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Kevin L. Dooley, Ph.D.

Department Chair

Associate Professor

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Ph.D., Rutgers University

Bey Hall 248
Office Hours
Fall 2021
Monday/Thursday, 11:30-12:30 pm
Courses this Semester
PS 101: Introduction to Political Science
PS 382: International Organizations
PS 398: International Terrorism (Special Topics)
Regularly Taught Courses
PS 101: Introduction to Political Science
PS 221: Early Political Thought
PS 222: Modern Political Thought
PS/SO 278: International Political Economy
PS 361: Comparative European Governments
PS 378: Ethics in International Relations
PS 382: International Organizations
PS 383: Model UN

Dr. Dooley teaches courses in international relations and political theory. His current research looks at the democratic concept of the social contract and the way that many of its assumptions undermine traditionally-held views of political life. He is the author of four books. His most recent book is entitled, States of Nature and Social Contracts: The Metaphors of the Liberal Order


Politics Still Matters: Globalization, Governance, and the Revival of Regional Minorities (2008)Why Politics Matters: An Introduction to Political Science (2012) Co-authored with Joseph N. Patten.

Allegories and Metaphors in Early Political Thought: From Plato to Machiavelli