Dr. Andrew P. Miller
Department of Political Science
Division of Behavioral & Social Sciences
Assistant Professor of Political Science, Wilkes University Fall 2007-Present.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science, Wilkes University Fall 2005-Spring 2007.
Adjunct Professor, Butler University Spring 2004-Spring 2005.
Ph.D., Political Science, Purdue University, 2004.
Primary Field: Comparative Politics.
Secondary Fields: International Relations, Political Economy, Latin American History
Dissertation: Military Disengagement and Democratic Consolidation in post-Military Regimes: The case of El Salvador.
M.A., in Political Science, Illinois State University, 1997.
Area of Specialization: Global Studies.
Thesis: Military Disengagement and the Pursuit of Peace: The 1992 Peace Accords in El Salvador.
B.A., in Political Science, Illinois College, 1995.
Selected Courses Taught
PS 298 Politics of the Developing World
PS 398 Ecotourism and Sustainable Development
PS 298 The Political Economy of Coffee
PS 298 Latin American Politics.
PS 298 Terrorism and Counterterrorism
PS 350 Development Theory and Democratization.
PS 261 Concepts and Methods in Political Science
PS 396 Politics of Sub-Saharan Africa
PS 260 Introduction to Political Thinking.
PS 398 International Political Economy.
PS 251 European Politics.
PS 198 Politics and Film.
PS 151 Governments of the World.
PS 242 International Law and Organization.
PS 141 Introduction to International Politics.
PS 298 Theories of War and Peace
POL 223 Introduction to Environmental Policy.
Coordinator, International Studies Program, Wilkes University, Fall 2005-Present.
Faculty Sponsor, Butler Undergraduate Research Conference, April 15, 2005.
Director, Butler Model United Nations Program, Fall 2004.
Faculty Sponsor, Wilkes University Undergraduate Symposium, April 13, 2007.
Wilkes University Women’s Studies Panel Discussion Moderator, Spring 2007.
Wilkes University Open House Presentation, Fall 2006.
Wilkes University Convocation Faculty Facilitator, Fall 2006.
Wilkes University Core Curriculum Review Committee, Fall 2005-Present.
Wilkes University Freshman Foundations Faculty, Fall 2005-Present.
Wilkes University Freshman Orientation leader, Fall 2005, Fall 2006
Grants, Fellowships and Professional Activities
Wilkes University Faculty Development Committee Research Grant, $1300. Used to attend 2010 Northeastern Political Science Association Conference, November 11-13.
Outside reviewer for the International Journal for Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
Wilkes University Mentoring Grant. $480 used to attend King’s College Global Landscapes Conference with 8 students and present our two posters entitled, “The Impact of Fair Trade Coffee in Tarrazu Costa Rica.” April 22-23, 2010.
Wilkes University Faculty Development Committee Research Grant, $300. Used to attend 2009 Pennsylvania Political Science Association Conference.
Wilkes University Faculty Development Committee Research Grant, $1000. Used to attend 2009 Northeastern Political Science Association Conference.
Pi Sigma Alpha Grant. Used for invited lecture, “President Obama.” Wilkes University, March 19, 2009.
Longman Publishers, Pre-revision review committee for Kendall Stiles’ Case Histories in International Politics, 6th Edition, Summer 2008.
Fellowship to the University of Pittsburgh Center for Latin American Studies for research in the Eduardo Lozano Latin American Collection, Summer 2008.
Wilkes University Faculty Development Committee Research Grant, $1000. Used to attend 2008 Midwest Political Science Association Conference.
Pi Sigma Alpha Grant. Used to have panel discussion, “Clarifying the Issues in the Immigration Policy Debate. Wilkes University, April 3, 2008.
Pi Sigma Alpha Grant. Used to have panel discussion, “What can Political Scientists tell us about Human Rights? Wilkes University, March 22, 2007.
Invited Lecture. Jewish Community Center “The Impact of Fair Trade Coffee on Costa Rica.” May 11, 2010.
Election Roundtable and Call in show, 11th Congressional District Debate, Pennsylvania Cable Network, October 28, 2008.
WYOU-TV Interactive. “9/11, Are we Safer?” September 11, 2007.
Invited Lecture, King’s College, “Trends in Latin American Politics.” February 20, 2007.
Invited Lecture, Jewish Community Center, “Should the US engage Iran?” December 19, 2006.
Invited Lecture, Jewish Community Center, “Nuclear Proliferation in Iran.” December 27, 2005.
Discussant, Comparative Politics: Democracy in Divided Societies. Pennsylvania Political Science Association Conference, March 30-31, 2007.
Chair/Discussant. Comparative Politics Panel. Pennsylvania Political Science Association Conference, March 31-April 2, 2006.
Chair/Discussant. Democratizing: Challenges. Midwest Political Science Association Conference, April 7-10, 2005.
Chair/Discussant. Democratization: Cultural Approaches. Midwest Political Science Association Conference, April 7-10, 2005.
“Military Intervention in Africa: The Causes of Coup d’etat.” Presented at the Midwest Political Science Association Conference. April 3-6, 2003.
American Political Science Association
Midwest Political Science Association
Pennsylvania Political Science Association
International Studies Association
Wilkes University Student Athlete Advisory Committee Faculty Appreciation Luncheon, March 13, 2007.
Wilkes University Student Athlete Advisory Committee Faculty Appreciation Luncheon, March 28, 2008.
Faculty advisor to Alternative Spring Break trip to Costa Rica with 8 students. Worked with Community Collaborations to assist a small grower’s Fair Trade coffee cooperative, March 6-13, 2010.
Faculty advisor to Alternative Spring Break trip to Dominican Republic with 10 students. Worked with Orphanage Outreach to teach English to elementary school students in Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic, February 28-March 7, 2009.