History and
Social Sciences

The faculty and students within our multidisciplinary department advance the study and practice of history and the social sciences through teaching, research, and outreach. Our research generates knowledge rooted in historical and social scientific approaches to the study of the human condition.


Department Faculty

Adjunct Professors

  • Mary Anne K. Clarke
  • Ethan Dugas
  • Burton Van Name Edwards
  • Jeffrey Hamill
  • Curtis Holland
  • Gail Mohanty
  • Alicia Sansone
  • Shahram Shadbash
  • Kristin Taylor-Costello
  • Terrance N. Turner
Dietrich, John

John W. Dietrich

Professor, History and Social Sciences
Faculty Suite C, Room 221
Ph D, Johns Hopkins University
MA, Johns Hopkins University
BA, University of Pennsylvania

Global Politics, Human Rights Policy, U.S. Foreign Policy, International Relations

Human Rights Policy, U.S. Foreign Policy, International Security, International Relations

  • American Political Science Association
  • International Studies Association
  • 2017, Outstanding Service
  • 2016, Faculty Merit
  • 2015, Global Studies Scholar Award
  • 2014, Faculty Merit
  • 2012, Faculty Merit
  • 2010, Faculty Mentor of the Year
  • 2010, Faculty Merit
  • 2008, Faculty Merit
  • 2006, Faculty Merit
  • 2006, Induction in Omicron Delta Kappa
  • 2004, Faculty Merit

Dietrich, J., “International Trafficking of Human Organs” , ABC-CLIO, 2015.

Dietrich, J., Enduring Questions: American Government, Editorial Board, 2014.

Dietrich, J., "Juvenile Courts," "Timothy McVeigh," "National Tracing Center," "Terry Nichols," "Trigger Locks," "Youth Gun Crime Interdiction Initiative," and "The Juvenile Justice Bill" in Guns in American Society: An Encyclopedia of History, Politics, Culture, and the Law, ABC-CLIO, 2013.

Dietrich, J., "PEPFAR" and "Tuberculosis", The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Global Security Studies, 2019.

Dietrich, J., Institutionalizing the Atrocities Prevention Board (APB), International Studies Association Annual Meeting, 2016.

Dietrich, J. W., "A World Perspective: Affirmative Action in the Global Context" in Controversies in Affirmative Action, Praeger Publishing, 2014.

Dietrich, J., "The Limited Prospects of Deterrence by the International Criminal Court: Lessons from Domestic Experience", International Social Science Review, 2014.

Dietrich, J., "Bush Doctrine," "Political Science/International Relations," and "Weinberger-Powell Doctrine" in Encyclopedia of Military Science, Sage, 2013.

Dietrich, J., "Creating Laws that Bite: U.S. Driven Solutions to End Human Trafficking", ABC-CLIO, 2013.

Dietrich, J., "Kamuhanda Trial," "Kayishema Trial" and "Rutaganda Trial" in Atrocities, Massacres, and War Crimes: An Encyclopedia, ABC-CLIO, 2013.

Dietrich, J., "R2P and Intervention after Libya", Journal of Alternative Perspectives in the Social Sciences , 2013.

Dietrich, J., "U.S. Drones Strikes are a Justifiable and Successful Counterterrorism Tool", ABC-CLIO, 2013.

Dietrich, J., Enduring Questions: American Government, Editorial Board, ABC-CLIO , 2013.

Dietrich, J., Test Bank: for Essentials of International Relations, 6th Edition, W.W. Norton, 2013.

Dietrich, J., "Morality, Public Health, and the National Interest: The President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)", Pew Case Studies in International Affairs, 2012.

Witkowski, C., Dietrich, J., "Obama’s Human Rights Policy: Déjà vu With a Twist", Human Rights Review, 2012.

Dietrich, J., Review of Amitava Kumar, A Foreigner Carrying in the Crook of His Arm a Tiny Bomb, Human Rights Review, 2011.

Dietrich, J., Review of Lee Feinstein and Tod Lindberg, Means to an End: U.S. Interest in the International Criminal Court , H-Human-Rights , 2011.

Dietrich, J., Review of Robert I. Rotberg, ed. The Worst of the Worst: Dealing with Repressive and Rogue Nations, Human Rights Review, 2010.

Dietrich, J., "The Politics of PEPFAR: President Bush’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief", Ethics & International Affairs, 2007.

Dietrich, J., "Free Trade Area of the Americas," "The Geneva Conventions," "The United Nations," and "World Government" in International Encyclopedia of Public Policy: Governance in a Global Age, Global Political Economy Research Unit, 2006.

Dietrich, J., "U.S. Human Rights Policy in the Post-Cold War Era", Political Science Quarterly, 2006.

Dietrich, J., The George W. Bush Foreign Policy Reader: Presidential Speeches with Commentary, M.E. Sharpe, 2005.

Dietrich, J., Review of Albrecht Schnabel and Ramesh Takur, Kosovo and the Challenge of Humanitarian Intervention, Human Rights Quarterly, 2003.

Dietrich, J., "Interest Groups and Foreign Policy: Clinton and the China MFN Debates", Presidential Studies Quarterly, 1999.