Mark Peceny, Dean of Arts and Sciences
Mark Peceny earned his Ph.D. in Political Science from Stanford University in 1993 and joined the faculty of the Department of Political Science at the University of New Mexico in 1992. He has taught a wide range of courses in the field of international relations at UNM, including: International Politics, American Foreign Policy, International War, Civil War, U.S. National Security Policy, Inter-American Relations, International Political Economy, and International Relations Theory and earned teaching awards at the College and University levels for his work in the classroom. He studies the relationship between democracy, dictatorship, and the international system, both at how political regimes shape the behavior of states in the world and at how the international system shapes democracy within states. His work has appeared in a wide range of journals in the discipline, including the American Political Science Review, International Organization, and International Studies Quarterly. Penn State University Press published his book, Democracy at the Point of Bayonets, in 1999. He served as Chair of the Department of Political Science from 2005-2011 and has been Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences since 2011.