International Relations Faculty
Program advisor: Robert Givens | Contact info
Professor of History
Serves as the advisor of the international relations program. He specializes in European history, with particular interests in imperial and Soviet Russia, modern Europe, and international relations. His courses in international relations include Modern Europe and Its Critics, Warfare and Society in Modern Times, Diplomacy of War and Revolution, and the off-campus course Russia Today. Ph.D., M.A., and B.A., University of California, Berkeley.
Associate Professor of Politics and Sexuality, Gender, and Women's Studies
Teaches the international relations courses Gender in Developing Countries, Political Economy of Developing Countries, Women and Politics: A Cross-National Perspective, and Strategies to Alleviate Poverty. Professor Thomas is an expert on the politics of South Asia and global feminism. Ph.D. and M.A., Western Michigan University; B.A., Hope College.
Associate Professor of Politics
Teaches courses in international relations including International Politics, U.S. Foreign Policy, and International Political Economics. He also teaches courses in comparative politics that deal with the themes of democratization, development, and human rights both globally and with special emphasis on Latin America and Europe. Ph.D., C.Phil, and M.A., University of California, Los Angeles; B.A., Michigan State University.
Associate Professor of French
Teaches the international relations course Cultures of France and the Francophone World. Ph.D., University of Wisconsin; M.A. and B.A., University of Iowa.
Professor of Economics and Business
Teaches the international relations courses Economic Development, International Economics, and Global Environmental Economics. Ph.D. and M.A., University of Pittsburgh; M.A., Ohio State University; B.A., Denison University.
Professor of Russian
Teaches the international relations course Introduction to Russian Culture and Civilization. Ph.D. and M.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; B.A., Grand Valley State Colleges.
Professor of Spanish
Teaches the international relations courses Peninsular Culture and Civilization, and Latin American Culture and Civilization. Ph. D. and M.A., University of Iowa.
Professor of Religion
Teaches the international relations course Religions of the World. Ph.D., Boston College; M.A., Episcopal Divinity School; B.A., Grinnell College.