Director of the Legal Studies Program
Director of Peace and Global Studies
315 445 4495 (office)
Ph.D. Political Science, University of Colorado, Boulder
Fields: Political Theory, Comparative Politics, International Relations
M.A. University of Colorado, Boulder Political Science
B.A. Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Summa Cum Laude, and with University Honors (4.0 GPA)
Major: Political Science | Minor: Italian
Romanian-American University, Bucharest, Romania Law School
General Interests: Political philosophy; Comparative Political Theory; Eastern European political theory as it relates to dissidence, resistance, totalitarianism and political ideology; Vaclav Havel’s political thought. Most recent book: Political Action in Vaclav Havel's Thought: The Responsibility of Resistance Download Popescu's complete C.V.
Christopher M. Jones, Ph.D.
Dean of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Political Science
308 Grewen Hall
Ph.D The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs,
M.A. Binghamton University, State University of New York
B.A. Binghamton University, State University of New York
Phi Beta Kappa
Dr. Jones currently serves as the Dean of Arts and Sciences. He is also Adjunct Professor of Political Science at The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. Previously, he was Professor of Political Science and Associate Vice Provost for University Honors at Northern Illinois University (NIU). At NIU, he served as the Political Science Department’s director of undergraduate studies, assistant chair, and chair.
Dr. Jones is a specialist in international relations and foreign policy analysis. His research and teaching specialties are U.S. foreign policy and national security policy, with an emphasis on the domestic determinants of such policies. He has a particular interest in the role of bureaucratic organizations and politics within the U.S. foreign policy process. His research has examined a range of subjects, including arms control, export control policy, leadership accountability, weapons procurement, intelligence, NATO enlargement, organizational change within the foreign policy bureaucracy, and the future of American foreign policy.
Dr. Jones has been recognized for teaching excellence by student organizations, the American
Political Science Association, the National Political Science Honor Society, Who’s Who among America’s Teachers, and three universities. He was a recipient of NIU’s Outstanding International Educator Award, NIU’s Great Professor Award, and NIU’s Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award and was named a Presidential (Distinguished) Teaching Professor, the institution’s highest teaching honor. At its 2013 national conference, the Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars presented Dr. Jones with the Yvonne Captain Faculty Award for Outstanding Contributions in International Education. Dr. Jones is a two-term, past president of the Foreign Policy Analysis Section of the International Studies Association.
Susan Behuniak - Emerita
Ph.D. in Political Science, SUNY at Albany, 1985.
M.A. in Political Science, SUNY at Albany, 1980.
B.A. in Mass Communications, St. Bonaventure University, 1978.