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- Professor of Political Science, Queens College and Graduate Center, The City University of New York, 2006–present. Associate Professor, 1998–2006.
- Deputy Executive Officer (i.e., deputy chair), MA/Ph.D. Program in Political Science, CUNY Graduate Center, 2006–7, 2015–present.
- Assistant to Associate Professor of Political Science, Tulane University, 1992–98.
- Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1992 (Political Science).
- B.A. Reed College, 1984 (Philosophy).
Courses Taught (G=graduate; U=undergraduate)
- Introduction to Political Science—U
- International Politics—U
- Causes of War and Peace—U
- Politics of Strategy and War—U
- U.S. Security Policy—U
- U.S. Foreign Policy—G & U
- Comparative Foreign Policy—G & U
- International Security—G
- International Relations Theory—G
- Qualitative Research Methods—G
- Teaching Political Science—G
- International Security
- International Relations Theory
- Political Psychology
- Public Opinion
- Nuclear Proliferation
- Military Occupation
- Critical Thinking Pedagogy
Professional Affiliations and Activities
- Adjunct Research Scholar, Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies, Columbia University, 2007–.
- President, International History and Politics Section, American Political Science Association, 2011–12 (vice president, 2010–11).
- Associate Editor, International Security, 2009–2014.
- Editorial Board, Security Studies, 2005–. Associate Editor, 2003–5.
- Editorial Board, Among Nations readers published by Pearson Publishing and Foreign Affairs, 2005–9.
- Master class instructor, Institute for Qualitative Research Methods, Arizona State University, January 2004.
- Co-convenor, “Unlocking South Africa’s Nuclear Past” conference, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, July 31, 2002.
- Selection Committee Member, 2001 Jervis-Schroeder Book Prize, International History and Politics Division, American Political Science Association, 2002.
- Book manuscript referee, Academic Press, Columbia UP, Cornell UP, Oxford UP, and Routledge.
- Article manuscript referee, American Journal of Political Science, American Political Science Review, American Politics Research, Conflict * Management and Peace Science, Foreign Policy Analysis, International Security, International Studies Perspectives, International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Public Opinion Quarterly, Security Studies, Social Science Journal, World Politics.
- Grant referee, Time-Sharing Experiments in the Social Sciences, 2011, 2012, 2013.
- Member, American Political Science Association, International Studies Association.
Fellowships, Grants, and Honors
- Mellon Residential Fellowship in the Humanities, Center for the Humanities, CUNY Graduate Center, 2010–11.
- Time-Sharing Experiments in the Social Sciences award TESS2-DHS-07, to field a survey experiment on “Public Reactions to Terrorism: Fight or Flight?,” awarded May 2011. TESS is supported by NSF Grant #0818839, and received additional support from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for this project (Jeremy Freese and Penny Visser, PIs). Co-PI.
- National Science Foundation Grant #1139869 (Decision and Risk Management Sciences and Social Psychology Programs), “The Revenge Motive: Understanding Public Bellicosity and Closure in a Post-9/11 World,” $70,000 awarded May 2011. One of two co-PIs; PI Linda Skitka.
- Time-Sharing Experiments in the Social Sciences award to Peter Liberman and Linda Skitka, to field a survey experiment on “Displaced International Punishment,” awarded September 2010. TESS is supported by NSF #Grant 0818839 (Jeremy Freese and Penny Visser, PIs). Co-PI.
- Fellow, Center for Place, Culture, and Politics, CUNY Graduate Center, 2007–8.
- PSC-CUNY Research Awards, 1998–99, 2000–1, 2003–4, 2004–5, 2006–7, 2011–12, 2013–14, 2018–19.
- Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Plowshares Fund, grants for South African nuclear history and declassification project, 2002.
- Smith Richardson Foundation Junior Faculty Research Grant, for research on the South African nuclear weapons program, 1999.
- Queens College Faculty-Mentored Undergraduate Research Grant, 1999.
- Carnegie Corporation of New York grant, for research on the South African nuclear weapons program, 1998–99.
- Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellowship, 1997 (declined).
- Tulane University Committee on Research grants for summer research, 1993, 1994, 1996.
- Lilly Endowment Teaching Fellowship, 1994–95.
- MIT nomination for Helen Dwight Reid Award (for best international relations dissertation) of the American Political Science Association, 1993.
- Postdoctoral Fellowship, John M. Olin Institute for Strategic Studies, Center for International Affairs, Harvard University, 1991–92.