David W. Kearn, Jr., Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Government and Politics. During the 2010-2011 Academic Year, Dr. Kearn conducted research at the RAND Corporation in Washington, DC as an inaugural Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow. He is the author of Facing the Missile Challenge: U.S. Strategy and the Future of the INF Treaty, (RAND 2011). His research and teaching interests include international relations theory, U.S. Foreign policy, military innovation, comparative grand strategy, arms control and nonproliferation, and the causes of major war. Dr. Kearn is a graduate of Amherst College, holds a Master of Public Policy degree from the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, and received his Ph.D. in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia.