Faculty & Staff

Organization and Contributing Faculty

The International Relations program is governed by an executive committee, and has a dedicated team of faculty advisors (see below).

The home of the International Relations program is the Department of Political Science. As an interdisciplinary program, International Relations is staffed by faculty from the following departments:

Staff and Program Contact Information

Academic Office Coordinator
Deb Rotman
(616) 331-2320
r[email protected]

[email protected]

Fax: (616) 331-3550

International Relations
1121 AuSable Hall
1 Campus Drive
Grand Valley State University
Allendale, MI 49401-9403


Executive Committee

Prof Diven

Polly Diven

Ph.D. (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Director, International Relations Program
1107 AuSable Hall
(616) 331-3282
[email protected]
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Fields: international relations, U.S. foreign policy, American politics

 


James Goode

Chad Lingwood

Ph.D. (University of Toronto)
D-1-122 Mackinac Hall
(616) 331-8697
[email protected]
Fields: Middle East, Islamic Civilization, Iran, Persian Literature

 

 


Anne Caillaud

Anne Caillaud

Ph.D. (Michigan State University)
B-2-247 Mackinac Hall
(616) 331-3371
[email protected]
Fields: Modern Languages and Literature (French)

 


Wei Sun

Wei Sun

Ph.D. (University of Kentucky)
482C DeVos Center
(616) 331-7424
[email protected]
Fields: international finance and economics
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Faculty Advisors

John Constantelos

John Constantelos

Ph.D. (Duke University)
1125 AuSable Hall
(616) 331-2869
[email protected]
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Fields: comparative politics, Western Europe, international political economy


Polly Diven

Polly Diven

Ph.D. (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Director, International Relations Program
1107 AuSable Hall
(616) 331-3282
[email protected]
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Fields: international relations, U.S. foreign policy, American politics


Michelle Miller-Adams

Michelle Miller-Adams

Ph.D. (Columbia University)
1105 AuSable Hall
(616) 331-2864
[email protected]
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Fields: international relations, international and domestic development

 


Heather Tafel

Heather Tafel

Ph.D. (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
1128 AuSable Hall
(616) 331-1131
[email protected]
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Fields: democratization, federalism, Russia and Eastern Europe


Thomas Walker

Thomas Walker

Ph.D. (Rutgers University)
1102 Au Sable Hall
(616) 331-8713
[email protected]
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Fields: international relations, history of international political thought, causes of war


Yi Zhao

Yi Zhao

Ph.D. (Yale University)
1108 AuSable Hall
(616) 331-8523
[email protected]
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Fields: comparative politics, Chinese politics, judicial politics



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