Joseph Rudolph, Jr., Ph.D.



Contact Info

CLA 3210E


Ph. D. University of Virginia,
Government, 1971

M.A. University of Virginia,
Foreign Affairs, 1966

B.A. University of Virginia,
Highest Honors,
Political Science, 1964

Areas of Expertise

Comparative Politics
Ethnic Politics
Public Policy
International Relations


Professional Experience

  • Fulbright Professor, The American University in Kosovo, September, 2011-February 2012
  • Full Professor, Towson University, Department of Political Science, 1990 - Present
  • Fulbright Lecturer, Comenius University, Czech and Slovak Federal Republic, 1991 - 1992
  • Associate Professor, Towson University, Department of Political Science, 1984 - 1990
  • Associate Professor and Chair, University of Tulsa Department of Political Science. 1978-84
  • Summer Fellow, University of Keele, David Bruce Center for American Studies, 1983
  • Assistant Professor, University of Tulsa,, Department Political Science, 1970 - 1978
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Heidelberg College, Department of Government, 1969-70

Public Affairs Experience

  • Resource Person, Pacific Architecture and Engineering, REACT Division – Office of Democratization, Education, and Human Rights, 1997-present.
  • Election Supervisor for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), deployments include Ukraine Parliamentary Elections (2014), Macedonian Parliamentary Elections (2011) and local elections (2013), Kosovo Municipal and National Elections, 2000-2003, and in Bosnia-Herzegovina Municipal and National Elections, 1997-8.
  • Risk Analysis Consultant, Various Tulsa-Based Energy-Related Industries, 1974-1984.


