joel jenswold

Joel Jenswold, Associate Professor

Ph.D., University of Kansas

Research Interests
Post-Soviet Russia and Central Asia

International Law
International Relations
Comparative Politics


In addition to serving on the faculty of the Department of Political Science for 28 years, Joel M. Jenswold is the former Director of Academic Programs for the School of International Studies and was the Humphreys Chair in International Studies.  He directed the Masters' program and undergraduate minor option for the International Studies program.  

A specialist in Soviet and post-Soviet politics, Dr. Jenswold taught courses in comparative politics, political theory, international law, and international relations.  He won college- and university-level teaching awards.  His published work includes political aspects of media, international leases, post-Soviet political and economic transformation, and regional politics and security.  

A lifelong proponent of interdisciplinary approaches, Dr. Jenswold regularly taught in the Honors College in addition to his classes in Political Science and the International Studies programs.