Faculty / Staff

Department Administration

Staff

amanda

Ms. Amanda Jordan, Department Secretary

Departmental Secretary II
Troy University
331 McCall Hall (MSCX)
Telephone: (334) 670-5926

 

Chair and Directors

 

 
Slobodchikoff

Michael O. Slobodchikoff, Ph.D., Chair 

Areas of Interest: Russia, Former Soviet Union, International Cooperation, Networks, International Law, Security, International Conflict.

Chair / Associate Professor of Political Science
Troy University
334 McCall Hall (MSCX)
Troy, AL 36082
mslobodchikoff@troy.edu
Telephone: (334) 670-5926 
spectrum.troy.edu/mslobodchikoff

Ph.D., Political Science, University of Arizona

Michael O. Slobodchikoff has published several peer-reviewed articles. His first book entitled Strategic Cooperation: Overcoming the Barriers of Global Anarchy was published in 2013, his next book, entitled Building Hegemonic Order Russia's Way: Rules, Stability and predictability in the Post-Soviet Space, was published in 2014. His current book is entitled Cultural Imperialism and the Decline of the Liberal Order: Russian and Western Soft Power in Eastern Europe and is coauthored with G. Doug Davis. He is an Associate Professor of Political Science as well as Chair of the Political Science Department at Troy University. He specializes in relations between Russia and the former Soviet states, international conflict and peace, security, and comparative politics. He is a regular contributor to Russia Direct, and has often served as an analyst on Russian relations with Ukraine for BBC World News as well as Voice of Russia Radio.

Ledet

Richard Ledet, Ph. D., Associate Chair

Areas of Interest: Religion and politics, Research Methods and Applications, Political Culture and Civil Society, US Politics, Political and Democratic Development

Associate Chair/ Assistant Professor of Political Science
Troy University
331C McCall Hall (MSCX)
Troy, AL 36082
rledet@troy.edu
Telephone: 1-334-808-6608

Ph.D., Political Science, University of Notre Dame

Richard Ledet is currently an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Troy University, in Troy, Alabama. A former US Army Infantryman (1995-1997), and Infantry Squad Leader in the Louisiana National Guard (1997-2000), Ledet earned a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Notre Dame in 2011, and served as an Army field researcher in Afghanistan in 2012. He teaches American and Comparative politics courses, and conducts research across numerous areas of interest.

davis  

G. Douglas Davis, Ph. D., Director of the Master's of Science in International Relations Program

Areas of Interest: Research Methods, Europe

Director of MSIR Program / Associate Professor
Troy University
331A McCall Hall (MSCX)
Troy, AL 36082
gddavis@troy.edu
Telephone: 1-334-808-6280

Ph.D., Political Science, University of Arizona

Anderson  

Terry Anderson, Ph. D., Director of MPA Program

Areas of Interest: Public Policy, Corruption, Program Evaluation and Grant Writing and Management

MPA Director / Associate Professor of Public Administration Troy University
Troy Online
Ft. Walton Beach

tanderson@troy.edu
Telephone: 1-850-537-8016

Ph.D., Public Administration, Florida Atlantic University

Dr. Anderson joined the faculty of Troy University in January 1998. Prior to that, she worked in law enforcement for 21 years, first with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (1976-1983) and later with the Broward Sheriff's Office (1983-1997). Her academic background is di-verse. She earned undergraduate degrees from Stetson University (B.A. in Russian, 1972) and the University of Central Florida (B.A. in History, 1973). In addition, she has a certificate in Statistics from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Graduate School (1982). She completed a Master of Science in Management degree at St. Thomas University (1989). Finally, her Ph.D. in Public Administration was completed at Florida Atlantic University in 1997. Dr. Anderson has traveled extensively, including over 20 trips to the Republic of Georgia where she has taught numerous courses in both the MPA and International Relations programs at the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs (GIPA) and consulted to develop and deliver seminars, including one in Organizational Management to former President Saakashvili's Public Affairs Staff. She has published several articles and case studies and one book, entitled, Public Administration in Transition: Managing the Public Sector in an Emerging Democracy. In February 2015, she spent 4 weeks in Ukraine delivering several seminars on the subject of public policy and good governance, establishing what is becoming a long-term relationship with Ukrainian Catholic University (UCU) in Lviv, Ukraine. Dr. Anderson has served as a consultant with UCU, helping them to develop a full MPA program to add to their current offerings and has returned to UCU twice since the program began in September 2015 to teach MPA courses.

