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Graduate Faculty

The faculty who teach at the Rome campus are mainly senior level faculty from the New York campuses who are dedicated to providing quality education and expertise in international relations and comparative politics.

Students have the unique opportunity to learn and interact with the University's professors on an individual basis. The faculty have a distinguished record of achievement in research, publication and teaching that helps keep the University on the cutting edge of pedagogical issues. Below are a few of the faculty who usually teach at the Rome campus.

Fred Cocozzelli, Associate Professor
B.A., Catholic University of America; M.I.A. Columbia University School of International & Public Affairs; Ph.D., New School University. Peacekeeping and post-conflict reconstruction; Balkans Social Policy; Ethnic Relations and Conflict; Citizenship.
Frank Paul LeVeness, Professor
B.S., M.A., Ph.D., St. John’s University. Latin American and Caribbean Politics and Integration; Comparative Systems; Minority Politics; Methodology; Development Politics; Political Economy.
William Gangi, Professor
B.A., M.A., St. John’s University; Ph.D., University of Notre Dame. Personnel Management Administration; Public Constitutional Law; Mass Movement Politics.
William R. Nester, Professor
B.A., Miami University, Miami, Ohio; M.A., Ph.D., University of California at Santa Barbara. International Relations; Foreign Policy.
David Kearn, Associate Professor
B.A., Amherst College; M.M.P. Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government; Ph.D., University of Virginia. International Relations Theory, Security Studies, Military Innovation, Arms Control, U.S. Foreign Policy.
Luba Racanska, Associate Professor
B.A., Yale University; M.A., Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Russian Politics; East and West European Politics and Non-Governmental Institutions: European Union, Ethics in Public Administration.
Azzedine Layachi, Professor
B.A., Algiers University; M.A., Ph.D., New York University. Middle East Studies; International Law; Nationalism.
Uma Tripathi, Associate Professor
B.A., M.A., University of Bombay; Ph.D., University of Notre Dame. International Law; South Asian Politics; Global Environmental Politics.