Dr. Terry Beitzel teaches Global Policy (Track B) courses primarily on conflict resolution, war, and revolutions. He also teaches Justice and American Society (JUST 225). His research interests include nonviolence, nonviolent revolutions, conflict theory, peacebuilding, restorative justice, and international human rights. Beitzel studied conflict resolution at George Mason University and history of science at Harvard University.
Dr. Gianluca DeFazio has a PhD in Sociology from Emory University and will join the Department of Justice Studies in the Fall of 2014 as an Assistant Professor. He will be teaching courses in the Track B (Global Justice) on Social Movements and Terrorism, as well as Research Methods (JUST 399) and Perspectives on Comparative Justice (JUST 300). His research interests include the use of political violence by social movements, the civil rights movement in Northern Ireland and, more generally, ethnic and racial conflicts.
Dr. Glenn Hastedt is professor and chair of the Justice Studies Department. He received his PhD from Indiana University. Prior to help establish the Justice Studies Department he was professor and chair of the Political Science department at JMU. He teaches JUST 235 (Justice in the Global Community) and JUST 377 (Global Futures) in the department as well as the U.S. foreign policy course for political science. His publications include American Foreign Policy: Past, Present and Future, 9th ed (Pearson, 2012), and numerous articles on intelligence in Intelligence and National Security and the International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence as well as chapters in such books as Intelligence Theory (Rutledge, 2009); the Oxford Handbook of National Security Intelligence (Oxford, 2010); U.S. Foreign Policy Today: American Renewal? (CQ Press, 2012). He has also co edited volumes on American foreign policy and intelligence policy. He is a former co-editor of the journal White House Studies.
Dr. Tara Parsons is an Assistant Professor in the Justice Studies department teaching primarily in the Global Justice Track. Her courses include the Track B foundation course JUST 235: Justice in a Global Community as well as courses on Human Rights, Democratization, and Indigenous Justice. She is a Political Scientist by training and her research interests include the formation of indigenous political parties in Latin America and the quality of representation provided by these parties to their constituents. She also has research interests in the scholarship of teaching.