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Kelly McHugh, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Political Science

My goal is to demonstrate that few questions in international politics have settled answers. As such, I seek to create a classroom atmosphere that encourages critical thinking and the active exchange of ideas; I do not want students arriving at class in a passive mode, expecting that I will provide them with an authoritative “correct” answer.”

I am a native of Delaware, and I received my Ph.D. in Political Science and International Relations from the University of Delaware in May 2011. At FSC, I teach courses in international politics and U.S. foreign policy.  I am the adviser for the FSC Model United Nations Club and I currently serve as the Second Vice President of the Florida Political Science Association. I have published multiple articles and encyclopedia entries on topics in U.S. foreign policy and global security studies; many of these works were coauthored with my students. My current research examines the decision-making of the Obama administration's foreign policy team.

Education

PhD, Political Science and International Relations, University of Delaware, May 2011
M.A., Political Science and International Relations, University of Delaware, May 2007
B.A., Political Science (Degree with Distinction), University of Delaware, May 2005
 

Current Projects

I have co-authored more than 2 dozen encyclopedia entries with students. The entries have appeared in the Sage Encyclopedia of Criminal Justice Ethics, the Sage Encyclopedia of Alcohol, and the Sage Encyclopedia of Social Media and Politics.

Publications and Exhibitions

McHugh, Kelly. “A Tale of Two Surges: Comparing the Politics of the 2007 Iraq Surge and the 2009 Afghanistan Surge” SAGE Open October-December 2015 DOI: 10.1177/2158244015621957

McHugh, Kelly and R. Bruce Anderson. “Joining “Us”; Creating and Maintaining a Discipline-based Learning Community,” Learning Communities Research and Practice 3(2), Article 6.

McHugh, Kelly. “Congress and the Electoral Connection: A Comparison of the Vietnam and Iraq Wars,” Democracy and Security 10, no 3 (Fall 2014).

McHugh, Kelly. “Bush, Blair, and the War in Iraq: Alliance Politics and the Limits of Influence,” Political Science Quarterly 125, no. 3 (Fall 2010).

Salinger, Lawrence M. (ed). Sage Encyclopedia of White-Collar & Corporate Crime (Sage: New York, 2013).

McHugh, Kelly and Tina Cotas-Robles, “Richard Nixon”: 649-652.

McHugh, Kelly and Tina Cotas-Robles, “John Edwards”: 288-290.

Harvey, Kerrick (ed). Sage Encyclopedia of Social Media and Politics  (Sage: New York, 2014).

McHugh, Kelly and Tina Cotas-Robles, “2000 Congressional Campaigns”: 156-159.

McHugh, Kelly and Tina Cotas-Robles, “2002 Congressional Campaigns”: 160-162.

McHugh, Kelly and Catherine Aqualina, “Campaign Organizing”: 193-198.

McHugh, Kelly, “Petraeus, David”: 958-960.

McHugh, Kelly, “Freedom of the Press & National Security”: 549-553.

McHugh, Kelly, “Mosireen.org”: 852-852.

McHugh, Kelly, “John Aucubhon Press Freedom Award”: 747-748.

McHugh, Kelly, “2004 Congressional Campaigns”:  162-166.

McHugh, Kelly, “Pentagon Digital Engagement Team”: 951-953.

McHugh, Kelly and Gage Nicholas, “West, Allen”: 1376-1379.

McHugh, Kelly and Matthew Geras, “Bambuser”: 108-109.

Arrigo, Bruce A (ed.).Sage Encyclopedia of Criminal Justice Ethics  (Sage: New York, 2014).

McHugh, Kelly and Kassandra Galvez, “Graham v. Florida”: 396-398.

McHugh, Kelly and Laura Hackett, “International Criminal Courts”: 492-495.

McHugh, Kelly and Matthew Geras, “Military Courts”: 586-591.

McHugh, Kelly, “Kansas v. Hendricks”: 541-542.

McHugh, Kelly, “Sodomy Laws”: 882-884.

McHugh, Kelly and Kira Ramirez, “Judicial Corruption”: 501-508.

Sage Encyclopedia of Alcohol (Sage: New York, 2015).

McHugh, Kelly, “Commodity Chain Analysis”

McHugh, Kelly, “Resorts”

McHugh, Kelly and Kassandra Galvez, “Casinos”

McHugh, Kelly and Steven Bramley, “Beer Runs”

McHugh, Kelly and Catherine Aquilina, “Historic Alcoholic Beverages”

McHugh, Kelly, “Middle East”

Sage Encyclopedia of Surveillance, Security and Privacy (forthcoming)

McHugh Kelly and Meagan Hebel, “Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission”

McHugh Kelly and Kira Ramirez, “Espionage”

McHugh Kelly and Kira Ramirez, “Nazism”

McHugh Kelly and Kira Ramirez, “PATRIOT Act”

McHugh, Kelly and Corey Koch, “Affordable Care Act”

McHugh, Kelly and Corey Koch, “Data Mining”

McHugh, Kelly, “Camp David Accords”

McHugh, Kelly, “Tet Offensive”

McHugh, Kelly, “Glasnost”

McHugh, Kelly, “Iran-Contra Affair”

McHugh, Kelly and Brianna Turberville, “United Nations Peacekeeping”

Sage Encyclopedia of Economics and Society

Kelly McHugh and Matthew Geras, “Marriage Penalty”