David L. Rousseau Named Dean of Rockefeller College at the University at Albany
February 7, 2013 11:11 AM
The University of Albany announced Professor David L. Rousseau, Ph.D., as dean of the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy. The announcement comes at the end of a national search begun in late 2011.
Rousseau, a member of APPAM, joined Albany in 2005 and has served in various leadership roles. He has been the director of graduate studies, chair of the Department of Political Science, and the College’s interim dean since July 2011. Prior to arriving at the University at Albany, Rousseau taught at Korea University, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University at Buffalo (SUNY). He received a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Michigan and a Masters of Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
Rousseau’s research interests focus on military conflict, shared identity, political development, and foreign policy. He is the author of two books, Democracy and War: Institutions, Norms, and the Evolution of International Conflict and Identifying Threats and Threatening Identities: The Social Construction of Realism and Liberalism. In addition to these volumes, Rousseau has published articles in the American Political Science Review, Journal of Conflict Resolution, and the Journal of Peace Research, and is completing a third monograph on the linkages of argument, evidence, theory, and policy in the social sciences.
"David is an outstanding scholar, teacher, and leader in the field of public affairs,” said President Jones. “I am confident he will provide excellent leadership for Rockefeller College as we seek to strengthen our programs in public affairs and policy and continue to prepare students for public service careers at all levels of government domestically, in the non-profit sector, and abroad.
As the dean of Rockefeller College, Rousseau will oversee more than 40 tenured and tenure-track faculty. He will also provide strategic guidance for the College’s 10 research centers and institutes which received $49 million in research and training funding during the past academic year.