Timothy Carter




Tim earned his Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of Rochester. He joined the Department in August 2016 where he teaches courses on international relations, environmental security, and US foreign policy. Prior to Drew University, Tim taught at Villanova University and Wayne State University.

Research Interests

Tim’s research focuses on explaining the violence in contemporary insurgent wars. His research is driven by questions concerning the intersection of violence and physical geography, notably weather and climate. His past research examined how variability in inclement weather affects the distribution of conflict violence in civil wars, and his current research projects examine how climate change affects the dynamics of counterinsurgent military operations.

Selected Publications

“Weather, Terrain and Warfare: Coalition Fatalities in Afghanistan,” Conflict Management and Peace Science 30:3 (2013): 220-239.

“The Timing of Conflict Violence: Hydraulic Behavior in the Ugandan Civil War,” Conflict Management and Peace Science 32:4 (2015): 370-394.

Jason Jordan, Chair





After earning his Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Jason taught at Florida State University in the departments of Political Science and Public Health.  He joined the faculty of Drew in 2011 where he teaches courses on European politics, political economy, and research methods.

Research Interests

Broadly, Jason’s research focuses on the politics of the mature welfare states of Europe and the United States.  His early work explored why levels of support for the welfare state vary across countries, pointing to a number of factors including the influence of religion and so called “policy feedback effects.”  More recently, his research examines the consequences of significant cross-national differences in the levels of political knowledge for public opinion and voting.

Selected Publications

Jordan, Jason (2018) Political Awareness and Support for Redistribution. European Political Science Review 10 (1): 119-137.

 Jordan, Jason (2016) Religion and Inequality: The Lasting Impact of Religious Traditions and Institutions on Welfare State Development.  European Political Science Review 8 (1): 25-48.

Jordan, Jason (2014) Religious Belief, Religious Denomination, and Preferences for Redistribution: A Comparison across 13 Countries. West European Politics 37(1): 19-41.

Jordan, Jason (2013) Policy Feedback and Support for the Welfare State: Universalism and Support for the Welfare State across Three Policy Areas.  European Journal of Social Policy 23 (2): 134-148.

Jinee Lokaneeta




Jinee Lokaneeta received her PhD from the University of Southern California (USC). Prior to USC, she taught Political Science at Kirori Mal College, Delhi University, India. Jinee completed her Bachelors, Masters and Mphil in Political Science at Delhi University. She was a Visiting Scholar at the Centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi in 2014 and the Center for the Study of Law and Society, University of California, Berkeley in fall 2009. She was the Book Review Editor of Law and Society Review from 2013-2016. She is the former President of Consortium of Undergraduate Law and Justice Programs. She is currently on the Editorial Board of American Political Science Review & Politics and Gender. Personal Website


Her areas of interest include Law and Violence, Political Theory (Postcolonial, Feminist and Marxist theory), Transnational Law, Jurisprudence, and Cultural Studies. She joined Drew University in 2006.

She is the author of  The Truth Machines: Policing, Violence, and Scientific Interrogations in India (University of Michigan PressOrient Blackswan 2020).  She has previously authored Transnational Torture: Law, Violence, and State Power in the United States and India (New York University Press, 2011, Orient Blackswan 2012) and the co-editor with Nivedita Menon and Sadhna Arya of Feminist Politics: Struggles and Issues (in Hindi). Delhi: Hindi Medium Directorate, 2001. 


“Rule of Law, Violence and Exception: Deciphering the Indian State in the Thangjam Manorama Inquiry Report.” Law, Culture and the Humanities, 2017. DOI 10.1177/1743872118761349 

‘Sovereignty, Violence and Resistance in North East India:  Mapping Political Theory Today: A commentary on “Bare Sovereignty: Homo Sacer and the Insistence of Law”’ by Peter Fitzpatrick, Theory & Event, Vol. 5, No. 2 (2001), Theory & Event, Vol. 20, No. 1, January, pp. 76-86, 2017.

“Torture and Detention in India: Challenges to Prevention” (with Amar Jesani as second author). Does Torture Prevention Work? 501-548. Edited by Richard Carver and Lisa Handley, (funded by Association for the Prevention of Torture, Geneva) Liverpool University Press, 2016.

“Debating the Indian Supreme Court: Equality, Liberty, and the Rule of Law,” 2015. Law, Culture and Humanities. DOI:10.1177/1743872115596158

“Violence.” Oxford Handbook on Feminist Theory. Edited by Lisa Disch and Mary Hawkesworth. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015. DOI: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199328581.013.50

Patrick McGuinn


Personal Website


Patrick J. McGuinn is Professor of Political Science and Education at Drew University and a Senior Research Specialist at the Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE). He holds a Ph.D. in Government and a M.Ed. in Education Policy from the University of Virginia and has held fellowships at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, the Rockefeller Institute for Government, the Taubman Center for Public Policy at Brown University, and the Miller Center for Public Affairs. Patrick’s first book, No Child Left Behind and the Transformation of Federal Education Policy, 1965-2005, (Kansas, 2006) was honored as a Choice outstanding academic title. He is also the co-editor of The Convergence of K-12 and Higher Education: Policies and Programs in a Changing Era (Harvard Education Press, 2016) and Education Governance for the 21st Century: Overcoming the Structural Barriers to School Reform (Brookings Institution Press, 2013). Patrick has published many academic articles and book chapters and has produced policy reports for the Brookings Institution, the American Enterprise Institute, the Center for American Progress, the New America Foundation, and the Thomas B. Fordham Institute. He is a regular commentator on education policy and politics in media outlets and was recognized as one of the nation’s top Edu-Scholars by Education Week for the past ten years.


Patrick’s research interests are in national politics and institutions, education and social welfare policy, American political development, federalism, and the policymaking process.


