Faculty & Staff

Organization and Contributing Faculty

The International Relations program is governed by an executive committee, and has a dedicated team of faculty advisors (see below).

The home of the International Relations program is the Department of Political Science. As an interdisciplinary program, International Relations is staffed by faculty from the following departments:

Staff and Program Contact Information

Academic Office Coordinator
Norene Hendricks
(616) 331-2320
hendricn@gvsu.edu

irdept@gvsu.edu

Fax: (616) 331-3550

International Relations
1121 AuSable Hall
1 Campus Drive
Grand Valley State University
Allendale, MI 49401-9403


Executive Committee

Prof Diven

Polly Diven

Ph.D. (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Director, International Relations Program
1107 AuSable Hall
(616) 331-3282
divenp@gvsu.edu
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Fields: international relations, U.S. foreign policy, American politics

 


James Goode

James Goode

Ph.D. (Indiana University)
1050 Mackinac Hall
(616) 331-3184
goodej@gvsu.edu
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Fields: diplomatic history, Middle East

 


Anne Caillaud

Anne Caillaud

Ph.D. (Michigan State University)
B-2-247 Mackinac Hall
(616) 331-3371
caillaua@gvsu.edu
Fields: Modern Languages and Literature (French)

 


Wei Sun

Wei Sun

Ph.D. (University of Kentucky)
482C DeVos Center
(616) 331-7424
sunw@gvsu.edu
Fields: international finance and economics
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Faculty Advisors

John Constantelos

John Constantelos

Ph.D. (Duke University)
1125 AuSable Hall
(616) 331-2869
constanj@gvsu.edu
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Fields: comparative politics, Western Europe, international political economy


Polly Diven

Polly Diven

Ph.D. (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Director, International Relations Program
1107 AuSable Hall
(616) 331-3282
divenp@gvsu.edu
profile
Fields: international relations, U.S. foreign policy, American politics


Michelle Miller-Adams

Michelle Miller-Adams

Ph.D. (Columbia University)
1105 AuSable Hall
(616) 331-2864
millmich@gvsu.edu
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Fields: international relations, international and domestic development

 


Heather Tafel

Heather Tafel

Ph.D. (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
1128 AuSable Hall
(616) 331-1131
tafelh@gvsu.edu
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Fields: democratization, federalism, Russia and Eastern Europe


Thomas Walker

Thomas Walker

Ph.D. (Rutgers University)
Associate Professor
1102 Au Sable Hall
(616) 331-8713
walkerth@gvsu.edu
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Fields: international relations, history of international political thought, causes of war


Yi Zhao

Yi Zhao

Ph.D. (Yale University)
1108 AuSable Hall
(616) 331-8523
zhaoy@gvsu.edu
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Fields: comparative politics, Chinese politics, judicial politics