 

Department Faculty

 Abbey

Robert F. Abbey, Jr., Ph. D.

Areas of Interest: Quantitative Analysis, Program Evaluation, Research Methods and Policy Analysis, Prediction of Hazard and Risk Probabilities of Natural Disasters, and Organizational Theory and Behavior 

Associate Professor of Public Administration
Troy University
Troy Online


rabbey@troy.edu
Telephone: 1-301-464-3029

Ph.D., Public Administration, University of Southern California

Dr. Robert F. Abbey, Jr., is an Associate Professor of Public Administration at Troy University. Prior to 2002, Dr. Abbey served for 30 years in the federal government, first as Director of Meteorology research for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (originally the

Atomic Energy Commission) from 1972-1983, then in a similar position with the Office of Naval Research from 1983-2002. He has authored over 80 publications and several book chapters, primarily on application of extreme value theory to natural phenomena. He is a fellow of the American Meteorological Society and a “Certified Consulting Meteorologist.”  He was the lead consultant on a $1 M grant to evaluate the effectiveness of teaching American History in Cleveland, OH, public schools. In 2012, he was awarded “Adjunct Faculty of the Year” by American University. He is also a consultant to Sage Publications and the Weather Channel. His current research interests include examining different thinking styles across organizational cultures and generations.

 Terry Anderson

Terry Anderson, Ph. D.

Areas of Interest: Public Policy, Corruption, Program Evaluation and Grant Writing and Management

 MPA Director / Associate Professor of Public Administration

Troy University
Troy Online
Ft. Walton Beach

tanderson@troy.edu
Telephone: 1-850-537-8016

Ph.D., Public Administration, Florida Atlantic University

Dr. Anderson joined the faculty of Troy University in January 1998. Prior to that, she worked in law enforcement for 21 years, first with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (1976-1983) and later with the Broward Sheriff's Office (1983-1997). Her academic background is di-verse. She earned undergraduate degrees from Stetson University (B.A. in Russian, 1972) and the University of Central Florida (B.A. in History, 1973). In addition, she has a certificate in Statistics from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Graduate School (1982). She completed a Master of Science in Management degree at St. Thomas University (1989). Finally, her Ph.D. in Public Administration was completed at Florida Atlantic University in 1997. Dr. Anderson has travelled extensively, including over 20 trips to the Republic of Georgia where she has taught numerous courses in both the MPA and International Relations programs at the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs (GIPA) and consulted to develop and deliver seminars, including one in Organizational Management to former President Saakashvili's Public Affairs Staff. She has published several articles and case studies and one book, entitled, Public Administration in Transition: Managing the Public Sector in an Emerging Democracy. In February 2015, she spent 4 weeks in Ukraine delivering several seminars on the subject of public policy and good governance, establishing what is becoming a long-term relationship with Ukrainian Catholic University (UCU) in Lviv, Ukraine. Dr. Anderson has served as a consultant with UCU, helping them to develop a full MPA program to add to their current offerings and has returned to UCU twice since the program began in September 2015 to teach MPA courses.

 Bailey

Melissa Bailey, Ph. D.

Areas of Interest: nonprofit management and leadership, grant writing and management, public value, cross-sector collaborations, education policy

Assistant Professor of Public Administration
Troy University
Troy Online
312K McCall Hall (MSCX)
Troy, AL 36082
 mbailey97613@troy.edu
Telephone: 334-808-6710

BS, University of West Alabama

MPA, Auburn University Montgomery

Ph.D. Public Administration and Public Policy, Auburn University

 

Dr. Melissa Bailey is a native of Berry, AL. She joined the faculty at Troy University in 2018. Dr. Bailey has over 13 years of nonprofit and government experience. With broad experience in nonprofit administration, she has managed fundraising campaigns and events that engaged board members, mobilized volunteers, and dramatically increased giving. She is also an expert grant writer and manager. She was recognized for her outstanding contributions to the Alabama Department of Homeland Security by Governor Bob Riley. She was awarded a Black Excellence Award in the area of nonprofit leadership for exemplifying excellence in the Shoals community. And she recently received the distinction of being the University of West Alabama’s Most Distinguished Alumni in the College of Liberal Arts.

