Joel Jenswold, Ph.D.
Joel M. Jenswold (Ph.D., University of Kansas) is the Director of Academic Programs for the School of International Studies and a Humphreys Chair in International Studies. He oversees the Masters’ programs and the undergraduate minor option in International Studies. He has been on the faculty of the OSU Political Science department for 28 years, specializing in Soviet and post-Soviet politics. He also teaches courses in general comparative politics, political theory, international law, and international relations. He has won college and university level teaching awards. His published work includes political aspects of media, international leases, post-Soviet political and economic transformation, and regional politics and security. A lifelong proponent of interdisciplinary approaches, Dr. Jenswold regularly teaches courses with such a focus through the Honors College as well as in Political Science and International Studies programs.