Ph.D., Political Science, University of New Orleans
M.A., History, Northeastern Louisiana University
B.A., History, Northeastern Louisiana University
Fields of Interest:
International Institutions, American Foreign Policy, Comparative Politics, American Political Institutions.
A Louisiana native, Gregory Granger received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of New Orleans in 1996, after having earned the B.A. and M.A. in History from Northeast Louisiana University in 1986 and 1989, respectively. While working on his dissertation on the international nuclear non-proliferation regime, Dr. Granger taught as an adjunct instructor at the University of New Orleans and at Delgado Community College's City Park and Westbank campuses, also in New Orleans. Since coming to NSU, Dr. Granger has expanded the International Studies section of the Political Science Program from three courses to five, creating individual International law and International Organization courses and adding a new course in American Foreign Policy. Granger also teaches courses on International Relations, Comparative Politics, the U.S. Congress, and the U.S. Presidency.
Dr. Granger was named the Clyde M. Bostick Professor of Social Sciences for the 1999-2000 academic year. The endowed professorship was used to better coordinate the Internationalist courses in Political Science, to purchase new equipment for the classroom, and for participation in an International Faculty Development Seminar in Budapest, Hungary in summer 2000. Dr. Granger has also presented scholarly papers at state, regional, and national conferences. Dr. Granger co-authored the fourth revised edition of the classic text, International Organizations: A Comparative Approach to the Management of Cooperation (Praeger, 2001) with University of New Orleans Research Professor Robert S. Jordan, Research Professor Clive Archer of the Manchester Metropolitan University, UK, and Dr. Kerry Ordes, now Assistant Professor at LSU-Alexandria. Dr. Granger has since published a chapter titled, “The Demise of the ACDA: Arms Control Politics” in Ralph G. Carter, ed. Contemporary Cases in American Foreign Policy: From Terrorism to Trade (CQ Press, 2001), and “A President Stands Accused: Murder and Politics in Post-Soviet Ukraine” in History Behind the Headlines, 6th ed. (Gale-Thompson, 2002). His current research interests are in the areas of international security and in the processes of US foreign policy-making. For example, in 2003 he published a chapter in the book Debating the War on Terrorism, on the role of NATO in the war on terrorism and an article in the journal American Diplomacy on “The Paradox of Unilateralism: An Early Assessment of the George W. Bush Administration’s Approach to Arms Control” (2003).
Dr. Granger is past vice-president and past president of the Louisiana Political Science Association, serving as host in Natchitoches for the March 2003 meeting of the LPSA. In May 2003, Dr. Granger was elected president of the NSU Faculty Senate for the 2003-2004 academic year.