 Campbell

Joel Campbell, Ph. D.

Areas of Interest: Politics and Political Economy of Northeast Asia, Technology Policy and International Security

Associate Professor of International Relations


Troy University
18 FSS/FSDE
APO, AP 96368-5134
 jrcampbell@troy.edu
Telephone: DSN 634-5365 +81-611-734-5365

Ph.D., Political Science, Miami University (Ohio)

 

Joel R. Campbell is an Associate Professor of Political Science in the Pacific Region (Japan and Korea) of the Global Campus program of Troy University. He teaches in the Masters of Science in International Relations (MSIR) program. He has served as faculty chair for the Troy Pacific Region, has been a member of the Institutional Review Board and the Faculty Senate. He is now on the Undergraduate Academic Council. He has taught at global political economy at Tohoku University, politics and economics at Miyazaki International College and political economy and business at Kansai Gaidai University in Japan, as well as international relations at Chung Ang University, political economy and public policy at Kyung Hee University and East Asian political history at Yonsei University in Korea. He has published extensively on his principal research interests, the politics and political economy of Northeast Asia, along with technology policy and international security

 Craig

Kern W. Craig, Ph. D.

 Research interests: political economy

Associate Professor of Public Administration
Troy University
Troy Online


kcraig38002@troy.edu
Telephone: 1-850-301-2125

Ph. D., University of Mississippi

Professor Craig began teaching for Troy University in 2004. He previously taught for a number of other colleges and universities since his wife’s career as an Air Force officer required many moves.

His academic qualifications include a B.Sc. in Business Administration from California State University, an M.B.A. in Management from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Mississippi.

Professor Craig's doctoral dissertation was entitled "Empirical Tests of Dependency Theory in the Contemporary Commonwealth Caribbean."

 Davis

G. Douglas Davis, Ph. D.

Research interests:

Director of MSIR Program / Associate Professor
Troy University
331A McCall Hall (MSCX)
Troy, AL 36082
gddavis@troy.edu 
Telephone: 1-334-808-6280

Ph.D., Political Science, University of Arizona

 Dunning

Pamela T. Dunning, Ph. D.

Areas of Interest: Public Budgeting, Strategic Planning, and Performance Measurement

Associate Professor of Public Administration
Troy University
Troy Online


pdunning@troy.edu

Ph.D., Public Administration and Urban Policy, Old Dominion University

Dr. Dunning has a doctorate in public administration and urban policy from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, a master of urban studies and a master of public administration from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, and a bachelor of science in business administration from Wayland Baptist University in Wayland, Texas.

She spent over seven years teaching in the government and public affairs program at Christopher Newport University, Newport News, Virginia. Prior to teaching, Dr. Dunning spent over 11 years as a budget analyst with the Air Force at the Pentagon and Air Combat Command and was the program coordinator for the only Air Force GPRA pilot project. She is also a certified strategic planning facilitator.

Dr. Dunning is a member of the American Society of Public Administration and has been a past president of the Hampton Roads Chapter. She is also a member of the American Society of Military Comptrollers and was a past Air Force vice-president of the Hampton Roads Chapter. She is a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society (Interdisciplinary Studies) and Pi Alpha Alpha (Public Affairs and Administration) Honor Society. Dr. Dunning is also an ardent and life-long Cleveland Browns fan.

 Esteves

Tammy Esteves, Ph. D.

