Faculty

Learn about our faculty's latest accomplishments in the field of International Policy and Development (IPD). 

Regular Faculty

Professor
Office:
Casa Fuente Building 300J
Phone:
831.647.3564
Expertise:

Japanese foreign and security policy, international relations of the Asia Pacific, international political economy, Asian studies, Asia-Pacific development, East Asia security, globalization, human rights, human security, international migration, international relations theory, Northeast Asia and security issues, US-Asia policy

Assistant Professor
Office:
Casa Fuente Building
Phone:
831.647.4163
Expertise:

International political economy, international relations, comparative politics (U.S., Canada, Latin America and Mexico), migration studies, human rights, human security and trade policy.

Professor
Office:
117 McCone
Phone:
831.647.4180
Expertise:

Human rights, international and comparative politics of the Western Hemisphere, international and grassroots development, women´s rights and roles, globalization

Associate Professor and Program Chair
Office:
McCone 217
Phone:
831.647.4647
Expertise:

Economic development, emerging economies, economics and politics of Latin American countries (including Mexico), immigration, poverty, inequality, natural disasters.

Professor Dayton-Johnson interviewed live about a financial crisis in Latin America on CNBC.

Associate Professor
Office:
McCone Building 113
Phone:
831.647.3568
Expertise:

Economic Development. Regional Economics. Econometrics. Spatial Statistics.

Associate Professor
Office:
124 D McCone
Phone:
831.647.7104
Expertise:

Identity conflicts, civil wars, peace processes, non-state armed actors, South Asia

Professor and Gordon Paul Smith Chair in International Policy and Development
Office:
311 McCone
Phone:
831.647.4144
Expertise:

Armed violence reduction, research methods for development practitioners, global governance, international organizations, proliferation and effects of conventional weapons and small arms, program evaluation and project management

Associate Professor
Office:
McCone Building
Phone:
831.647.4142
Expertise:

International Trade Policy and Trade Negotiation, Globalization and Global Economic and Environmental Governance, Trade and Development in Emerging Markets, International Political Economy of East Asia, US-Asia Policy, Chinese Politics and Foreign Policy.

Director, MIIS Cyber Security Initiative (MIIS CySec)
Phone:
831.647.6680 (direct) or 831.647.6505 (main)
Expertise:
  • crisis management
  • cyber policy / ICT - information, communication, technology
  • globaiization / digital-information age dynamics
  • irregular conflcits and wars
  • non-state actors / groups:  criminal organizations, cyber actors, gangs, insurgents, international organizations, militias, multinational corporations, NGOs, terrorists, etc.
  • strategic communications
Associate Professor, International Policy and Development
Office:
McCone Building
Phone:
831.647.4146
Expertise:

International economics, migration, trade and trade agreements, Asian and Latin American trade and development, foreign direct investment, international finance

Professor Emeritus
Expertise:

Political economy, public administration, capacity building, international development, Africa

Assistant Professor
Office:
224 McCone
Phone:
831.647.4600
Expertise:

Public Policy, Research Methods, Quantitative Methods, Network Analysis, International Development

Professor in International Policy and Development
Office:
Casa Fuente
Associate Professor
Office:
213 McCone
Phone:
831.647.4145
Expertise:

Money laundering, terrorism financing, corruption, asset recovery,  illegal drug markets, and international macro-economy.

Prof. Ruehsen speaks on euro crisis May 2010

Distinguished Research Professor, Graduate School of International Policy and Management, Director, International Trade and Development Policy Initiative
Office:
Casa Fuente 437F
Phone:
831.647.3572
Expertise:

International Trade, Legislative and Public Policy, Finance Law, Renewable and Clean Energy

Professor Emeritus
Office:
McCone 121
Phone:
(831) 647-3567
Expertise:

South Asian Affairs, American Foreign Policy, Global Media, Public Diplomacy, and Electoral Politics.

Adjunct Faculty

Executive Director, Village Capital
Expertise:

Ross developed the Village Capital concept in 2009, and has led the development of programs worldwide. Before launching Village Capital, he worked with First Light Ventures, a seed fund focused on impact investments. Prior to First Light, Ross worked on the development of four education-related start-up ventures: the Indian School Finance Company in Hyderabad, India; the National College Advising Corps in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and two ventures using technology to promote civic participation.

Adjunct Professor
Office:
GSIPM
Phone:
831.647.4155
Expertise:

China-US business issues

Adjunct Professor
Office:
McGowan 200F
Phone:
831.647.6442
Expertise:

Counterterrorism
Special Operations
Terrorist-Trafficking Nexus
Terrorism and Counterterrorism in Africa

Adjunct Professor in International Policy and Development
Office:
GSIPM
Phone:
831.647.4155
Expertise:

John Vanek retired from the San Jose Police Department after 25 years, in the rank of Lieutenant.  From 2006-2011, as part of a U.S. Department of Justice-funded anti-trafficking program, Vanek managed the Human Trafficking Task Force, collaborating with a variety of governmental agencies and NGOs to create a multidisciplinary response to human trafficking in the South Bay Area.  As one of the first law enforcement officers involved in the anti-trafficking task force program, John was fortunate to take part in a variety of new efforts as our nation and state have developed responses to modern-day slavery.  His expertise was developed on the ground, confronting issues as they were encountered, both at the local (tactical) level, and at the national (strategy) level.  Vanek now consults on anti-trafficking activities, leadership, and collaboration for the State of California, the U.S. Department of Justice, NGOs, and sit on a variety of advisory boards.

Adjunct Professor
Expertise:

International Economics; International Trade Policy; Commercial Diplomacy; Trade Negotiations; US-China Trade Relations

Visiting Faculty

Visiting Professor
Office:
400 Pacific Street, Rm D205,
Phone:
(831) 647-4693
Expertise:

International trade law, U.S. trade policy and WTO affairs