Jeffrey Lantis has been a leader in promoting active teaching and learning innovations for the international studies classroom for more than a decade. As past President of the Active Learning in International Affairs (ALIAS) Section of the International Studies Association (2003-2004), Lantis has published extensively on pedagogical innovations.
In 2010, Lantis was honored as co-recipient (with Matthew Krain and Kent Kille) of the 2010 Deborah J. Gerner Innovative Teaching Award in International Studies, the highest teaching award bestowed by the International Studies Association (ISA). From 2010-2012, Lantis served on the Program Committee for the American Political Science Association’s Annual Teaching and Learning Conference.
With Krain and Kille, Lantis has designed and led Active Teaching and Learning Workshops at the University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia; The University of Rosario, Bogota, Colombia; Moscow State Institute for International Relations, Russia (MGIMO-University); and Institute for International Relations, University of Brasilia. Workshop sessions addressed the philosophy behind active teaching and learning and techniques including role-playing simulations, structured debates, case studies, policy-making exercises, the use of Internet technology, and teaching with film. These workshops helped to establish larger communities of teacher-scholars in international studies from institutions across Russia, Australia, and Brazil.