. 

 

Research Assistant, Professor Robert Axelrod (1989-1992), Program on International Peace and Security (1993), University of Michigan. 

 

Director of Computing Services, ICPSR (Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research) Summer Program, University of Michigan.  Summer 1991 and Summer 1992.  Consultant 1988-1990. 

 

 

EXTERNAL GRANTS AND AWARDS

 

2011 Co-recipient (with Allan C. Stam) of the J. David Singer Data Innovation Award, American Political Science Association, Conflict Processes Section, for development of EUGene software.

 

National Science Foundation Award SES 1059758.  “Management of Complex Data Structures: Upgrades to EUGene data software.”  2011-2013.  $84,395.  (Collaborative research with Allan Stam, University of Michigan, and Paul Poast, Rutgers University.) 

 

National Science Foundation Award SES-1000344, “Collaborative Research: Simulating the Dynamics of Insurgency.”  2010-2012.   $185,990.   (Collaborative Research with Navin Bapat, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.) 

 

Defense Threat Reduction Agency.  “A Summary of Conflict Forecasting Models in International Relations / Political Science.”  May 15, 2008 through December 30, 2008.  $70,718.

 

National Science Foundation Award SES-0452173, “Improving the EUGene Software Program.”  February 1, 2005, through February 28, 2008.   $100,000.  

 

National Science Foundation Award SES-0213727, “Data Management in International Relations: Expanding the EUGene Software Program.”  July 1, 2002 through June 30, 2004.   $100,000.  

 

National Science Foundation Award SES-0001802,  “Collaborative Research on Updating the Militarized Interstate Dispute Data.”  July 1, 2000 through June 30, 2002.  $77,587.  (With Stuart Bremer et al.)

 

National Science Foundation Award SES-0079120, “Improving Empirical Applications of the Expected Utility Theory of War.”  July 1, 2000 through December 31, 2001.   $72,773.  

 

National Science Foundation Award SES-9975115, “Collaborative Research on the Expected Utility Theory of War.”  August 1, 1999 through July 31, 2001.   $56,620.  (Collaborative research with Allan Stam, Yale University, award SBR-9975291.) 

 

1998 Research Software Award, American Political Science Association, Computers and Multimedia Section, for EUGene software.

 

National Science Foundation Award SBR-9601151, “Comparative Theory Testing and Interstate Wars, 1816-1984.”  July 1, 1996 through June 30, 1998.   $100,000.  (With Allan Stam, Yale University.) 

 

Runner-up, F. E. Peacock Award for best conference paper, International Studies Association-Midwest, 1993. 

 

 

INTERNAL GRANTS AND AWARDS

 

2001 Distinction in the Social Sciences Award, College of the Liberal Arts, Pennsylvania State University.

 

Internal Faculty Award, “Historical Economic Data and Interstate Rivalry.”  Research and Graduate Studies Office, College of the Liberal Arts, The Pennsylvania State University, Spring/Summer 1995.

 

Internal Faculty Award, “Historical Economic Data and Interstate Rivalry.”  Institute for Policy Research and Evaluation, The Pennsylvania State University, Summer 1995. 

 

Award for Improvement of Instruction, College of the Liberal Arts, The Pennsylvania State University, Fall 1995. 

 

Dissertation Fellowship, Rackham Graduate School, University of Michigan, Spring/Summer 1993.

 

Nominee, Teaching Assistant Award for excellence in teaching, Department of Political Science, University of Michigan, January 1993. 

 

MacArthur Scholar Fellowship, Program on International Peace and Security, University of Michigan, September 1988 - June 1989, September 1990 - June 1991, January 1993 - May 1993. 

 

 

 

SERVICE

 

Department

 

Head, Department of Political Science, The Pennsylvania State University, 2009-2014.

 

Chair, Asian Politics Search Committee, Department of Political Science, The Pennsylvania State University, 2008-2009.

 

Chair, Colloquium Committee, Department of Political Science, The Pennsylvania State University, 2004-2006.

 

Chair, Promotion and Tenure Committee, Department of Political Science, The Pennsylvania State University, 2004-2007, 2008-2009.

 

Building Committee, Department of Political Science, The Pennsylvania State University, 2003.

 

Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Political Science, The Pennsylvania State University, 1999-2000, 2001-2004.

 

Computer Support Search Committee, Department of Political Science, The Pennsylvania State University, 2001.

 

Head Search Committee, Department of Political Science, The Pennsylvania State University, 1999-2000, 2004.

 

Political Theory Postdoctoral Fellow Search Committee, Department of Political Science, The Pennsylvania State University, 1999.

 

Graduate Studies Committee, Department of Political Science, The Pennsylvania State University, 1994-1997, 1998-1999.

 

International Relations Search Committee, Department of Political Science, The Pennsylvania State University, 1995-1996, 1996-1997, 1997-1998, 2000-2001, 2003-2004.

 

Network Coordinator, Department of Political Science, The Pennsylvania State University, 1995-1999.

 

Computing Committee, Department of Political Science, The Pennsylvania State University, 1994-1999.  Chair, 1998-1999.

