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Christopher Jones Named Dean of Arts and Sciences at Le Moyne College

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (For Immediate Release) … Following a national search, Le Moyne College has named Dr. Christopher M. Jones as dean of the Division of Arts and Sciences. Jones most recently served as associate vice provost for the University Honors Program at Northern Illinois University (NIU).

“We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Jones to the College,” said Provost Linda LeMura. “His experience, intellect and engagement with both the scholarly and administrative issues at Northern Illinois will serve him well as dean, and we are delighted that he has agreed to take on this leadership role at Le Moyne.”

“This is an exciting leadership opportunity at a superb institution,” said Dr. Jones. “The College’s reputation for academic excellence and high quality arts and sciences education in the Jesuit tradition is especially appealing. It is an honor to join the Le Moyne learning community. I look forward to working with the College’s impressive faculty and serving its talented students.”

As associate vice provost at NIU, Jones oversaw a program serving more than 1,000 high-achieving students from six undergraduate colleges, collaborating with deans, department chairs and honors faculty from more than 50 academic majors and departments. Prior to leading NIU’s Honors Program, he served as chair of the department of political science there. In addition, from 2008-2010, he was president of the Foreign Policy Analysis Section of the International Studies Association.

His areas of expertise are U.S. foreign policy and national security policy with an emphasis on the domestic determinants of such policies. His books, journal articles and refereed book chapters have examined a range of subjects, including bureaucratic politics, arms control, diplomacy, export control policy, leadership accountability, weapons procurement, intelligence, NATO enlargement, and organizational change within the foreign policy bureaucracy. His most recent publication (with Dr. Steven W. Hook) is The Handbook of American Foreign Policy (Routledge, 2012). He is completing a book manuscript on the politics of U.S. foreign policymaking.

Jones has been recognized for teaching excellence by student organizations, the American Political Science Association and the National Political Science Honor Society. At NIU, he was recipient of the Outstanding International Educator Award, the University Honors Great Professor Award, and the Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award. He holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in political science from Binghamton University, State University of New York, where he was Phi Beta Kappa, and a doctorate in political science from The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University. He is married to Kristen (Yannuzzi) Jones, and they have three children.

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posted on: 3/26/2013