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  DR. RICHARD J. CHASDI  
 

I.          Education

Ph.D., Political Science, Purdue University, August 1995
Dissertation: The Dynamics of Middle East Terrorism, 1968–1993: A Functional Typology of Terrorist Group–Types
Areas of Specialization: International Politics, Comparative Politics, Public Policy, Political Theory

M.A., Political Science, Boston College, 1985
B.A., Politics, Brandeis University, 1981
Economics and Mathematics coursework, Harvard University and Bentley College, 1987–1989

Honors: Honorable Mention – Ralph Cowan Fellowship Program, ROTC, Department of Military Science & Leadership, Eastern Michigan University, March 14, 2003; Recipient of Choice magazine’s “Outstanding Academic Title” (Serenade of Suffering, Lexington Books, 1999); “Great Decisions” Grant, Foreign Policy Association, recipient: Detroit Council for World Affairs, June 1998; Program on Mediating Theory and Democratic Systems, Wayne State University, Summer 1998; funding for project on North American terrorism: Canadian Consulate General, Detroit, MI and Canadian Studies Program, Wayne State University; Purdue Research Foundation Grant, Summer 1992 and 1993.

 

II.        Professional Experience

Adjunct Assistant Professor and Fellow, Center for Peace and Conflict Studies, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, May 2003–Present.

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Center of Academic Excellence in National Security Intelligence Studies, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, 2010–Present.

Adjunct Faculty, Center of Academic Excellence in National Security Intelligence Studies, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, 2007–2009.

Affiliate Assistant Professor and Policy Fellow, School of Public Policy, George Mason University, Alexandria, Virginia, September 2010 – Present.

Distinguished Fellow, Project on National Security Reform (PNSR), Washington, DC, 2010 – Present.

Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, 2010–Present.

Deputy Team Leader Vision Working Group, Project on National Security Reform (PNSR), Washington, DC, 2009 – Present.

Sessional Instructor, Department of Political Science, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, 2008–2009.

Adjunct Faculty, Master of Arts in Dispute Resolution (MADR) program, Department of Communication, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, 2005–2008.

Scholar in Residence, Department of Political Science, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI, January 2003–April 2003.

Visiting Assistant Professor of History, Department of History, The College of Wooster, Wooster, OH, September 2002–December 2002.

Visiting Assistant Professor of International Relations, Department of Political Science, The College of Wooster, Wooster, OH, 2001–July 2002.

Adjunct Faculty, Political Science, Center for Peace and Conflict Studies, and Department of Political Science, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, 1996–2001.

Adjunct Faculty, Interdisciplinary Studies Program, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, Spring 1999–Fall 1999.

Adjunct Lecturer, Political Science, Department of Social Sciences, University of Michigan-Dearborn, Dearborn, MI, Fall 1997.

Policy Consultant, Lt. Governor E.F. Murphy, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, November 1989–May 1990
Conducted research project on EEC 1992 and its implications for Massachusetts.

Legislative Aide, State Senator R.L. Bolling, Boston, MA, October 1985–April 1987
Promotion from Research Assistant. Managed legislative matters for the offices of Senator Bolling. Drafted written and oral statements. This included, but was not limited to, press releases, letters to newspapers, statements regarding legislation, speeches, and written testimony submitted to various legislative committees. Responsible for constituent work in the fields of education, police and prison related issues, wage disputes, licensing procedures, and public health matters.

Research Assistant, State Senator R.L. Bolling, Boston, MA, March 1985–October 1985
Researched and analyzed various legislation. This included, but was not limited to, so‑called “presumptive sentencing” legislation and the Education Reform Act (1986). Responsible for constituent work in various areas which included education and police related issues. Senator Bolling’s representative on the Black-Jewish Dialogue Committee of Greater Boston.

 

III.       Professional Affiliations

Associate Member, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, University of Chicago; Faculty Associate/Research Associate, Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, University of Michigan; Fellow, The Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society (IUS); Member, European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) Standing Group on Extremism and Democracy; Member, Executive Committee, Center for Peace and Conflict Studies; Member, American Political Science Association.

 

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