Areas of Interest: Social Media use for civic engagement, and emergency preparedness and response, Sustainability, eLearning, and the Role of Technology in Building Community

Assistant Professor of Public Administration
Troy University
Troy Online


tlesteves@troy.edu
Telephone: 1-407-313-0799

BA, American Government, University of Virginia


MPA, James Madison University


Ph.D, Public Administration and Public Affairs, Virginia Tech

 

Tammy Barnett Esteves, Ph.D., is a native Virginian, now living in Orlando. Dr. Esteves ("Dr. E" to her students) brings both practical and academic experience to the field of public administration. She has been a full-time faculty member with Troy University's MPA program since 2002. Prior to TROY, she taught for Christopher Newport University, the University of Richmond, and Indiana State University. She has also taught individual courses for NC State, Virginia Commonwealth University, James Madison University and The Presidio Graduate School. Prior to entering the world of academia, her practical experiences included work as training coordinator for Virginia Blood Services; human resources director for International AutoSport; community services coordinator for the Jefferson Area Board for Aging; development coordinator for the Virginia Discovery Museum; and Interim Executive Director for Avalon, a women's shelter in Williamsburg, Virginia. 


Dr. Esteves is very active in the American Society for Public Administration, where she is on the board of the Section of Democracy and Social Justice, and is a past president of the Evergreen Chapter in Seattle. She primarily teaches Research Methods, Leadership in Public Administration, Ethics in Public Administration, eGovernance, and Public Health Preparedness and Emergency Response. Her main research interest is the role of technology for building community, particularly in the areas of social media, crowdsourcing, and GIS. She brings these interests into the classroom with creative assignments to get students to think outside the box and make connections to the world around them, encouraging whole person education and lifelong learning.

 Gibson

Pamela A. Gibson, Ph. D.

Areas of Interest: Ethics and Moral Development, Citizen Participation in Policy Formation, Research-Practice Gap, and Cyberbullying

Associate Professor of Public Administration
Troy University
Troy Online


pagibson@troy.edu 

Ph.D., Public Policy and Administration, Virginia Commonwealth University

 

Dr. Pamela A. Gibson is an Associate Professor at Troy University. She has held teaching positions at Old Dominion University, University of Richmond, and Virginia Commonwealth University. She also served as adjunct instructor for University of Virginia and Christopher Newport University. She earned her PhD in Public Policy and Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University, a Master of Public Administration degree from VCU and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Virginia. Prior to entering academia, she served the public in professional positions in the mental health field; most recently, as Program Coordinator for the Cobb County and Douglas County Boards of Health. Her recent research interests include administrative ethics and immigration policy, cyber-service in the public sphere, and empirical assessment of moral reasoning. Her research has been published in Human Resource Management Review, Public Administration Quarterly, Journal of Public Affairs Education, Ethics & Behavior and Public Integrity.

 guobrennan

Michael Guo-Brennan, Ph. D.

Areas of Interest: Public Administration with Global Perspectives, Civic Capacity and Engagement, Education Policy and Administration, Immigration Policy, Comparative Policy and Politics, Non-profit Management, Emergency Management, Organizational Theory, Ethics and Leadership, Mixed-Methods Research

Assistant Professor of Public Administration
Troy University
331B McCall Hall (MSCX)
Troy, AL 36082
mbrennan@troy.edu 
Telephone: 1-334-670-5926
 http://michaelguobrennan.com/

Ph.D. Urban and Public Affairs, University of Louisville

 

Dr. Michael Guo-Brennan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Troy University. He also serves as an adjunct professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Prince Edward Island. His teaching is focused on global competency in public administration, public/non-profit policy and administration, organizational leadership, ethics in public administration, political science, educational policy making, emergency management, and diversity issues in public administration and urban education. His research addresses critical issues on public policy and administration from global perspectives, urban education reform, immigration policy and crisis management.

 Hayes

David R. Hayes, Ph. D.

Areas of Interest: International Political Economy, International Relations Theory, International Power, and Terrorism

Assistant Professor of International Relations
Troy University
Troy Online


dhayes@troy.edu 
Telephone: 1-910-286-1871

Ph.D., Political Science, University of Rochester

 henshaw  

Alexis Henshaw, Ph. D.

