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Meet the Director

John Barkdull

Dr. John Barkdull

Director TTU Peace Corps Program

John Barkdull received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and joined Texas Tech in 1993 after teaching at Michigan State University. His areas of specialization include international relations theory, international organization, international environmental politics, and globalization. Dr. Barkdull currently serves as the Director of Global Studies for the Department of Political Science. Dr. Barkdull is also the advisor for the International Studies Minor. Dr. Barkdull was a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the US Air Force Academy in the academic years of 2008 - 2010. He was Senior Fulbright Fellow in Bangladesh in 2003 and a Fulbright-Hays Fellow in Southeast Asia. He has been a Fellow at the Carnegie Faculty Institute on Ethics and International Affairs. He was named Distinguished Professor in the Department of Political Science at Texas Tech in 1997 and Professor of the Year in 1994 and 1998. He teaches undergraduate courses on international politics, US foreign policy, international organization, transnational issues, and American public policy. He teaches graduate courses on international relations theory. His articles have appeared in American Political Science Review, Environmental Ethics, Ethics, and International Affairs, Presidential Studies Quarterly, Social Science Quarterly, Global Environmental Politics, Journal of Diplomacy and International Relations, Global Change, Peace and Security, and elsewhere.


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