Department ofPolitical Science

William Stover

William Stover
William Stover


Education: Ph.D. University of New York; M.A. American University

William James Stover has studied international conflict resolution for many years.  He earned a Ph.D. in political science at the University of New York, emphasizing conflict resolution, civil-military relations, and international crisis behavior; and a M.A. in international relations at the American University (Washington), focusing on diplomacy, international law and organization.

He has written books on Information Technology (Westview), Military Politics (University Press of America), International Conflict Simulation (Foundations Press) and articles in journals as diverse as the International Journal on World Peace, Naval War College Review, Christian Science Monitor, International Studies Perspectives, and Journal of Political Education.

A former foreign-service officer, Professor Stover experienced conflict first-hand while serving abroad.  He also lectured on conflict resolution as a fellow of the International School on Disarmament and Research on Conflict (a Pugwash affiliate) and was recently named a Senior Fulbright Specialist on Information Technology and Conflict Resolution by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars.

Internet Creative Works:

"Conflict Resolution Simulation" (Spring 2006) website permitting instructors to create their own simulations.

"Information Technology and International Relations: Crossing Time, Space and Attitudes in Virtual Reality" DVD produced by Santa Clara University (Spring 2006).

Grants and Honors:

Grant, Conflict Resolution Simulation Middle East, Foundation for Global Community, Summer 2009.

Grant, Jesuit Universities' Humanitarian Action Network Simulation on Darfur Crises, Bannan Institute (funded May 2009).

Recipient, Phi Beta Kappa Northern California Association Excellence in Teaching Award (Spring 2009).

Recognition as "an extraordinary educator" by the American Political Science Association (Fall 2008).

  • Introduction to International Relations
  • Mass Media, Information Technology, and International Relations
  • Model United Nations
  • International Law & Organizations
  • The Military and Politics
  • Senior Seminar in International Relations
  • "Sovereignty over Jerusalem: A Legal Solution to a Disputed Capital" with Marina Mankaryous, International Journal on World Peace Volume XXV Number 4 (2008), pp. 113-134.
     "A Turbulent Transition: The Army National Guard and Army Reserve's Movement to and Operational Reserve" with Michael Lynch, Journal of Political and Military Sociology Volume 36, Number 1 (2008), pp. 65-84.
  • "Simulating the Cuban Missile Crisis: Crossing Time and Space in Virtual Reality" International Studies Perspectives Volume 8 (2007), pp. 111-120.
  • "Moral Values and Student Perceptions of the Middle East: Observations on Student Learning from an Internet Dialog"Journal of Political Science Education Volume 2 (2006), pp. 73-88.
  • "Teaching and Learning Empathy: An Interactive, Online Diplomatic Simulation of Middle East Conflict"Journal of Beliefs and Values Volume 26, Number 1 (April 2005), pp. 65-75. Abbreviated version appears as "A Dialog of Faith" Explore Volume 8, Number 2 (Spring 2005), pp. 32-34.
  • "Preemptive War: Implications of the Bush and Rumsfeld Doctrines,"International Journal on World Peace Volume XXI, Number 1 (March 2004), pp. 3-13. Abbreviated version appears as "Preemptive War: The Legal and Moral Implications of the Bush and Rumsfeld Doctrines," Explore Volume 7, Number 1 (Fall 2003), pp. 3-10.
Curriculum vitae
Curriculum vitae