  • Rudolph, Joseph R., Jr, Editor and Principal Contributor, Encyclopedia of Modern Ethnic Conflicts, Volumes I & II (2nd edition, forthcoming from Greenwood Press, December, 2015)
  • Rudolph, Joseph R., Jr., and William Lahneman, Co-editors and Principal Contributors. From Mediation to Nation-Building: Third Parties and the Management of Communal Conflict. (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2013).
  • Rudolph, Joseph R., Jr.. Hot Spot: North America and Europe.. (Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group, 2008)
  • Rudolph, Joseph R., Jr. Politics and Ethnicity: A Comparative Study. (New York: Macmillan - Palgrave Press. 2006).
  • Rudolph, Joseph R., Jr.. Editor and Principal Contributor. 2003. Encyclopedia of Modern Ethnic Conflicts. (Westport, CT. and London: Greenwood Publishing Group, 2003).
  • Rudolph, Joseph R., Jr. Energy: An Annotated Guide to Available Literature. (Metuchen,
  • NJ and London: The Scarecrow Press, Magill Bibliographies, 1995).
  • Rudolph, Joseph R., Jr., and Robert J. Thompson., Co-editors and Principal Authors. 1989. Ethnoterritorial Politics, Policy, and the Western World. (Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 1989. Republished in Spanish by Ediciones Pomares-Corredor of Barcelona, 1992.)
Peer-Reviewed Articles (Partial Listing)
  • Rudolph, Joseph R., Jr. 1995. “Intervention in Communal Conflicts.” Orbis, 39 (Spring): 259-293.
  • Rudolph, Joseph R., Jr. and Robert J. Thompson. 1985. "Ethnonational Movements and the Policy Process: Accommodating Nationalist Demands in the Developed World.” Comparative Politics, 17 (April): 291 - 311.
  • Rudolph, Joseph R., Jr. 1981. “Ethnoregionalism in Contemporary Western Europe: the Politics of Accommodation.” Canadian Review of Studies in Nationalism, 8 (Fall): 323-345.
  • Rudolph, Joseph R., Jr.. 1977. “Ethnic Sub-States and the Emergent Politics of Tri-level Interaction in Western Europe.” Western Political Quarterly, 30 (December): 537-557.
  • Rudolph, Joseph R., Jr.. 1977. Ethnonational Parties and Political Change: the Belgian and British Experience,” Polity, 9 (Summer): 401-426.
Peer-Reviewed Book Chapters (Representative Listing)
  • Rudolph, Joseph R., Jr.. 2004. “Military Intervention and Forced Migration: The Case of Yugoslavia,” in Nitza Nachmias, (Ed.), The International Politics of Forced Migration. Baltimore: Publish America. p. 191-229.
  • Rudolph, Joseph R., Jr.. 1997. “Humanitarian Aid in the Former Yugoslavia: the Limits of Militarized Humanitarian Assistance," in Nitza Nachmias and Eric Belgrad (Eds.), The Politics of International Humanitarian Operations. New York: Greenwood Press. p. 137-156.
  • Rudolph, Joseph R., Jr.. 1995. "Building Constitutionalism in the Newly Democratizing Countries of Europe: the Search for Inspiration and Models," in Irena Grudzinska Gros (Ed.), Politics and Constitutionalism . Bratislava and New York: European Cultural Foundation. p. 94-103.
  • Rudolph, Joseph R., Jr.. 1993. "Third Party Intervention in Communal Conflict," in Hans E. Klein (Ed.), Innovation Through Cooperation. Boston,: World Association for Case Method Research & Application. p. 259-267.
  • Rudolph, Joseph R., Jr.. 1987. “Energy Policy in the United States and Britain,” in Jerold L. Waltman and Donley T. Studlar (Eds.), Political Economy: Public Policies in the United States and Britain . Jackson, MI. and London: University Press of Mississippi. p. 120–149.
  • Rudolph, Joseph R., Jr.. 1987. “Synthetic Fuels Abroad: Energy Development in High Energy Dependency Areas,” in Ernest J. Yanarella and William C. Green: (Eds.), The Unfulfilled Promise of Synthetic Fuels: Technological Failure, Policy Immobilism, or Commercial Illusion? New York: Greenwood Press. p. 173-192.
  • Rudolph, Joseph R., Jr., and Robert J. Thompson. 1986. "Ethnic Politics and Public Policy in Western Societies: A Framework for Comparative Analysis," in Dennis Thompson and Dov Ronen (Eds.), Ethnicity, Politics, and Development. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers,. p. 25-64.
Work in Progress, Preliminary Stage
  • Rudolph, Joseph R., Jr. Editor and Principal Contributor. Surviving Independence: the Morning After Successful Secessions (Chapter contributors to be primarily drawn from scholars in post-separatist states)
  • Entries in Reference Volumes (Partial Listing of over 50 Articles Since 1990)
  • 2010. “Energy Politics,” in Craig W. Allin, (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Global Resources, 362-367.
  • 2010. “The Oil Industry,” also in Craig W. Allin, (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Global Resources, 875-879.
  • 2010. ”9/11 and U.S. Immigration Policy,” in Carl L. Bankston, III (Ed,), Encyclopedia of American Immigration, 792-794
  • 2008. “February 21, 1992: United Nations Authorizes Troop Deployment in the Balkans,” in Robert F. Gorman (Ed.): Great Events from History: The 20th Century, 1971-2000, 2642-2644.
  • 2008. “February 28, 1998-June 9, 1999: Kosovo Conflict Escalates,” also in Robert F. Gorman Ed.), Great Events from History: The 20th Century, 1971-2000, 3094-3097.
  • 2005. “The 1970s Energy Crises,” in John C. Super (Ed.), The Seventies in America., 322-324.
  • 2002. “Terrorism and Antiterrorism: 1990-2000,” in Weapons and Warfare, 712-715.
  • 2002. “Hague Court Convicts Bosnian Croats of 1993 Muslim Massacre,” in Charles F. Bahmueller (Ed.) Human Rights Violations, 843-848.
  • 2000. “The United Nations and Conflict Resolution.” in Magill’s Guide to Military History. 1584-1586.
  • 1999. “Slovakia,” in Charles F. Bahmueller (Ed.), Current World Conflicts and Confrontations, 1934-1941.
  • 1998. “The Day the Pump Ran Dry: Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of the Energy Crisis,”in How It Works: Science Annual, 1999. Tarrytown, NY: Webster’s Home Library. 263-272.
  • 1998. “American Indians,” in David Bradley and Shelly Fisher Fishkin (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Civil Rights in America. 57-61.
  • 1997. “Oklahoma City Federal Building Bombed,” in Great Events from History, Revised Edition. Pasadena: 1290-1291
  • 1995. “Constitutional Government,” in McCrea Adams (Ed.), Survey of Social Science: Government and Politics, 432-438.

