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About Barry Balleck

Barry J. Balleck received a B.A. in political science and an M.A. in international studies from Brigham Young University. He received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Colorado at Boulder with emphases in international relations, American politics, and political theory. Upon completion of his degree, Dr. Balleck joined the faculty of Georgia Southern University, where he held a joint appointment in both the Department of Political Science and the Center for International Studies. Dr. Balleck currently serves as the chair and department head of the Department of Political Science at Georgia Southern University. For the past twenty years he has also directed Georgia Southern University’s Model United Nations (MUN) program, one of the oldest and most continuous programs of its kind in the country. Dr. Balleck has directed the Georgia Southern MUN delegation to several national awards and has conducted dozens of MUN conferences for middle and high school students from Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Florida.
Dr. Balleck has research and teaching interests in the fields of international and domestic terrorism, U.S. foreign policy, the rhetoric of politics, the United Nations, and international human rights. He has dozens of conference presentations to his credit and has published in journals such as Presidential Studies Quarterly, Politics & Policy, and Peace Psychology Review. Dr. Balleck’s most recent publication is a book from Praeger Press entitled, “Allegiance to Liberty: The Changing Face of Patriots, Militias, and Political Violence in America.”

Research and Teaching Interests: international terrorism, international organizations, human rights, American foreign policy, global issues, international studies, rhetoric of international relations, political psychology, experiential learning, Model United Nations.

Positions

2018 - Present Professor and Department Chair, Department of Political Science and International Studies, Georgia Southern University ‐ Behavioral and Social Sciences, College of
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Present Associate Professor, Georgia Southern University Political Science and International Studies, Department of
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2004 - 2018 Associate Professor, Georgia Southern University Behavioral and Social Sciences, College of
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2012 - 2014 Interim Department Chair, Department of Political Science and International Studies, Georgia Southern University
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Curriculum Vitae




Grants

2007 - 2008 Constructing the Global Citizen: Developing Model United Nations Programs at the High School and Middle School Levels
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Georgia Southern University Faculty Service Grant
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1996 Faculty Development Award
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Professional Service and Affiliations

2003 - Present Interviewer for Center for International Studies, Southern Scholars Showcase
1998 - Present Developer and Organizer, Annual Coastal Georgia Center Middle School Model United Nations
1996 - Present Advisor, Georgia Southern University’s National Model United Nations Delegation
1996 - Present Director, High School and Middle School Model United Nations Programs
1995 - Present Regular Contributor to Annual Day for Southern, Georgia Southern University
2011 - 2013 University Athletics Committee Representative, Georgia Southern University Faculty Senate
2004 - 2012 Georgia Southern University Faculty Senate Member, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Georgia Southern Univeristy
2009 - 2011 University Athletics Committee Representative, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
1997 - 2011 Organizer and Director, Annual Model United Nations Teaching Workshops for Middle School and High School Advisors
2009 - 2010 Member, Georgia Southern University Calendar Committee
2005 Participant, SACS On-Site Accreditation Visit
2004 - 2005 Committee member, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) Dean’s Search Committee
2001 - 2003 American Government Distance Learning Instructor, Georgia Southern University
1997 - 2003 Organizer and Sponsor, Bi-Annual Red Cross Blood Drives
1998 - 2002 Developer and Organizer, Bi-Annual Novice High School Model United Nations
1999 - 2001 Developer and Organizer, Annual Middle School and High School Advisors’ Workshop
1998 - 2001 Organizer and Participant, Annual Southern Says Thanks, Georgia Southern Univerisity
1996 - 2000 Volunteer, Habitat for Humanity
1998 - 1999 American Government Distance Learning Instructor, Georgia Southern University
1998 Department of Political Science Representative for Annual Day for Southern, Georgia Southern University
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Honors and Awards

  • Golden Key National Honor Society, Inducted March 1985
  • Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society, Inducted February 1986
  • Magna Cum Laude, Brigham Young University, April 1987
  • Dayton McKean Award for Outstanding Preliminary Ph.D. Paper (1991-92): The Effects of Debt and Foreign Direct Investment on Physical Quality of Life: A Four Nation Case Study, University of Colorado-Boulder.
  • Graduate Fellowships (1989-92) Graduate School, University of Colorado-Boulder
  • Graduate Assistantships, Department of Political Science, University of Colorado-Boulder, 1989- 1994
  • External Graduate Fellowship, College of Family, Home and Social Sciences, Brigham Young University, 1989-1990
  • Edith H. Maughan Scholarship, Brigham Young University, 1985
  • David M. Kennedy Student Fellow, David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies, Brigham Young University, 1987-1988
  • Edwin S. Hinckley Memorial Scholarship, Brigham Young University, 1985-1987
  • Nominee. Outstanding Advocate for First Year Students. March 2012
  • Nominee/Finalist. Professor of the Year. April 2009
  • University of Colorado Distinguished Lectureship, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Colorado-Boulder, 1994

Courses

  • First Year Experience (FYE) (Undergraduate level)
  • Eagle Incentive Program (EIP) (Undergraduate level)
  • Public Opinion and Political Behavior (Undergraduate level)
  • Model United Nations (Undergraduate level)
  • Modern Political Thought (Undergraduate level)
  • Introduction to the United Nations (Undergraduate level)
  • Introduction to Political Science (Undergraduate level)
  • Introduction to International Studies (Undergraduate level)
  • Introduction to International Relations (Undergraduate level)
  • International Terrorism (Undergraduate level)
  • International Law and Diplomacy (Undergraduate level)
  • International Human Rights (Undergraduate level)
  • Global Issues (Undergraduate level)
  • American Political Thought (Undergraduate level)
  • American/U.S. Foreign Policy (Undergraduate level)
  • American Government (Undergraduate level)
  • Seminar in United States Foreign Policy (Graduate level)
  • Seminar in International Politics (Graduate level)

Education

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December 1994 PhD Political Science, University of Colorado Boulder ‐ Department of Political Science
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August 1992 Certificate of Completion, Summer Institute in Political Psychology, Ohio State University - Main Campus
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April 1989 M.A., Brigham Young University ‐ David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies
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April 1987 B.A., Magna Cum Laude, International Relations, Brigham Young University
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Contact Information

Georgia Southern University
Statesboro, Georgia 30460-8101
912-478-0571 (Office)

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Books (3)

Peer Reviewed, Refereed Journal Articles (3)

Chapters in Scholarly Books (4)

Book Reviews (4)

Miscellaneous Publications (1)

Papers Presented at Professional Conferences (26)