Tim earned his Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of Rochester. He joined the Department in August 2016 where he teaches courses on international relations, environmental security, and US foreign policy. Prior to Drew University, Tim taught at Villanova University and Wayne State University.
Tim’s research focuses on explaining the violence in contemporary insurgent wars. His research is driven by questions concerning the intersection of violence and physical geography, notably weather and climate. His past research examined how variability in inclement weather affects the distribution of conflict violence in civil wars, and his current research projects examine how climate change affects the dynamics of counterinsurgent military operations.
“Weather, Terrain and Warfare: Coalition Fatalities in Afghanistan,” Conflict Management and Peace Science 30:3 (2013): 220-239.
“The Timing of Conflict Violence: Hydraulic Behavior in the Ugandan Civil War,” Conflict Management and Peace Science 32:4 (2015): 370-394.
After earning his Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Jason taught at Florida State University in the departments of Political Science and Public Health. He joined the faculty of Drew in 2011 where he teaches courses on European politics, political economy, and research methods.
Broadly, Jason’s research focuses on the politics of the mature welfare states of Europe and the United States. His early work explored why levels of support for the welfare state vary across countries, pointing to a number of factors including the influence of religion and so called “policy feedback effects.” More recently, his research examines the consequences of significant cross-national differences in the levels of political knowledge for public opinion and voting.
Jordan, Jason (2018) Political Awareness and Support for Redistribution. European Political Science Review 10 (1): 119-137.
Jordan, Jason (2016) Religion and Inequality: The Lasting Impact of Religious Traditions and Institutions on Welfare State Development. European Political Science Review 8 (1): 25-48.
Jordan, Jason (2014) Religious Belief, Religious Denomination, and Preferences for Redistribution: A Comparison across 13 Countries. West European Politics 37(1): 19-41.
Jordan, Jason (2013) Policy Feedback and Support for the Welfare State: Universalism and Support for the Welfare State across Three Policy Areas. European Journal of Social Policy 23 (2): 134-148.
Jinee Lokaneeta received her PhD from the University of Southern California (USC). Prior to USC, she taught Political Science at Kirori Mal College, Delhi University, India. Jinee completed her Bachelors, Masters and Mphil in Political Science at Delhi University. Her areas of interest include Law and Violence, Political Theory (Postcolonial, Feminist and Marxist theory), Transnational Law, Jurisprudence, and Cultural Studies. She joined Drew University in 2006.
She was a Visiting Scholar at the Centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi from February 10-15, 2014 and the Center for the Study of Law and Society, University of California, Berkeley in fall 2009. She was the Book Review Editor of Law and Society Review from 2013-2016. She is the current President of Consortium of Undergraduate Law and Justice Programs.
Patrick J. McGuinn is Professor of Political Science and Education at Drew University and a Senior Research Specialist at the Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE). He holds a Ph.D. in Government and a M.Ed. in Education Policy from the University of Virginia and has held fellowships at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, the Rockefeller Institute for Government, the Taubman Center for Public Policy at Brown University, and the Miller Center for Public Affairs. Patrick’s first book, No Child Left Behind and the Transformation of Federal Education Policy, 1965-2005, (Kansas, 2006) was honored as a Choice outstanding academic title. He is also the co-editor of The Convergence of K-12 and Higher Education: Policies and Programs in a Changing Era (Harvard Education Press, 2016) and Education Governance for the 21st Century: Overcoming the Structural Barriers to School Reform (Brookings Institution Press, 2013). Patrick has published many academic articles and book chapters and has produced policy reports for the Brookings Institution, the American Enterprise Institute, the Center for American Progress, the New America Foundation, and the Thomas B. Fordham Institute. He is a regular commentator on education policy and politics in media outlets and was recognized as one of the nation’s top Edu-Scholars by Education Week for the past eight years. He is a former high school social studies teacher and the father of four daughters in public school.
Patrick’s research interests are in national politics and institutions, education and social welfare policy, American political development, federalism, and the policymaking process.
The Convergence of K-12 and Higher Education: Policies and Programs in a Changing Era
(Harvard Education Press, October 2016)
Education Governance for the Twenty-First Century: Overcoming the Structural Barriers to School Reform (Brookings Institution Press, 2013).
No Child Left Behind and the Transformation of Federal Education Policy, 1965-2005 (University Press of Kansas , June 2006)
Sangay Mishra specializes in immigrant political incorporation, global immigration, and racial and ethnic politics. Before joining Drew University in 2013, he was a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at Lehigh University, PA. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. He served as the co-chair of Asian and Pacific American Caucus of the American Political Science Association from 2014-2016 and is currently a member of Committee on the Status of Asian Pacific Americans of the Western Political Science Association.
He teaches courses in American Politics and Political Theory including Race and Politics; Immigration; Cultural Diversity and the Law; Muslims and the West; Latino Politics and Citizenship.
His book, titled Desis Divided: The Political Lives of South Asian Americans was published by the University of Minnesota Press in 2016.
