Jeffrey S. Lantis, Ph.D.
PROFESSIONAL and ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS [selected]
Professor, Department of Political Science, The College of Wooster, 2007-present [Associate Professor 2000-2007; Assistant Professor 1994-2000].
Chair, Global & International Studies Program, The College of Wooster, 2018-2019.
Chair, International Studies Association Innovative Pedagogy Conference Planning Committee, 2017-2021.
Chair, Department of Political Science, The College of Wooster, 2014-2015, and 2003-2006.
Visiting Scholar, Institute for Security and Conflict Studies, The Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, Washington, DC, 2010.
J. William Fulbright Senior Scholar, Department of International Relations, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, The Australian National University, Canberra, and the School of Social Sciences and International Studies, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, 2007.
President, Active Learning in International Affairs Section of the International Studies Association, 2003-2004.
Ph.D. The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.
M.A. The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.
B.A. Bethany College, Bethany, West Virginia, summa cum laude.
PROJECTS, FELLOWSHIPS, AWARDS, and HONORS [selected]
Chair, International Studies Association (ISA) Innovative Pedagogy Conference Planning Committee, 2017-2021; Director of Regional ISA-IPC Conferences linked to ISA Midwest (2018), ISA West (2019), and ISA South (2020).
Distinguished Teacher-Scholar Award from the Active Learning in International Affairs Section of the ISA, 2020.
Co-Editor of the ISA’s journal International Studies Perspectives, 2020-2025.
Director, Leadership Development Program Workshopon International Partnerships in Higher Education, Accra, Ghana. Workshop sponsored by the African Competitiveness Education Center and the Center for Sustained Domestic Security and Development (CESDOSED), 2016.
Director, Workshops on Active Teaching and Learning in International Affairs, Centro de Estudios Políticos e Internacionales (CEPI), Universidad del Rosario, Bogota, Colombia (2016); The University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia (2010); Moscow State Institute for International Relations, Russia (MGIMO-University) (2008); and the Institute for International Relations, University of Brasilia, Brazil (2006).
Member, Editorial Board, Foreign Policy Analysis, 2016-2019.
International Studies Association Catalytic Workshop Grant, “Think Globally, Teach Locally? Active Teaching and Learning in Cross-National Perspective,” Co-principal investigators Matthew Krain and Kent Kille. Workshop directed at the Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, San Diego, CA, March 2012.
Member, American Political Science Association Teaching and Learning Program Committee, and Moderator for Tracks on Internationalizing the Curriculum (2011) and Simulations and Role-Play (2012).
Deborah J. Gerner Award for Innovative Teaching, International Studies Association; co-recipients Matthew Krain and Kent Kille. Award for leading cross-national workshops for active teaching and learning in international studies, 2010.
J. William Fulbright Senior Scholar Fellowship Award for Research in Australia, 2006-2007.
Books [selected recent]
Foreign Policy Advocacy and Entrepreneurship: How a New Generation in Congress is Shaping U.S. Engagement with the World, The University of Michigan Press, 2019.
The Battle for U.S. Foreign Policy: Congress, Parties, and Factions in the 21st Century, Palgrave Macmillan [forthcoming 2020].
Arms and Influence: U.S. Technology Innovations and the Evolution of International Security Norms, Stanford University Press, 2016.
Strategic Cultures and Security Policies in the Asia-Pacific, Editor, Routledge, 2015.
United States Foreign Policy in Action, Wiley-Blackwell, 2013.
Foreign Policy in Comparative Perspective: Domestic and International Influences on State Behavior, Editor, with Ryan K. Beasley, Juliet Kaarbo, and Michael T. Snarr, Sage/CQ Press, Second Edition, 2012.
The Global Classroom: An Essential Guide to Study Abroad, with Jessica DuPlaga, Paradigm Publishers, 2010.
Journal Articles, Book Chapters, and Refereed Publications [selected recent]
“Active Teaching and Learning: The State of the Literature,” with Matthew Krain and Kent J. Kille, Oxford Research Encyclopedia of International Studies (forthcoming 2019).
“The Nuclear Taboo and Norm Cluster Resiliency: Insulating Against a North Korean Nuclear First-Use,” in Proceedings of Workshop on “Responding to North Korean Nuclear First Use: Minimizing Damage to the Nuclear Taboo,” Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (forthcoming 2019).
“’Winning’ the Iran Nuclear Deal: How Policy Advocacy Coalitions and Competition Shape U.S. Foreign Policy,” Politics & Policy47:2 (June 2019).
“Factionalism and U.S. Foreign Policy: A Social Psychological Model of Minority Influence,” with Patrick Homan, Foreign Policy Analysis15:2 (April 2019).
“Resiliency Dynamics of Norm Clusters: Norm Contestation and International Cooperation,” with Carmen Wunderlich, Review of International Studies44:3 (July 2018).