 

Profession

 

Nominating Committee, Peace Science Society, 2015-2017.  Chair, 2016-2017.

 

Chair, J. David Singer Data Innovation Award committee, 2012-2013.

 

Nominating Committee, International Studies Association, 2010-2013.  Chair, 2012-2013.

 

Annual Meeting Venue Review Committee, Midwest Political Science Association, 2009-2010. 

 

President, Peace Science Society, 2009-2010.

 

President and Treasurer, Conflict Processes Section, American Political Science Association, 2004-2007.

 

Associate Director, Correlates of War project, 2000-2002, 2005-present.

 

Editorial Boards:  International Studies Quarterly 2004-present;  American Journal of Political Science 2009-2013;  Journal of Politics 2005-2006.

 

Associate Editor, Conflict Management and Peace Science, 2003-present.

 

Interim Director, Correlates of War II project, 2002-2004.

 

Chair, 2001 Lifetime Achievement Award Committee, Conflict Processes Section, American Political Science Association. 

 

Advisory Council, Scientific Study of International Processes section, International Studies Association, 2001-present.

 

Council,  Conflict Processes Section, American Political Science Association, 2000-2003

 

Program Chair, International Relations section, 58th Annual Meeting, Midwest Political Science Association, April 2000.

 

Councilor, Peace Science Society, 1998-2001.

 

Nominating Committee, Peace Science Society, 1997.

 

Journal Reviewer, American Journal of Political Science, American Political Science Review, British Journal of Political Science, International Studies Quarterly, International Interactions, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Politics, Journal of Theoretical Politics, Legislative Studies Quarterly, Political Analysis, Political Research Quarterly.

 

College/University

 

Speaker, College of the Liberal Arts Alumni Development Council, April 2016.

 

Chief Information Security Officer Search Committee, The Pennsylvania State University, Spring 2016.

 

Institute for CyberScience Steering Committee, The Pennsylvania State University, 2016.

 

Executive Committee, Research Computing and CyberInfrastructure governance, 2015-present.  Co-chair, Fall 2015.

 

Data Center working group, Research Computing and CyberInfrastructure governance, 2015-present. 

 

Liberal Arts Research Computing Faculty Committee, Spring 2015-present.

 

Advisory Board, Office of Information Security, The Pennsylvania State University, October 2015-present.

 

Co-chair, Provost’s ad hoc advisory committee on cybersecurity, The Pennsylvania State University, June 2015.

 

Institute for CyberScience Coordinating Committee, The Pennsylvania State University, 2014-2015.

 

Co-chair, Research Cyberinfrastructure Implementation Committee, The Pennsylvania State University, 2014-2015.

 

Task Force on Research Data and Computing, The Pennsylvania State University, 2013-2014.

 

IT Strategic Plan Development Committee, Research Computing Evaluation Subcommittee, The Pennsylvania State University, 2012-2013.

 

Head Search Committee, Department of Communication Arts and Sciences, The Pennsylvania State University, 2010-2011.

 

School of International Affairs Planning committee, 2005-2006.

 

Moderator, “Dark Winter” simulation exercise, Pi Sigma Alpha political science honor society, April 12, 2003.

 

Speaker, “September 11: The Meaning and the Aftermath,” Schreyer Honors College, The Pennsylvania State University, Fall 2002.

 

Award Evaluation Committee, Research and Graduate Studies Office, College of the Liberal Arts, The Pennsylvania State University, 2001-2002, 2002-2003.

 

Speaker, Trustee Partners group, The Pennsylvania State University, Fall 2001.

 

Speaker, Alumni Board, College of the Liberal Arts, The Pennsylvania State University, Fall 2001.

 

Advisor, Penn State Model United Nations, 1998-2007.

 

Speaker/instructor, “Penn State Today” alumni program, May 1998.

 

Computing Committee, College of the Liberal Arts, The Pennsylvania State University, 1996-1999.

 

General Education Subcommittee, University Senate, The Pennsylvania State University, 1996-1998.

 

Social and Behavioral Sciences Consultative Committee, College of Liberal Arts, The Pennsylvania State University, 1995-1996.

 

 

MEDIA/COMMUNITY APPEARANCES/INTERVIEWS

 

Radio:  WTVU Columbus;  KCSN Los Angeles, WHP Harrisburg;  MetroNetworks Pittsburgh, WRSC State College. 

 

TV:  Channel 6 News State College, Channel 10 News State College.

 

Newspapers:  USA Today, Baltimore Sun, San Francisco Chronicle, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Philadelphia Inquirer, Harrisburg Patriot News, La Opinion (Los Angeles), Centre Daily Times, The Collegian (Penn State). 

 

Internet:  RefDesk.com

 

Community:  Speaker, State College Navy League, April 2005.

 

 

COURSES TAUGHT

 

Introduction to International Relations (Undergraduate)

International Relations Theory (Undergraduate)

War in World Politics (Undergraduate)

Theory and Methodology in International Relations (Graduate)

International Conflict (Graduate)

Conflict Mediation and Termination (Graduate)