 Research Interests: civil wars, gender issues in international politics, and post-conflict transitions in Latin America

Assistant Professors of Political Science
Troy University
Columbus/Ft Benning Site 
Columbus, GA 31904


ahenshaw@troy.edu 

ALEXIS HENSHAW is Assistant Professor at Troy University. Her research
interests include civil wars, gender issues in international politics, and post-conflict transitions in Latin America. She is the author of Why
Women Rebel: Understanding Women’s Participation in Armed Rebel Groups (Routledge,
2017) and co-author of Insurgent Women: Female Combatants in Civil Wars (Georgetown University Press, 2019). Her
research has appeared in Journal of Global
Security Studies, International Feminist Journal of Politics
and a variety of other peer-reviewed outlets. Dr. Henshaw has also written for The
Conversation and The
Monkey Cage, the political blog of The Washington
Post. She received her Ph.D. in Political Science from the
University of Arizona.

 Kim  

Hae S. Kim, Ph. D.

Research Interests:

Professor of International Relations
Troy University
Troy Online

eunhaen@troy.edu
Telephone: 1-850-301-2120

Ph.D.,

Kolasa

Thomas Kolasa, Ph. D.

Areas of Interest: Comparative Politics, American Politics, Political Theory

Assistant Professor of Political Science
Troy University
M136 Bldg 136 
Montgomery, AL 36104
tskolasa@troy.edu 
Telephone: 1-334-241-9708

Ph.D., Political Science, Washington University

 Ledet  

Richard Ledet, Ph. D.

Areas of Interest: Religion and politics, Research Methods and Applications, Political Culture and Civil Society, US Politics, Political and Democratic Development

Associate Chair/ Assistant Professor of Political Science
Troy University
331C McCall Hall (MSCX)
Troy, AL 36082
rledet@troy.edu 
Telephone: 1-334-808-6608

Ph.D., Political Science, University of Notre Dame

Richard Ledet is currently an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Troy University, in Troy, Alabama. A former US Army Infantryman (1995-1997), and Infantry Squad Leader in the Louisiana National Guard (1997-2000), Ledet earned a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Notre Dame in 2011, and served as an Army field researcher in Afghanistan in 2012. He teaches American and Comparative politics courses, and conducts research across numerous areas of interest.

 McDaniel  

Dayna McDaniel, Ph. D.

Areas of interest: Public Health and Personnel Management

Senior Lecturer of Public Administration
Troy University
Troy Online


dmcdaniel@troy.edu 

Ph.D., Public Administration, University of Alabama

Dr. Dayna McDaniel holds a Doctorate in Public Administration from the University of Alabama, an M.S. in Management, and a B.S. in Political Science.  

Academic Experience: College instructor since 1990, Full-time instructor for Troy University teaching research methods, public personnel, and public health courses. Dr. McDaniel has taught as adjunct Professor for UWF, Embry Riddle, Barry University, OWCC, St Leo, and other colleges in Management Graduate and Undergraduate, Health Service Administration, and Public Administration. Her academic research has been in the areas of instructor online training and better communication with online students and advising online.  She also has developed several internal organizations for the faculty and students use in which led to published articles as well as consulting with other departments and other educational institutions on the models.   

Public Administration Experience; Dr. Dr. McDaniel began her political science career as an White House intern for the White House News Summary Office at White House Washington DC under the Reagan Administration and later became a  Legislative Aid for Florida State House of Representatives in the Panhandle. Dr. McDaniel also had local county employment experience with her teaching career that began as an elementary (1-2nd Grade) and high school (algebra) teacher at Riverside, CA.  

Military Career Experience:  In Dr. McDaniel's military career, she is a retired Lt. Colonel in the Air Force Reserve Hospital Administrator (last assigned to HQ Air Force Special Operations Surgeon's office, Hurlburt Field) as the augmenter for the Command's Health Service Administrator. Lt. Col. McDaniel's past assignments are as follows: Mission Coordinator for Humanitarian Civic Action Missions in South America for the 919 Medical Squadron and Medical Readiness Officer, interim Squadron Hospital Administrator for the 919 Medical Squadron, Air Evacuation Operations officer for "live" patient missions on flying status for 68 Air Evacuation Squadron Norton AFB, CA (several patient evacuation missions accomplished throughout the European and Pacific theater); Director of Personnel for the 414 Medical Squadron, March AFB, CA.