“Active Teaching and Learning in International Relations: Best Practices, Innovations, and New Voices,” with Matthew Krain and Kent J. Kille, in Marcelo Mello Valença and Cristina Yumie Aoki Inoue, eds., Relações Internacionais na sala de aula: ensino e aprendizado ativo e outras estórias[International Relations in the Classroom: Active Teaching and Learning], Brazil International Studies Association with Editora da Universidade Estadual da Paraíba – EDUEP, 2018.
“Nuclear Cooperation with Non-NPT Member States?An Elite-Driven Model of Norm Contestation,” in Special Issue on Nuclear Norms in Global Governance, edited by Maria Rost- Rublee and Avner Cohen, Contemporary Security Policy39:3 (Summer 2018).
“Changing the Code? Norm Contestation and U.S. Antipreneurism in Cyberspace,” with Daniel J. Bloomberg, International Relations 38:2 (June 2018).
“Theories of International Norm Contestation: Structure and Outcomes,” in William R. Thompson, ed., The Oxford Encyclopedia of Empirical International Relations Theory, Oxford University Press, 2017.
“Strategic Culture and National Security Policies in Latin America,” with Brian Fonseca, in Fonseca and Eduardo Gamarra, eds., Culture and National Security in the Americas, Lexington Books, 2017.
“Comparative Foreign Policy Analysis,” with Ryan K. Beasley, in Cameron Thies, ed., Oxford Encyclopedia of Foreign Policy Analysis, Oxford University Press, 2017.
“Agentic Constructivism and the Proliferation Security Initiative: Modeling Norm Change,” Cooperation and Conflict51:3 (September 2016).
“To Boldly Go Where No Country Has Gone Before: U.S. Norm Antipreneurism and the Weaponization of Outer Space,” in Alan Bloomfield and Shirley Scott, eds., Norm Antipreneurs and the Politics of Resistance to Global Normative Change, Routledge, 2016.
“Global Security,” with Michael T. Snarr, in Snarr, ed., Introducing Global Issues, Sixth Edition, Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2016.
“Are All Foreign Policy Innovators Created Equal? The New Generation of Congressional Foreign Policy Entrepreneurship,” with Kevin Marsh, Foreign Policy Analysis 12:3 (June 2016).
“Nonproliferation and Norm Discourse: An Agentic Constructivist Model of U.S. Nuclear Export Policy Changes,” Politics & Policy 44:2 (April 2016).
“Strategic Culture,” with Darryl Howlett, in John Baylis, James J. Wirtz, and Colin S. Gray, eds., Strategy in the Contemporary World, Fifth Edition, Oxford University Press, 2016.
Congressional Foreign Policy Entrepreneurship: This research explores the power of junior congressional entrepreneurs to influence U.S. foreign policy. I advance a new model of inside/outside strategies of congressional foreign policy advocacy that includes coordination with interest groups and the use of policy narratives and social media to support preferred foreign policy pathways. The project employs a mixed-methods approach, including structured, focused case studies of innovation and obstruction in contemporary U.S. foreign policy debates. Results of this study were published in my new book with the University of Michigan Press, as well as planned academic journal articles over the next three years.
Critical Norm Theory and Nonproliferation: This research program critically examines constructivist security studies theory regarding the power of international norms to regulate state behavior.In a series of previously published essays, I argued for the need for a better model of pathways for the dissemination of norms (internalization through domestic structures). My book with Stanford University Press (2016) advanced an agentic constructivist model of the relationship between technology innovations and international norm change. It developed case studies of the political implications of cutting-edge advances, including the atomic bomb, armed drones, advanced satellite reconnaissance, and cyber-warfare. I also have developed research projects on critical norm theory and nuclear nonproliferation with colleagues at the Peace Research Institute in Frankfurt/Leibniz Institut Hessische Stiftung Friedens und Konfliktforschung (PRIF/HSFK). Dr. Carmen Wunderlich and I are exploring dynamics of norm contestation and nuclear nonproliferation through past publications and future conference papers and academic journal articles.
Strategic Culture in the 21stCentury: This research analyzes the role of strategic culture in shaping national security policy. The argument that culture influences strategy is both age-old and a subject of renewed study. However, past scholarship and exchanges typically ended without resolution of key issues and left a gap between theory and practical policy applications. This research program includes an examination of strategic culture and tailored deterrence, as well as a study of thelinks between strategic culture, weapons of mass destruction policy, and threat assessment. I have served as a consultant for a series of projects over the past decade, some of which have resulted in publications in the open-source literature.
