David Andersen-Rodgers

Institution where doctorate degree was earned:

University of Maryland

Brief biography

David Andersen-Rodgers is an associate professor of Government at California State University, Sacramento and the coordinator of the Peace and Conflict Resolution Minor. He grew up in Palo Alto, California where his parents (both Sacramento State alums) were public school teachers.  He attended Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts where he studied in the Five College Peace and World Security Studies program.  He then worked in Washington DC as a researcher and Scoville Fellow at the Federation of American Scientists and was the national chapter coordinator and associate director of Student Pugwash USA.  He completed his PhD at the University of Maryland with concentrations in International Relations and Comparative Politics. He has previously taught at George Washington University, St. Mary's College of Maryland and Vanderbilt University. 

Areas of research and interests:

Peace and Conflict Studies, Human Security, Social Movements and Contentious Politics, Foreign Policy Decision Making, Nobel Peace Prize.

Undergraduate courses:

American Foreign Policy, Introduction to International Politics, Causes of War, Causes of Peace, American Defense and National Security.

Graduate courses:

Method and Scope in Political Science, Research Methods in International Studies, United States Foreign Policy, 1945-present.


E-mail: david.andersen@csus.edu
Phone number: (916) 278-7095