Learn from the Best
The Workshop Directors have all served as President of the Active Learning in International Affairs (ALIAS) Section of the International Studies Association (ISA), the largest professional organization of teacher-scholars in international affairs in the world. ALIAS is a strong network of committed teachers which supports the development and use of active and experiential learning techniques in international affairs, promotes discussion of the practical aspects of teaching and learning, and encourages research on active learning in international affairs. They are also senior faculty members of The College of Wooster's International Relations Program, an interdisciplinary program that combines coursework in political science, economics and history in order to provide a body of knowledge, perspectives and critical skills for understanding global politics. Their teaching specializations range across the discipline, including peace studies, international and internal conflict, international organizations, international political economy, international security and foreign policy analysis. All three have published extensively on the topic of active teaching and learning, including their forthcoming lead chapter for ALIAS in the ISA Compendium.
Kent J. Kille
Kent J. Kille is Associate Professor of Political Science/International Relations at The College of Wooster. Dr. Kille teaches courses including The United Nations System, Nationalism and Interdependence, Peace Studies, Introduction to International Relations, Problems of the Global Community, Theories of International Relations, and a First Year Seminar organized around forms of personal and collective identity. His active teaching and learning specializations include development of role-playing simulations, Model United Nations, small group exercises, popular culture in the classroom and curriculum development in active learning. He has published on active learning in international studies journals. More Information
Matthew Krain is Associate Professor of Political Science/International Relations at The College of Wooster and the current Chair of the Department of Political Science. Dr. Krain teaches a range of courses in international relations and comparative politics, including Large-Scale Political Violence, International Political Economy, Introduction to International Relations, Theories of International Relations, Research Methods and Design, and a First Year Seminar on human rights. His active teaching and learning specializations include problem-based learning, role-playing and simulations, service learning, and assessment of active learning. He has published extensively on active learning in a range of interdisciplinary journals. More Information
Jeffery S. Lantis
Jeffery S. Lantis is Professor of Political Science/International Relations and the current Chair of the College’s International Relations Program at The College of Wooster. A recent Fulbright Senior Scholar to Australia, Dr. Lantis teaches courses including United States Foreign Policy, International Security, Comparative Foreign Policy, Introduction to International Relations, and a First Year Seminar on politics and global citizenship. His active teaching and learning specializations include role-playing simulations, teaching with film, structured debates, and the case method. He has served as a consultant for the U.S. Institute of Peace and numerous academic institutions on development of active learning exercises, and he has published extensively on active learning. He is lead editor of The New International Studies Classroom: Active Teaching, Active Learning (2000). More information