 Meine  

Manfred F. Meine, Ph. D.

Areas of Interest: Public Sector Ethics, Teaching Ethics, Public Budgeting and Online Education.

Professor of Public Administration
Troy University
Troy Online


drmmeine@troy.edu 
Telephone: 1-850-301-2133

Ph.D., Public Administration, Golden Gate University

Dr. Meine holds the academic rank of professor and is a member of the TROY Public Administration graduate faculty. He has served TROY for more than 19 years in a number of roles including eight years as the Regional Director of TROY's former Florida Region from which he resigned in 2007 to return to full time teaching. Dr. Meine also previously served as the Department Chair for Public Administration and as the Academic Director of TROY's Atlantic Region.

Dr. Meine's college and university level teaching spans more than thirty years.  Prior to pursuing an academic career, as a graduate of the FBI National Academy, Dr. Meine served as a Special Agent for a Defense Department Criminal Investigative Organization where he managed various investigative units throughout the world. His previous professional positions also include: Supervising personal security for two Secretaries of Defense, personnel management at Federal Departmental Level, training consultant and trainer for New York City, New York State and New Jersey Social Service agencies and several investigative operations and training policy positions.

Dr. Meine's education includes a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha; a Master of Arts Degree from John Jay College, City University of New York; and a Ph.D. in Public Administration from Golden Gate University in San Francisco.

Dr. Meine is a former President of the Florida Advisory Council on Military Education (ACME), is a past executive board member and treasurer of the National Association of Institutions for Military Educational Services (NAIMES) and he is active in the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) where he is a past treasurer and a current member of the Executive Committee of ASPA's Ethics Section. Dr. Meine actively participates in academic and professional conferences, and he is active in his community. He has presented extensively in the international arena throughout Europe, and he has been a member of official ASPA delegations presenting at international conferences in Chengdu and Xiamen, China, and in Moscow, Russia. Dr. Meine's research and publication efforts focus on public sector ethics, teaching ethics, public budgeting and online education. Dr. Meine teaches at the graduate level online and in the classroom and has taught at the undergraduate level in the classroom and online. 

 Mitchell  

Charles E. Mitchell, Ph. D.

Areas of Interest: EEO Law and Government Ethics

Associate Professor of Public Administration
Troy University
Troy Online


cmitchell19705@troy.edu
Telephone: 1-678-527-0615 
Fax: 1-770-730-0596

Ph.D., Public Administration, University of Georgia

Charles E. Mitchell, Ph.D., is a graduate of the University of Georgia and is currently employed with Troy University in Atlanta as an associate professor of public administration. He is a retired federal employee with thirty years of service with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). At the EEOC, he served as enforcement supervisor, district training officer, staff consultant and coordinator of various investigative projects. Dr. Mitchell has also worked in the Atlanta Public Schools, Georgia State University and Clark Atlanta University. Published works on developing EEO law and ethics appear in the Labor Law Journal, The Review of Public Personnel Administration, Public Personnel Management Journal and academic conference proceedings in Europe. He is a member of and has held leadership positions with the American Society for Public Administration, Phi Delta Kappa (Metro Atlanta/Georgia State University Chapter), Pi Alpha Alpha and Phi Kappa Phi (University of Georgia Chapters).

 Pinkston  

Daniel A. Pinkston, Ph. D.

Areas of Interest: Politics, security, and political economy of Northeast Asia; authoritarian politics; North Korea, WMD proliferation.

Lecturer of International Relations
Troy University
51 FSS/FSDE
APO AP 96278-2065
dapinkston@troy.edu
Telephone: 011-82-2-7913-7508

Ph.D. International Affairs, University of California, San Diego

 Sherrill  

Clifton Sherrill, Ph. D.

Areas of Interest: National Security, Nuclear Policy, Counterterrorism, and the Middle East.

