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    Adam Lusk, PhD

    Associate Professor of Political Science and Environmental Studies

    Adam Lusk, PhD

    Adam Lusk is an Associate Professor of Political Science and Environmental Studies at Rosemont College. Among other subjects, his research interests include international security, threat perception, global environmental politics, and norms and ethics in International Relations.

    Currently, his work focuses on debates about U.S. foreign policy in order to understand how war becomes justified, and the relationship between global environmental issues and security. He has also published on pedagogy and active learning in the political science classroom.

    Educational Background

    • PhD, Political Science
      • Temple University
      • Dissertation: Arguing Security – Rhetoric, Media, and Threat Legitimation
    • MA, Political Science
      • New York University
    • BA, Politics
      • Ursinus College
      • Cum Laude

    Professional Positions

    • Associate Professor of Political Science (tenured)
      • Rosemont College, 2019 - Present
    • Associate Professor of Environmental Studies (tenured)
      • Rosemont College, 2019 - Present
    • Assistant Professor of Political Science
      • Rosemont College, 2012 - 2019
    • Instructor in Political Science
      • Temple University, 2003 - 2008
    • Lecturer in Political Science
      • Ursinus College, 2005 - 2007

    Contact Info

    Peer-Reviewed Publications

    2018. “Beyond the CNN Effect or Stuck in the Middle? How relational sociology remaps media and security studies.” International Studies Review, forthcoming.

    2017. "From polyps to politics: using a coral reef living laboratory in a politics of sustainability course." Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences 7, no. 2: 216-229. With John Ullrich and Lauren Profitt. DOI: 10.1007/s13412-015-0316-y

    2016. "Metacognitive strategies in the introduction to the political science classroom." Journal of Political Science Education 12, no. 2: 141-150. DOI: 10.1080/15512169.2015.1060888

    2009. “Making Movies Active: Lessons from Simulations” (with Sheri Sunderland and J.C. Rothermel). PS: Political Science and Politics 42: 543-547.

    Academic Honors, Grants, and Awards

    • Teagle/SEPCHE Grant, “Integrating the Liberal Arts in Business,” 2019-present
    • Grant Award, Margaret M. Healy Fund for Faculty Research in Ethics and Leadership, 2018
    • Invited Participant, Pedagogy Workshop, 2016 International Studies Association Northeast Annual Conference
    • Junior Scholar Symposium Panelist, 2016 International Studies Association Annual Convention
    • Connolly Young Faculty Grant, Rosemont College, 2015-2016
    • Ideas Lab Grant, National Science Foundation, Spring 2014 (declined)
    • Teagle/SEPCHE Building Faculty Capacity Grant, “From Polyps to Politics: Using a Coral Reef Living Laboratory to Teach Global Environmental Politics,” Spring 2014
    • Teagle/SEPCHE Building Faculty Capacity Grant, “Using Metacognition in the Classroom: Cases of Productive Failures and Useful Opportunities,” Fall 2013
    • Teagle/SEPCHE Building Faculty Capacity Grant, “Understanding Productive Failure: Effects of Using Metacognition to Teach Risk-Taking and Resiliency,” Spring 2013