Conference Activity, 21st Century

  • 2012. Central and East European International Studies Association, Krakow Poland, September 21-23. Chaired Panel entitled “Kosovo: Surviving Independence,” and presented introductory paper with same title as panel’s.
  • 2010. International Studies Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 17-20.. Chaired Panel on “Reflections on Nation-Building, 15 Years After Dayton,” and served as discussant on two additional panels.
  • 2008. Second Global International Studies Conference, Ljubljana, Slovenia, July 23-26. Chaired Panel on “Third Party Management of Communal Conflict,” presented a paper entitled “Nation-building as deja vu: Measuring ‘Success’ in Third Party Management of Communal Conflict” on that panel, and Chaired a panel on “Security Cooperation.”
  • 2007. Seventh Convention of the Central and East European International Studies Association (CEEISA), Worclaw, Poland 23-25 May. Presented a paper entitled “Extra-Systemic Options and the Management of Ethnic Conflict in Europe: Coping with Kosovo,” and served as a discussant on another panel.
  • 2005. Meeting of the Research Committee on Politics and Ethnicity of the International Political Science Association, Budapest. Hungary, August 25-27. Presented a paper entitled “Patent Medicine: Reassessing the Tools for Managing Communal Conflict in the Age of Post-Conflict Institution-Building.”
  • 2005. Conference on “Pathways in Reconciliation and Global Human Rights,” Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, August 17-19. Presented a paper entitled “Facilitating Democratization and Human Rights Security: An Assessment of Third Party Involvement in Post-Communist Europe.”
  • 2003. International Studies Association/CEEISA Conference, Budapest, Hungary, June 27-29. Presented a paper entitled “National Self-determination, Transnational Terrorism, and European Supranationalism: Converging Pathways in Our Time.”
  • 2000. Central and Southeastern Europe International Studies Association Convention, Warsaw, Poland, June. Presented a paper entitled “Managing Ethnic Conflict in Post-Communist, Post-Civil War Europe.”
  • Program and Curriculum Development Experience
  • Member, Curriculum Evaluation Committee, Review Commissioned by Dukagjini College, Peta, Kosovo, November, 2011.
  • Assistant Chair, Department of Political Science, Towson University, 2011-present.
  • Chair, each Departmental Search Committee hiring in areas of Comparative Politics, International Relations, and Public Policy, 1995 - present.
  • Chair, Departmental Promotion and Tenure Committee, 1998 - 2011.
  • Member, Curriculum Committee, College of Liberal Arts, Towson University, 2009-2010
  • Fulbright Consultant on Curriculum Development, Department of Politology, Comenius University, Bratislava, 1991-2, with responsibilities also vis a vis other Slovak universities.
  • Chair, Department of Political Science and M.A. Program in Urban Studies, University of Tulsa, 1978 -1984.
  • Member, Southwestern Social Science Association Committee on the Profession, 1980-84

Other Professional Service

  • Manuscript reviewer for professional journals and commercial publishers.
  • Review books regularly for journals whose focus is ethnic conflict and conflict resolution.
  • Periodically serve as an Outside Evaluator in the tenure proceedings at other universities.

Undergraduate and Graduate Courses

  • Courses Currently Offered (Annually or in a 3 Year Rotation):
  • Comparative Politics: Europe Comparative Public Policy: Developed World
  • Ethnic Conflict & Conflict Management Energy Politics and Policy
  • Terrorism and Political Violence Introduction to Comparative Politics
  • Seminar on Democratization Introduction to International Politics