Associate Professor of International Relations
Troy University
51 FSS/FSDE
APO AP 96278-2065
csherrill@troy.edu 
Telephone: 011-81-611-734-5539

Ph.D., Political Science, Florida State University

Dr. Sherrill holds a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of South Alabama, a Master's degree in Defense & Strategic Studies from Missouri State University, a J.D. from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s Bowen School of Law, and a Ph.D. in International Relations from Florida State University. A Marine Corps veteran, he has also engaged in private legal practice, worked in the Pentagon’s Office of Counterproliferation Policy, and served as an intelligence analyst in the federal government, including deployment to Iraq in 2005 - 2006 and assignment to the National Counterterrorism Center. Dr. Sherrill accepted an offer to join the faculty of Troy University in 2010. He currently works in Troy's Pacific Region, specializing in national security studies in the graduate International Relations program. His research interests include U.S. defense policy, nuclear strategy, and counterterrorism. Geographically, he focuses on both the Middle East (particularly Iran) and Asian-Pacific security affairs. His recent book Losing Legitimacy: The End of Khomeini's Charismatic Shadow and Regional Security (Lanham: Lexington Press, 2018), argues that the pending succession of Iran's Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei, will force the regime to confront its absence of popular legitimacy. Dr. Sherrill has published articles in Nonproliferation Review, Orbis, Strategic Insights, Comparative Strategy, Middle East Policy, Asian International Review, Journal of Asian Security and International Affairs, and Asian Affairs: An American Review. He is a regular book reviewer for Choice, publishing over 30 book reviews on nuclear strategy, Asian-Pacific security, and Iranian politics.

 Stevenson  

Maryam T. Stevenson, J.D., Ph.D.

Areas of Expertise: immigration law and policy

Assistant Professor of Political Science
Troy University
329 McCall Hall (MSCX)
Troy, AL 36082
mstevenson@troy.edu
Telephone: 1-334-670-3754 
Fax: 1-334-670-5647

PhD, University of Nevada, Las Vegas


JD, University of Memphis


BA, Rhodes College

 

Dr. Stevenson is an Assistant Professor at Troy University and teaches courses in American politics in Troy’s Political Science department, as well as courses in Public Policy and Administrative Law for the MPA program. She is currently working on a book manuscript on congressional behavior on immigration policy and a joint book project on the Australian High Court.

 

Prior to entering academia, Dr. Stevenson practiced administrative law with an emphasis on physician/health care immigration. She continues to consult with clients on skilled worker immigration matters.

 stewart  

Brandon Stewart, Ph. D.

Research Interests: ethnic politics, political violence, East European Politics, and African politics

Assistant Professor of Political Science
Troy University
Columbus/Ft Benning Site 
Columbus, GA 31904


bstewart169746@troy.edu
Telephone: 1-334-448-5188

 

Brandon Stewart is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Troy University, Columbus, Fort Benning. His primary research interests include ethnic politics, political violence, East European Politics, and African politics.

 Sun

Feng Sun, Ph. D.

Research Interests:

Associate Professor of International Relations

Troy University
312D McCall Hall (MSCX)
Troy, AL 36082
fsun57924@troy.edu 
Telephone: 1-334-670-5926

Ph.D., Political Science, University of Alabama

 Taylor

Steven L. Taylor, Ph.D.

Research Interests: democratic institutions, parties, and elections in a comparative context with a geographical focus on Latin America

 

Dean, College of Arts & Sciences-Troy Campus Professor of International Relations

 

Troy University
115 MSCX

Troy Campus

 

Ph.D., Government, University of Texas at Austin

Steven L. Taylor earned his BA in Political Science from the University of California, Irvine in 1990 and his Ph.D. in Government from the University of Texas at Austin in 1996. He joined the faculty of then Troy State University in 1998, serving in a faculty role and eventually as Chair of the Political Science Department until his appointment as Dean of Arts and Sciences in March of 2016. His main areas of academic expertise are those of democratic institutions, parties, and elections in a comparative context with a geographical focus on Latin America. He is the author of Voting amid Violence: Electoral Democracy in Colombia (Northeastern University Press, 2009) as well as articles, book chapters, and reference entries on Colombian politics. His most recent book is A Different Democracy: American Government in a Thirty-One Country Perspective (Yale, 2014) which he co-authored with Matthew S. Shugart, Arend Lijphart and Bernard Grofman.