Online Ph.D. in International Relations
Dr. Luigi Bradizza is a professor and chair of the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Salve Regina, where he has taught since 2009. He holds an M.A. in political science from Boston College (1997) and a Ph.D. in politics from the University of Dallas (2008). He specializes in American government and political philosophy. His research interests encompass American political thought and political philosophy. He has published "Richard T. Ely's Critique of Capitalism" (2013) in addition to a number of scholarly articles and book chapters.
Dr. Kirk Buckman is an assistant professor of political science and director of the Latin American and Caribbean studies program at Stonehill College. He has also taught at Frankin Pierce University, Catholic University of America, Hawaii Pacific University and the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, from which he also received an M.A. in international relations. He did his undergraduate studies at Clark University and received his Ph.D. in political science from Brandeis University. His research focuses on comparative constitutional politics and political economy. He has published articles on politics in Brazil, the European Union, France, Germany and Italy, and is currently working on a project that compares democracies in the Western hemisphere.
Dr. Symeon Giannakos is a professor and director of the graduate programs in international relations at Salve Regina. He holds a Ph.D. in foreign affairs from the University of Virginia (1990) and teaches courses in international relations and comparative politics with a concentration on nationalism and ethnic conflict, and on ethics and international affairs. He has also taught at Norwich University, the American University in Bulgaria, Washington and Lee University and Ohio University. His research focuses on national identity and conflict. He has published extensively on this topic and is the editor of "Ethnic Conflict: Religion, Identity and Politics" (2002). In 2011, he served as a Fulbright Scholar to Albania. His most recent work is on Chinese nationalism, published by Nationalities Papers.
Dr. Yvan Ilunga is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Salve Regina. He holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in global affairs from Rutgers University, an M.S. in social development from the University of Cape Town and a B.A. in international relations from the University of Lubumbashi. He has taught at Central State University, Providence College and James Madison University, and was a visiting scholar in the Department of Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. He is deputy director of Joint Civil-Military Interaction, a research and education network, and has published a number of articles on Africa. He speaks French, English and Swahili.
Dr. Chad Raymond is a professor in the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Salve Regina, where he also chaired the Department of Cultural, Environmental and Global Studies. He holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Hawaii, obtained after doing dissertation field research in Vietnam, and bachelor’s and master’s degrees in the same field from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research interests fall into two general areas: the political economy of development, especially as applied to Asia and the Middle East, and evaluating the effectiveness of teaching methods used in the university classroom. His scholarship has appeared in journals such as China Information, the Journal of Contemporary Asia, Agricultural History, the Journal of Political Science Education and International Studies Perspectives.
Dr. Tatiana Rizova is an associate professor and dean of the College of Social Sciences at Christopher Newport University. She holds a B.A. in applied economics and political science and international relations from the American University in Bulgaria, an M.A. in political science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Ph.D. in political science with a concentration in comparative politics and international relations from the University of California, Los Angeles. She was awarded numerous scholarships and fellowships to support her graduate studies at UW-Madison and UCLA (Open Society Fund scholarship and PBK fellowship). Her scholarly work has appeared in peer-reviewed journals such as Comparative Political Studies, Journal of Politics and Review of European Studies. She is a native speaker of Bulgarian and is fluent in English, Spanish, Russian and Portuguese.
Dr. Hans Schattle is a professor of political science and international studies at Yonsei University. He holds a Ph.D. in politics from the University of Oxford (Mansfield College), an M.A. from Boston College and a B.A. from Boston University. He teaches coursework in citizenship, democracy, civil society, cosmopolitanism, nationalism, global governance, political theory, political communications and the politics of Europe, East Asia and the United States. He has also taught at Roger Williams University and Providence College. He is the author of "Globalization and Citizenship" (Rowman & Littlefield, 2012) and more than 20 refereed journal articles.