Focusing on Indian, Pakistani, and Bangladeshi American communities, the book analyzes features such as class, religion, nation of origin, language, caste, gender, and sexuality in mobilization and shows how these internal characteristics lead to multiple paths of political inclusion, defying a unified group experience.
Read “An Indian immigrant is murdered in Kansas. It’s part of a spike in hate crimes against South Asians.” Washington Post/Monkey Cage, March 7, 2017.
March 3, 2016: Yale
Oct 7, 2016: NYU
Oct 27, 2016: Rutgers, New Brunswick
Feb 6, 2017: UCLA
March 30, 2017: Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison
His current research project focuses on the emerging patterns of interaction between Muslim communities and the law enforcement agencies in the post-9/11 period. Another project is concerned with the transnational engagements of the Indian American diaspora.
Immigrant Political Incorporation, Racial and Religious Profiling, Transnationalism and Diaspora, Global Migration, Comparative Immigration Policy
“Race, Religion, and Political Mobilization: South Asians in the Post-9/11 U.S.” 2013. Studies in Ethnicity and NationalismVol.13 (2).
“Rights at Risk: South Asians in the Post-9/11 United States.” 2011. AAPI Nexus: Asian American and Pacific Islanders Policy, Practice, and Community Vol. 9(1).
“Race, Religion, and Discrimination: South Asian Immigrants in the Post-9/11 U.S.” 2012.In Faith and Race in American Political Life, Robin Jacobson and Nancy Wadsworth (eds.). Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press.
“Transnationalism and Nationalistic Discourses: Indian Immigrants in the United States.” 2009. In The Transnational Politics of Asian Americans, Pei-te Lien and Christian Collet (eds.). Philadelphia: Temple University Press.
After earning a PhD in political science at the University of California – Berkeley and spending several years working at the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment and the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., Phil Mundo joined the Drew faculty in 1986. He teaches courses on American Politics and Public policy and has directed Drew’s Washington Semester Program and the London Semester Program.
American government, public policy, environmental policy and energy policy.
“Business Influence in State-Level Environmental Policy” in M. Kraft and S. Kamieniecki (ed.) Business and Environmental Policy: Corporate Interests in the American Political System (MIT Press, 2007) [with B. Rabe].
National Politics in a Global Economy: The Domestic Sources of U.S. Trade Policy (Georgetown University Press, 1999).
Interest Groups: Cases and Characteristics (Nelson-Hall Publishers, 1992).
Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Relations
Mengxiao (Phoebe) Tang
Phoebe Tang received her Ph.D. in Political Science and International Relations at the University of Southern California in 2018. Before coming to the U.S., she earned her B.A. and M.Phil. in Beijing and Hong Kong, respectively. Phoebe joined the Department as a Visiting Assistant Professor in August 2019 and teaches courses in comparative politics, Chinese politics, authoritarianism, contentious politics, and public health. Prior to Drew, she taught briefly at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.
Phoebe’s research interests broadly concern state-society relations in authoritarian states, especially political participation, social contention, and environment and health policies, with a regional focus on China and other developing nations.
Tang, Phoebe Mengxiao. (2018). ““Project Battle” or “Policy War”?: Protest, Advocacy, and the Outcomes of Environmental Contention in China.” The Journal of Current Chinese Affairs, Vol. 47, No. 1, pp. 3-40. Chen, Feng and Mengxiao Tang (2013), “Labor Resistance in China: Typologies and Their Implications.” Asian Survey, 53 (3): 559-583.
Carlos earned his PhD in International Relations at the London School of Economics. At American University, he completed a MA in International Peace and Conflict Resolution Studies and a BA in International Studies. He joined the Department in August 2005. Prior to Drew University, Carlos taught at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Hamilton College. He also was a Visiting Scholar at Cornell University’s Peace Studies Program and a Visiting Fellow at Rutgers-Newark’s Division of Global Affairs.
Carlos is interested in three research areas. First, he examines the legal and political ramifications of humanitarian interventions and post-war peace-building efforts. Second, Carlos is interested in contemporary debates on U.S. foreign policy. Third, he is researching the emergence and the evolution of post-9/11 global counter-terrorism strategies. He is especially intrigued by terrorist organizations’ financing efforts and how global governance networks have encouraged states, especially in the Arab world, to adopt new counter-terrorism financing laws and regulations.
“Towards Deliberative Peace: A Habermasian Critique of Contemporary Peace Operations,” Journal of International Relations and Development, 12.1 (2009): 58-89.
“Microfinancing Terrorism: A Study in al Qaeda Financing Strategy” in M. Cox (ed.) State of Corruption, State of Chaos: The Terror of Political Malfeasance (Lexington Books, 2008) with T. Koker, 167-180.
“Why Did the U.N. Security Council Approve the Anglo-American Project to Transform Postwar Iraq?: The Evolution of International Law in the Shadow of the American Hegemon,” Journal of International Law and International Relations, 3.1 (2007): 65-94.
“America’s Quest for Global Hegemony: Offensive Realism, the Bush Doctrine and the 2003 Iraq War,” Theoria: A Journal of Social and Political Theory, 53.2 (2006): 125-157.
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