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Dr. Mark Gentry

Mark Gentry

Title: Department Chair, Associate Professor of Political Science
School: Arts & Letters
Academic Department: History and Political Science
Phone: 814-472-3059
E-mail: mgentry@francis.edu
Office Location: Scotus 314

Education

  • M.A., Ph.D., University of South Carolina
  • B.A., Centre College

Biography

Teaching & Research

Courses Taught

  • PLSC 103: World Politics
  • PLSC 211: Comparative Government
  • PLSC 221: International Relations
  • PLSC 223: Conduct of U.S. Foreign Policy
  • PLSC 433: Foundations of Political Theory

Research Interests

  • International and Domestic Sources of Foreign Policy
  • United States Foreign Policy (Executive-Legislative Relations, Domestic Politics)
  • Domestic Politics of Trade Policy, Foreign Assistance, and Economic Sanctions
  • Trade Policy and Economic Statecraft under Conditions of Interdependence and Globalization

Selected Institutional Service

  • Faculty Advisor, Current Affairs Club
  • Faculty Advisor, Pi Sigma Alpha
  • Political Science Curriculum Committee
Publications

Recent Scholarly Activities

  • “Changing Trends in the Evolution of U.S. Foreign Investment Promotion Policies: The Overseas Private Investment Corporation in the 1990s.” Paper Presented at the 2004 Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Political Science Association, April 2-3, Wilkes-Barre, PA.
  • “The Role of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation in U.S. Foreign Policy.” Paper presented at the 2003 International Studies Association-Midwest Annual Conference, November 7-8, St. Louis, MO.
  • “Leadership and Hegemony.” Panel Chair and Discussant. 2003 International Studies Association-Midwest Annual Conference, November 7-8, St. Louis, MO.
Professional Activities

Professional Memberships

  • American Political Science Association
  • International Studies Association
  • Northeastern Political Science Association

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