Faculty Scholarship: Political Science

Dr. Benesch

 

Philip Benesch
Associate Professor of Political Science


B.A., University of London
M.A., London School of Economics
Ph.D., University of Delaware
Postgraduate Certificate in Laws, University of London
Postgraduate Diploma in Laws, University of London


Dr. Benesch teaches courses in American government, political philosophy and public law. He has a particular interest in the intersection of law and normative philosophy. His research has examined aspects both of Socratic and of modern democratic theory. He has written on the epistemology and political thought of the Austrian thinker, Karl Popper. Dr. Benesch serves as the pre-law adviser for the College.

Dr. Dolan



Christopher J. Dolan

Associate Professor of Political Science
Director of International Studies


B.A. Siena College
M.A.
Northeastern University
Ph.D.
University of South Carolina

Dr. Dolan is the author of or co-author of three books and more than 30 referred articles or book chapters. His research interests include humanitarian intervention and human security, U.S. foreign policy and security, globalization, and global political economy. He has presented his research in London, Paris, Montreal, Denver, Miami, San Diego, and Washington D.C., among others. Dr. Dolan, who began LVC’s International Studies Program, has presented collaborative research with students in Toronto, Baltimore, Buffalo, and Philadelphia, and oversees the International Studies internship program. He teaches courses on international relations theory, contemporary global security, American foreign policy, globalization, and research methods. Beginning in 2015, he will teach a course on Global Human Rights to LVC students at Maastricht University in the Netherlands.

Dr. Johnson



Diane E. Johnson

Chair of History and Political Science
Associate Professor of Political Science


A.B. Pepperdine
M.A. (History)
California State University, Fresno
M.A. (International Relations)
CSUF
M.A. (Political Science)
University of California
Santa Barbara
Ph.D.
University of California Santa Barbara

Dr. Johnson teaches introduction to political science, research methods, and lower- and upper-level courses in comparative politics, including Latin American politics, Middle Eastern politics, the politics of developing nations, and comparative political institutions. Her main research interests are democratization, the effects of globalization, and political communication. She specializes in the politics of Latin America.

Dr. Benesch's Scholarship and Pedagogy 2014 Celebration

Benesch, P. (April 2013). Is history out of date? political science and political philosophy after Popper. Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, Illinois.

Benesch, P. (August 2013). Three types of courage. Vital Speeches of the Day, 79(8), 254-256.

Benesch, P. (June 2013). Prelaw advising in academic departments (roundtable),  panelist. Northeast Association of Prelaw Advisors, Philadelphia, PA.

Benesch, P. (March 2013). The religious neutrality principle in the governance of an open society. Political Studies Association, Cardiff, UK.

Benesch, P. (November 2012). A society of friends amidst a community of strangers, panel on interpreting Plato's Republic. Northeast Political Science Association, Boston, Massachusetts.

Dr. Benesch's Scholarship and Pedagogy 2013 Celebration

Benesch, P. (2012). The Viennese Socrates: Karl Popper and the reconstruction of progressive politics. New York: Peter Lang.

Dr. Dolan's Scholarship and Pedagogy 2017 Celebration

Dolan, C. J. (2017). Obama’s retrenchment–protraction doctrine: The decline of the Middle East and the rise of Asia and the Pacific. PS: Political Science and Politics, 50(1): 1-5. https://www.cambridge.org/core/services/aop-cambridge-core/content/view/S1049096516002109

Dr. Dolan's Scholarship and Pedagogy 2015 Celebration

Dolan, C. J. (2015, Forthcoming). U.S. foreign policy and global change in the 2012 presidential election. In D. M. Brattebo, T. Lansford & J. Covarrubias (Eds.), The presidential election of 2012: A transformation in American national politics (n.p.). Akron, OH: University of Akron Press.

Dolan, C. J., & Lyon, A. J. (2014, Under Review). Hangovers and halos: Humanitarian intervention in Libya. Journal of International Relations and Development, n.v., n.p.

Dr. Dolan's Scholarship and Pedagogy 2013 Celebration

Dolan, C. J. (2012). Foreign policy in President Obama's first term: America in a shifting global order. In D. Brattebo, R. Watson & T. Lansford (Eds.), The presidential election of 2012. Albany, NY: SUNY Press.

Dolan, C. J., & Lyon, A. J. (2012). Modeling humanitarian intervention: A test case for Libya. International Studies Association, San Diego, CA.

Dr. Dolan's Scholarship and Pedagogy 2012 Celebration

Dolan, C. J. (2011). From scratch: Designing and implementing a new international studies program at a small college. International Studies Perspectives, 12(4), 428-446.

Dolan, C. J., & Johnson, D. E. (2011). U.S.-Cuban relations during the Obama Administration and beyond. Tempo Exterior: Revista De Analise e Estudios Internacionais, 11(23), 53-70.

 

Dr. Johnson's Scholarship and Pedagogy 2012 Celebration

Dolan, C. J., & Johnson, D. E. (2011). U.S.-Cuban relations during the Obama Administration and beyond. Tempo Exterior: Revista De Analise e Estudios Internacionais, 11(23), 53-70.

Johnson, D. E. (2011). The mass media's dual role: 'Watchdog' and guardian of their own Interests. Journal of Public Affairs, doi:DOI: 10.1002/pa.429