Vaughn Shannon, Ph.D.

School Public and Intern'l Affairs
Millett Hall 314, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy, Dayton, OH 45435-0001


Professor of Political Science, Wright State University

Associate Editor, Middle East Desk, Journal of Global South Studies

Curriculum Vitae: 
Education History: 
  • B.A., 1993, Ohio University
  • M.A., 1995, Virginia Tech
  • Ph.D., 2001 The Ohio State University



Courses Taught

Research statement: 

Areas of Expertise:

  • International Security
  • Foreign Policy Analysis
  • Middle East Politics
  • Political Psychology

President, Dayton Council on World Affairs 

Member, Dayton Sister City Committee

Member, Ohio Advisory Committee of the US Global Leadership Coalition

Faculty Adviser for WSU's Model United Nations Team

Faculty Adviser, Theta Zeta Chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society

Faculty Adviser, WSU College Democrats






Book Chapters & Encyclopedia Entries

  • Amanda Shannon & Vaughn Shannon. 2021. "Incorporating Information Literacy in Political Science Research." In Teaching Political Science Research Methodology, Jeffrey Bernstein (ed.), Edward Elgar Publishers (forthcoming)
  • Vaughn Shannon. 2018. "Terrorism and Counterterrorism on Europe’s Edge: Turkey, the PKK, and the TAK," In Secessionism and Terrorism, Glen Duerr (ed.), pp. 105-124 (Routledge)
  • Vaughn Shannon. 2018. "Constructivism." In the Encyclopedia of Surveillance, Security and Privacy (Sage).
  • Vaughn Shannon. 2016. "Global Citizenship in the Middle East: Presence and Prospects." In Globalization and Global Citizenship: Interdisciplinary Approaches, Irene Langran & Tammy Birk (Eds.), pp. 209-221 (Routledge)
  • Vaughn Shannon. 2012. "Corruption in the Palestinian Authority and Israel" & "Comparative Corruption and the Challenge of Reform" (with Charles Funderburk and Julie Fisher), in Political Corruption in Comparative Perspective (Ashgate)
  • Vaughn Shannon. 2009. "The Middle East Peace Process after 9/11." In America's War on Terror, 2nd edition, Tom Lansford, Robert Watson & Jack Covarrubias (eds.), pp. 169-182 (Ashgate)
  • Vaughn Shannon. 2007. "Iran and the Middle East: The Pursuit of Security and Legitimacy in the American Age." In Strategic Interests in the Middle East, Jack Covarrubias & Tom Lansford (eds.), pp. 171-196 (Ashgate)
  • Vaughn Shannon. 2003. "The Politics of the Middle East Peace Process and the War on Terror." In America's War on Terror, Patrick Hayden, Tom Lansford & Robert Watson (eds.), pp. 79-104 (Ashgate)

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