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Dr. Mark Gentry

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    Position: Associate Professor of Political Science

    Department: History and Political Science

    Office: Scotus 314

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    814.472.3059

    About Dr. Mark Gentry

    Education

    • M.A., Ph.D., University of South Carolina
    • B.A., Centre College

    Biography

    • Courses Taught
    • Research Interests
    • Scholarship
    • Professional Experiences
    Courses Taught
    • PLSC 103 – World Politics
    • PLSC 211 – Democracy and Dictatorship: Comparative Politics in the Modern World
    • PLSC 221 – War and Peace: International Relations in the Modern World
    • PLSC 223 – U.S. Foreign Policy
    • PLSC 312 – Public Policy Analysis
    • PLSC 421 – International Law
    • PLSC 433 – Foundations of Political Theory
    • CORE 407 – Presidential Election 2016
    • CORE 407 – War, What’s It Good For
    • CORE 407 – Global Capitalism: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

     

     

    Research Interests
    • The intersection of U.S. foreign economic policy and national security policy
    • The evolution of U.S. hegemony in the international political economy
    • The roles of ideas and interests in the formulation of foreign policy
    • Politics and policy regarding the behavior of the United States Trade Representative in the conduct of U.S. trade policy
    • International and Domestic Sources of Foreign Policy
    • United States Foreign Policy (Executive-Legislative Relations, Domestic Politics)
    • Domestic Politics of Trade Policy, Foreign Assistance, and Economic Sanctions
    • Trade Policy and Economic Statecraft under Conditions of Interdependence and Globalization

     

     

    Scholarship

    Conference presentation: “Trade Enforcement Actions of the U.S Trade Representative, 2001-2016: Continuity and Change in U.S. Trade Policy.” Paper presented at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Northeast Political Science Association.

    Conference presentation: “The Obama Doctrine: A 21st Century Foreign Policy Confronts a 19th Century World (With a Case Study of U.S. Foreign Policy toward Russia).” Paper presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Political Science Association.

    Conference presentation: “The “Setback” to the U.S.-Russian “Reset”: The Domestic and International Limits to a Liberal Institutionalist Foreign Policy.” Paper presented at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the ISSS-ISAC.

    Conference presentation: “The Domestic Politics of U.S. Foreign Policy toward Russia.” Paper presented at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Political Science Association.

    Conference presentation: “Trade Enforcement Activities of the USTR under the George W. Bush Administration.” Paper presented at the 2008 Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Political Science Association.

    Conference presentation: “U.S. Government Export Financing.” Paper presented at the 2006 Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Political Science Association-International Studies Northeast Region.

    Conference presentation: “U.S. Foreign Economic Policy: Congress and the U.S. Export-Import Bank 1991-1997.” Paper presented at the 2005 Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association – Midwest Region.

    Recipient of the Pi Sigma Alpha Best Paper award presented at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Northeast Political Science association for the paper, “Trade Enforcement Actions of the U.S Trade Representative, 2001-2016: Continuity and Change in U.S. Trade Policy,” presented at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Northeast Political Science Association.

    Conference presentation:  “U.S.-China Trade Disputes: National Security, Economic Interests and the International Trade Regime.” Paper presented at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the International Security Studies Section of ISA and the International Security and Arms Control Section of APSA, Washington, DC. 

    Conference presentation: “U.S. Trade Policy Disputes with China: The Influences of National Security Interests, Economic Interests, and the International Trade Regime on U.S. Trade Policy.” Paper presented at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association. Chicago, IL.

    Professional Experiences

    Professional Memberships

    • Chair, History/Political Science Department, 2008-2017
    • Participant, Council on Foreign Relations College and University Educators’ Workshop, 2017
    • Participant, Penn State Academic Leadership Academy, 2014
    • Member, American Political Science Association, current
    • Member, International Studies Association, current
    • Northeastern Political Science Association

    Selected Institutional Service

    • Faculty Advisor, Current Affairs Club
    • Faculty Advisor, Pi Sigma Alpha
    • Political Science Curriculum Committee
    • Member, Curriculum Committee, 2013-2018
    • Member, General Education Revision Group, 2008-2010
    • Member, Independent Study Committee, 2005-2007
    • Chair, Independent Study Committee, 2007-2010
    • Member, Faculty Development Committee, 2005-2007
    • Chair, Faculty Development Committee, 2007-2008