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Faculty Profiles

Andrea Grove
Professor, Political Science

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Education

Ph.D. Political Science, The Ohio State University, 1999
M.A. International Relations and Strategic Studies, Univeristy of Lancaster, United Kingdom, 1993
B.A. Political Science, University of Georgia, 1992

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Biography

Dr. Andrea Grove is Professor of Political Science at CI. She received a Ph.D. in Political Science from The Ohio State University in 1999, an M.A. in International Relations and Strategic Studies from Lancaster University (in the United Kingdom, where she was a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar) in 1993, and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Georgia (Highest Honors and Summa Cum Laude, 1992).

She began her professional career as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Vermont in 1999-2000. Dr. Grove joined the faculty at Westminster College near Pittsburgh in the Fall of 2000. At Westminster, Dr. Grove served as the Director of the Peace Studies Program and coordinator of the International Politics major. Dr. Grove joined the faculty of California State University-Channel Islands in fall 2006, as Associate Professor of Political Science. She teaches in the areas of international relations and foreign policy, and enjoys teaching travel courses that enable students to experience history and politics in South Africa and Northern Ireland. Dr. Grove was appointed in 2010 as Faculty Director of the California Institute for Social Business, established in collaboration with Nobel Prize winner Muhammad Yunus. She also serves as Faculty Director of the Center for Community Engagement at CI since 2007. In 2008, she founded the CI Model United Nations Team, and with co-advisor Dr. Chris Scholl, takes these students to three-four conferences per year in the Western United States. Also on the CI campus, Dr. Grove is advisor to the International Relations Club, Pi Sigma Alpha (the national political science honor society), and Mortar Board National Senior Honor Society.

Dr. Grove’s research interests include political leadership, foreign policy, and conflict resolution, and she conducts field work in Northern Ireland and South Africa. Her work appears in the journals International Studies Quarterly, International Studies Perspectives, Foreign Policy Analysis, Politikon: The South African Journal of Political Science, Journal of Political Science Education, Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, and Political Psychology. She is also published in the 2010 International Studies Encyclopedia (“Foreign Policy and Culture”). Her book, Political Leadership and Foreign Policy: Manipulating Support Across Borders, was published by Palgrave. Dr. Grove is occasionally a consultant for Social Science Automation, working on automated textual analysis. She also spends much time serving as Treasurer of the International Society of Political Psychology, since 2009.

Dr. Grove lives in Camarillo with her husband, Chris Scholl, and their two preschoolers, Ethan and Ryan.

Representative Courses Taught

  • POLS 426 Politics of Developing Countries
  • POLS 328 United States Foreign Policy
  • POLS 334 Peace Studies
  • POLS 329 International Law and Organization
  • POLS 103 Introduction to International Relations
  • UNIV 392 Journey to the New South Africa

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Keywords

Foreign Policy, Leadership, South Africa, Northern Ireland, Zimbabwe

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