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About the Author
James M. McCormick is Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science at Iowa State University. He has held positions at the University of New Mexico, Ohio University, the University of Toledo, and Texas A&M University. He received his B.A. from Aquinas College and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Michigan State University. A former American Political Science Association Congressional Fellow (1986-1987), he worked in the office of Congressman Lee Hamilton of Indiana. He was co-editor of INTERNATIONAL STUDIES QUARTERLY (1999-2003) and currently sits on the editorial board of FOREIGN POLICY ANALYSIS. He served as president and vice-president of the Human Rights Section, American Political Science Association (2004-2006) and as vice president of the Foreign Policy Analysis Section of the International Studies Association (2008-2009). The author or editor of ten books including THE DOMESTIC SOURCES OF AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY: INSIGHTS AND EVIDENCE, Dr. McCormick has published more than sixty book chapters and articles in such journals as WORLD POLITICS, AMERICAN POLITICAL SCIENCE REVIEW, AMERICAN JOURNAL OF POLITICAL SCIENCE, THE JOURNAL OF POLITICS, INTERNATIONAL STUDIES QUARTERLY, LEGISLATIVE STUDIES QUARTERLY, FOREIGN POLICY, and THE WASHINGTON QUARTERLY. He received the Iowa State University Foundation Award for Outstanding Research at Mid-Career in 1990, a Fulbright Senior Scholar Award to New Zealand in 1993, the Fulbright-SyCip Distinguished Lecturer Award to the Philippines in 2003, Iowa State's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Award for Excellence in Departmental Leadership in 2004, the 2010 Iowa State University Foundation International Service Award, and the 2011 Quincy Wright Distinguished Scholar Award by the International Studies Association, Midwest. In addition, he has lectured widely on American foreign policy and international politics.