Steven Redd

Associate Professor
 Bolton Hall 646


Ph.D., Political Science, Texas A&M University, 2000
B.A., International Relations, Brigham Young University, 1990

Courses Taught

  • PolSci 175 – Intro. to International Relations
  • PolSci 203 – Intro. to Political Science Research
  • PolSci 340 – The Politics of Nuclear Weapons
  • PolSci 423 – Conduct of American Foreign Affairs
  • PolSci 700 – Scope and Methods of Political Science
  • PolSci 953 – Seminar in American Foreign Policy

Research Interests

Foreign Policy Decision Making, International Relations, U.S. Foreign Policy, Political Psychology

Teaching Interests

International Relations, U.S. Foreign and National Security Policy, Nuclear Weapons and World Politics, Conflict Studies

Other Relevant Activities

Director of Graduate Studies, Political Science

Current Projects

Ethnic Minority Groups and U.S. Foreign Policy: Examining Congressional Decision Making, (with T. Rubenzer).
Emotions and Foreign Policy Decision Making, (with N. Geva).
Foreign Policy Decision Making and Antiterrorism Strategies: An Experimental Examination of Foreign Policy Elites, (with A. Mintz, and A. Vedlitz).
Explaining U.S. Policy Towards China and Taiwan.

Selected Publications

Redd, Steven B., and Mintz, Alex. “Policy Perspectives on National Security and Foreign Policy Decision Making.” Policy Studies Journal, Wiley 41.S1 (2013): S11-S37.
Rubenzer, Trevor, and Redd, Steven B. “Ethnic Minority Groups and U.S. Foreign Policy: Examining Congressional Decision Making and Economic Sanctions.” International Studies Quarterly 54. (2010): 755-777.
Mintz, Alex, Redd, Steven B., and Vedlitz, Arnold. “Can We Generalize from Student Experiments to the Real World in Political Science, Military Affairs and International Relations?.” Journal of Conflict Resolution 50. (2006): 757-776.
Redd, Steven B. “The Influence of Advisers on Foreign Policy Decision Making: An Experimental Study.” Journal of Conflict Resolution 46.3 (2002): 335-364.
Mintz, Alex, Geva, Nehemia, Redd, Steven B., and Carnes, Amy. “The Effect of Dynamic and Static Choice Sets on Political Decision Making: An Analysis Using the Decision Board Platform.” American Political Science Review 91. (1997): 553-566.