Faculty

Regular Faculty

Lan T. Chu, Chair

Associate Professor, Diplomacy and World Affairs; Affiliated Faculty, Latino/a and Latin American Studies
B.A., M.A., New York University; Ph.D., George Washington University
Chu's research and teaching interests focus on the political role of religious institutions, the political liberalization processes of former and existing communist countries, faith diplomacy, and inter-religious dialogue.
Professor Phillip M. Ayoub

Phillip M. Ayoub

Associate Professor, Diplomacy and World Affairs
B.A., University of Washington; M.A., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Ph.D., Cornell University
Phillip Ayoub's research bridges insights from international relations and comparative politics, engaging with literature on transnational politics, gender and politics, norm diffusion, and the study of social movements. Read his Oxy Story profile.

Madeline Baer

Associate Professor, Diplomacy and World Affairs
B.A., American University; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Irvine
Professor Anthony Tirado Chase

Anthony Tirado Chase

Professor, Diplomacy and World Affairs
B.A., UC Santa Cruz; M.A.L.S., Columbia University; M.A.L.D., Ph.D., Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
Anthony Tirado Chase’s research and teaching interests focus on human rights, the work of international organizations, and the politics of the Middle East and broader Muslim world.
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Juvenal J. Cortes

Assistant Professor, Diplomacy and World Affairs
B.A., UC Berkeley; Ph.D., USC
Juvenal Cortés is a scholar of democracy, democratization, and new forms of democratic participation with a focus on Latin America. Read his Oxy Story profile.
Professor Sophal Ear

Sophal Ear

Associate Professor, Diplomacy & World Affairs
B.A. University of California, Berkeley; M.P.A. Princeton University; M.S., M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Sophal Ear's research and teaching focuses on international political economy, security, and development, including how to rebuild countries after wars. He specializes on Southeast Asia and is a leading authority on Cambodia.

Laura Hebert

Associate Professor, Diplomacy and World Affairs
B.A., University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee M.A., University of Oregon Ph.D., University of Denver
Hebert's research interests center on gender, human rights, international law, and international organizations, with a geographic emphasis on sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia and a thematic focus on gender-based violence.
Professor Movindri Reddy

Movindri Reddy

Professor, Diplomacy and World Affairs
B.A., University of Natal; M.A., Ph.D., Cambridge University
Movindri Reddy teaches courses on international political processes, international organizations, international theory, South African politics, African politics, and comparative South Asian politics.

Derek Shearer

Stuart Chevalier Professor, Diplomacy and World Affairs
BA, Yale University; PhD, The Union Graduate School
Ambassador Shearer serves as Director of the McKinnon Center for Global Affairs, handling the college's international relations and directing the expansion of its international affairs programs.

On Special Appointment

Jacques Fomerand

Assistant Director, Occidental-and-the-U.N. program; Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Diplomacy and World Affairs
B.A., Lycée Janson de Sailly; M.A., Diplôme de I’Institut d’Études Politiques; Ph.D., City University of New York
Jacques Fomerand was the director of United Nations University’s North American office from 1992 to 2003.

Douglas Gardner

Director, Occidental-at-the-U.N. program; Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Diplomacy & World Affairs
B.A., Denison University; M.A., Thunderbird School of International Management

Gaea Morales

Non-Tenure Track Instructor, Diplomacy and World Affairs
A.B., Occidental College