The Convergence of K-12 and Higher Education: Policies and Programs in a Changing Era 

(Harvard Education Press, October 2016)

Education Governance for the Twenty-First Century: Overcoming the Structural Barriers to School Reform (Brookings Institution Press, 2013).

No Child Left Behind and the Transformation of Federal Education Policy, 1965-2005 (University Press of Kansas , June 2006)

Sangay Mishra




Sangay Mishra specializes in immigrant political incorporation, transnationalism, and racial and ethnic politics. His work engages with political participation of South Asian immigrants in the United States as well as countries of origin with a particular focus on immigrants from India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. He has also been analyzing the experiences of Muslim American communities with law enforcement agencies. Before joining Drew University in 2013, he was a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at Lehigh University, PA. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. He served as the co-chair of Asian and Pacific American Caucus of the American Political Science Association from 2014-2016.

His book, titled Desis Divided: The Political Lives of South Asian Americans was published by the University of Minnesota Press in 2016 and Sage India in 2017. The book was awarded the best book on Asian America (2017) by the American Sociological Association’s section on Asia and Asian America.

Focusing on Indian, Pakistani, and Bangladeshi American communities, Desis Divided analyzes features such as class, religion, nation of origin, language, caste, gender, and sexuality in mobilization and shows how these internal characteristics lead to multiple paths of political inclusion, defying a unified group experience.

Read “An Indian immigrant is murdered in Kansas. It’s part of a spike in hate crimes against South Asians.” Washington Post/Monkey Cage, March 7, 2017.

Watch podcast on New Books Network; interview on KPFA by Sonali Kolhatkar; Read Excerpt and Review on the Aerogram.

He teaches courses in American Politics and Political Theory including Introduction to Political TheoryRace and PoliticsPolitics of ImmigrationCultural Diversity and the LawMuslims and the West; and Latino Politics.


“Combatting Suspicion, Creating Trust: Interface of Muslim Communities and Law Enforcement in the Post-9/11 United States.” (Co-authored with Jinee Lokaneeta),Polity.  

Desis Divided: The Political Lives of South Asian Americans (2016), University of Minnesota Press.

“Race, Religion, and Political Mobilization: South Asians in the Post-9/11 U.S.” 2013. Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism 13 (2).

Philip A. Mundo




After earning a PhD in political science at the University of California – Berkeley and spending several years working at the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment and the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., Phil Mundo joined the Drew faculty in 1986. He teaches courses on American Politics and Public policy and has directed Drew’s Washington Semester Program and the London Semester Program.


American government, public policy, environmental policy and energy policy.


“Business Influence in State-Level Environmental Policy” in M. Kraft and S. Kamieniecki (ed.) Business and Environmental Policy: Corporate Interests in the American Political System (MIT Press, 2007) [with B. Rabe].

National Politics in a Global Economy: The Domestic Sources of U.S. Trade Policy (Georgetown University Press, 1999).

Interest Groups: Cases and Characteristics (Nelson-Hall Publishers, 1992).

Phoebe Tang

Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Relations

Mengxiao (Phoebe) Tang





Phoebe Tang received her Ph.D. in Political Science and International Relations at the University of Southern California in 2018. Before coming to the U.S., she earned her B.A. and M.Phil. in Beijing and Hong Kong, respectively. Phoebe joined the Department as a Visiting Assistant Professor in August 2019 and teaches courses in comparative politics, Chinese politics, authoritarianism, contentious politics, and public health. Prior to Drew, she taught briefly at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. 

Research interest

Phoebe’s research interests broadly concern state-society relations in authoritarian states, especially political participation, social contention, and environment and health policies, with a regional focus on China and other developing nations.


Tang, Phoebe Mengxiao. (2018). ““Project Battle” or “Policy War”?: Protest, Advocacy, and the Outcomes of Environmental Contention in China.” The Journal of Current Chinese Affairs, Vol. 47, No. 1, pp. 3-40. Chen, Feng and Mengxiao Tang (2013), “Labor Resistance in China: Typologies and Their Implications.” Asian Survey, 53 (3): 559-583.

Carlos L. Yordán




Carlos earned his PhD in International Relations at the London School of Economics. At American University, he completed a MA in International Peace and Conflict Resolution Studies and a BA in International Studies. He joined the Department in August 2005. Prior to Drew University, Carlos taught at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Hamilton College. He  also was a Visiting Scholar at Cornell University’s Peace Studies Program and a Visiting Fellow at Rutgers-Newark’s Division of Global Affairs.


Carlos is interested in three research areas. First, he examines the legal and political ramifications of humanitarian interventions and post-war peace-building efforts. Second, Carlos is interested in contemporary debates on U.S. foreign policy. Third, he is researching the emergence and the evolution of post-9/11 global counter-terrorism strategies. He is especially intrigued by terrorist organizations’ financing efforts and how global governance networks have encouraged states, especially in the Arab world, to adopt new counter-terrorism financing laws and regulations.


“Towards Deliberative Peace: A Habermasian Critique of Contemporary Peace Operations,” Journal of International Relations and Development, 12.1 (2009): 58-89.

“Microfinancing Terrorism: A Study in al Qaeda Financing Strategy” in M. Cox (ed.) State of Corruption, State of Chaos: The Terror of Political Malfeasance (Lexington Books, 2008) with T. Koker, 167-180.

“Why Did the U.N. Security Council Approve the Anglo-American Project to Transform Postwar Iraq?: The Evolution of International Law in the Shadow of the American Hegemon,” Journal of International Law and International Relations, 3.1 (2007): 65-94.

“America’s Quest for Global Hegemony: Offensive Realism, the Bush Doctrine and the 2003 Iraq War,” Theoria: A Journal of Social and Political Theory, 53.2 (2006): 125-157.