U.S. Political Polarization, Factionalism, and Foreign Policy: This research program explores the impact and influence of ideological factions such as the House Freedom Caucus and the Progressives on various aspects of the U.S. foreign policy-making process. I have presented conference papers and have articles in development that examine how the rise of a new generation in Congress and active factions have impacted key areas of U.S. foreign policy-making. In collaboration with Dr. Patrick Homan (Dominican University), we are advancing a new book, conference papers, and articles on factionalism on foreign policy.
PROFESSIONAL RESEARCH and CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS [selected recent]
“The Nuclear Taboo, Norm Structures, and North Korean Nuclear First Use,” Invited research presentation for the North Korea Nuclear First-Use Conference, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD, April 2019.
“The Mischiefs of Faction? The Freedom Caucus, Progressives, and U.S. Foreign Policy,” with Patrick Homan, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, Toronto, Canada, March 2019.
“Norm Cluster Resiliency: The Nuclear Taboo and Norm Contestation,” with Carmen Wunderlich, Paper presented at the ISA Catalytic Workshop on Expanding the Study of the Nuclear Taboo: Cross-National and Multi-Dimensional Perspectives, Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, Toronto, Canada, March 2019
“Norm Clusters and Nuclear Nonproliferation,” with Carmen Wunderlich, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, Toronto, Canada, March 2019.
“Re-Visioning Norm Dynamics: Bridging First- and Second- Generation Constructivism,” Panel Discussant with Antje Wiener, Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, Toronto, Canada, March 2019.
“Teaching Foreign Policy Analysis at the Undergraduate Level,” Presentation for Roundtable on Foreign Policy Analysis at a Crossroads, Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, Toronto, Canada, March 2019.
“Factionalism in US Foreign Policy: Modeling Minority Influence in the Democratic Party,” with Patrick Homan, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, San Francisco, CA, April 2018.
“Military Deployments and Political Contestation: Does Politics Really Stop at the Water’s Edge?” Roundtable panel presentation at the Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, San Francisco, CA, April 2018.
“Assessment in International Studies: Best Practices,” Chair of panel at the Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association-Midwest, St. Louis, MO, November 2017.
“Strategies of Resistance: Factionalism and U.S. Foreign Policy, with Patrick Homan [presented by Lantis], Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Political Science Association, Austin, TX, April 2017.
“Treaty Troubles: The Obama Administration, Congress, and International Treaty Ratification Challenges,” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, Baltimore, MD, February 2017.
“Party Factionalism and U.S. Foreign Policy,” with Patrick Homan [presented by Homan], at the ISA-Midwest Annual Meeting, November 2016.
“Norm Contestation and Nuclear Nonproliferation,” with Carmen Wunderlich, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, Atlanta, GA, March 2016.
“Cyberwarfare: The Changing Face of 21stCentury Conflict,” Invited presentation for the National Policy Committee of the Friends Committee on National Legislation, Philadelphia, PA, August 2015.
“Strategic Culture and Security Policies in the Asia-Pacific,” Invited presentation for the Asian Responses to Perceptions of Asia-Pacific Strategic Cultures Workshop, East-West Center, Washington, DC, October 2014.
“Strategic Culture of South Korea” and “Australia’s Strategic Culture: Constraints and Opportunities in Security Policy Making, ” Invited presentations for the Asian Responses to Perceptions of Asia-Pacific Strategic Cultures Workshop, East-West Center, Washington, DC, October 2014.
“Strategic Culture is Dead. Long Live Strategic Culture!” Panel organizer and Chair, Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, Toronto, Canada, March 2014.
“To Boldly Go Where No Other Country Wants Us To: U.S. Norm Anti-Preneurism and the Weaponization of Outer Space,” Paper presented for ISA Catalytic Workshop: “Norm Anti-Preneurs: Enhancing Scholarly Understanding of Resistance to Global Normative and Legal Change,” Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, Toronto, Canada, March 2014.
“Constructivist Security Studies and Proliferation Pessimism: How Elite Stewardship Can Make or Break Norms,” Paper presented for the Nuclear Norms in Global Governance Project, Sponsored by the United States Institute of Peace, Australian National University, and the Monterey Institute of International Studies, March 2014.
“Moving Toward a Global Nexus? A Collaborative Project on Active Teaching and Learning in Cross-National Perspective,” with Matthew Krain and Kent J. Kille, Paper presented [by Krain] at the British International Studies Association Annual Meeting, Birmingham, England, June 2013.
“Strategic Cultures and Security Policies in the Asia-Pacific Region: Continuity or Change?” Panel Chair, Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, San Francisco, CA, April 2013.
War and Peace on Film
Comparative Foreign Policy
Introduction to International Relations
United States Foreign Policy
Technology, Politics, and Society
Problems of the Global Community
International Relations on Film
Introduction to Global Issues
Introduction to Comparative Politics
Political Identity and Global Responsibility
Model United Nations
Available upon request.
UPDATED: July 1, 2019