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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
    • Publications
    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.

     

     

    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

     

    Publications

    Recent Scholarly Activities

    • “Changing Trends in the Evolution of U.S. Foreign Investment Promotion Policies: The Overseas Private Investment Corporation in the 1990s.” Paper Presented at the 2004 Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Political Science Association, April 2-3, Wilkes-Barre, PA.
    • “The Role of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation in U.S. Foreign Policy.” Paper presented at the 2003 International Studies Association-Midwest Annual Conference, November 7-8, St. Louis, MO.
    • “Leadership and Hegemony.” Panel Chair and Discussant. 2003 International Studies Association-Midwest Annual Conference, November 7-8, St. Louis, MO.