Recipient of 2015 President’s Faculty Award

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Dr. Ivan Sascha Sheehan, Associate Professor of Public and International Affairs at the University of Baltimore, was selected by President Kurt Schmoke to receive the 2015 President’s Faculty Award for outstanding contributions related to teaching, research, and service in support of the university’s mission. The $5,000 award is the highest honor bestowed on a faculty member annually. Recipients of the award are required to have a record of excellence in teaching, research, scholarly activity, and service. Dr. Sheehan will be honored at a dedicated luncheon during Convocation week in September 2015. #JPEG

Below is a summary of the selection committee’s assessment, as forwarded by Associate Provost Catherine Andersen:

“Dr. Sheehan is a highly regarded faculty member who reflects the University of Baltimore’s highest standards. In his time at the University of Baltimore he has published six scholarly articles, a book, a peer-reviewed book chapter and many other chapters and research monographs. His numerous works and presentations have significant impact on the fields of terrorism and counterterrorism, insurgency, conflict management and political oppression. He is also an outstanding teacher. In a letter submitted in support of his nomination, Dr. Larry Thomas – former Dean of the College of Public Affairs – indicated that ‘…his student evaluations are among the highest that I have seen during all my years serving both as a faculty member and as an administrator at the university.’”

Dr. Sheehan is the Director of the graduate programs in Negotiations & Conflict Management and Global Affairs & Human Security in the College of Public Affairs at the University of Baltimore.

For additional research or media related updates or to learn more about Dr. Sheehan, follow him on Twitter @ProfSheehan or link to his research profiles.

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Sheehan Joins Global Research Delegation at 2015 Conference for Democratic Change in Iran

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Dr. Ivan Sascha Sheehan, Associate Professor of Public and International Affairs at the University of Baltimore, has been invited to Paris as a guest of the Committee for the Convention of Democracy in Iran to join a delegation of researchers at the largest annual gathering of the democratic Iranian opposition on June 13, 2015. The event will feature remarks by leaders from more than fifty countries, a bipartisan delegation of U.S. policymakers, and distinguished academics from around the world. P5+1 nuclear negotiations, democracy, human rights, ISIS, and the Iranian regime’s interference in the sovereign affairs of Middle East countries will be examined.

For additional research or media related updates or to learn more, follow Dr. Sheehan on Twitter @ProfSheehan or link to his research profiles.

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Sheehan @ 2015 APSA Conference

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Dr. Ivan Sascha Sheehan, Associate Professor of Public and International Affairs at the University of Baltimore, is scheduled to both chair and serve as a discussant for several panels at the 111 Annual American Political Science Association Annual Meeting in San Francisco, California between September 3-6. The panels include Foreign Policy of Middle East States and Examining Counterterrorism and Insurgency Policies.

Dr. Sheehan is the Director of the graduate programs in Negotiations and Conflict Management and Global Affairs and Human Security in the College of Public Affairs at the University of Baltimore.

For additional research or media related updates or to learn more about Dr. Sheehan, follow him on Twitter @ProfSheehan or link to his research profiles.

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Sheehan Interviewed on Iran Policy from Paris

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Live Interview | Iran’s Regional Conduct, The Gulf Summit, & Obama Administration Policy | May 14, 2015 | 

Dr. Ivan Sascha Sheehan, Associate Professor of Public and International Affairs at the University of Baltimore, participated in a live online interview from Paris with journalists from around the world on May 14, 2015. The program with Professor Sheehan came one day after a similar question and answer session with Ambassador Robert Joseph, who formerly served as United States Special Envoy for Nuclear Nonproliferation.

Dr. Sheehan is the Director of the graduate programs in Negotiations and Conflict Management and Global Affairs and Human Security in the College of Public Affairs at the University of Baltimore.

For additional research or media related updates or to learn more about Dr. Sheehan, follow him on Twitter @ProfSheehan or link to his research profiles.

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Sheehan Speaks at Rally Outside White House

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Hundreds of Iranian-Americans rallied outside the White House on April 14 as Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi met with President Obama.

Dr. Ivan Sascha Sheehan, Associate Professor of Public and International Affairs at the University of Baltimore, addressed the crowds by discussing the destructive role played by the Iranian regime’s interference in Iraq and called for the prompt eviction of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps’ Quds Force and its commander, Major General Qassem Soleimani, from Iraq noting that these were prerequisites for a durable solution to the Iraqi crisis.

Also speaking at the event were Col. Wesley Martin, formerly stationed at Camp Ashraf as Senior Anti-Terrorism and Force Protection Officer for Coalition Forces in Iraq; Professor Raymond Tanter, a Senior National Security Council staffer in the Reagan White House; Mr. Bruce McColm, former Executive Director of the prominent human rights organization Freedom House; and Mr. Steven Schneebaum, international lawyer and Professorial Lecturer at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies. The speakers pointed to ongoing detention of the Iranian resistance in Iraq and called on the international community to do more to protect the Iranian dissidents from Iraqi forces acting as proxies for Tehran.

Dr. Sheehan is the Director of the graduate programs in Negotiations and Conflict Management and Global Affairs and Human Security in the College of Public Affairs at the University of Baltimore.

For additional research or media related updates or to learn more about Dr. Sheehan, follow him on Twitter @ProfSheehan or link to his research profiles.

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Sheehan Speaks in U.S. Senate on Iran Policy

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On March 25, 2015, Dr. Ivan Sascha Sheehan – Associate Professor of Public and International Affairs – spoke at a bipartisan congressional briefing in the United States Senate on a panel featuring Senator Joseph Lieberman (former candidate for Vice President of the United States), Senator Chuck Schumer, Senator Gary Peters, and distinguished military leaders and academics. Dr. Sheehan’s talk addressed matters related to the ongoing P5+1 nuclear discussions with Iran and the prospect of regime change from within.

Dr. Sheehan is the Director of the graduate programs in Negotiations and Conflict Management and Global Affairs and Human Security in the College of Public Affairs at the University of Baltimore.

Several of his recently authored studies on U.S.-Iran policy can be accessed @:

SHEEHAN: What Is “Regime Change From Within?” Unpacking the Concept in the Context of Iran | Digest of Middle East Studies | Fall 2014 | Vol. 23, Issue 2

SHEEHAN: Balancing Ends, Ways, and Means: The Case for Reviving Support for “Regime Change from Within” in Iran | The Journal on Terrorism and Security Analysis | Syracuse University | Spring 2015 | 10th Edition

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Sheehan Awarded Promotion & Tenure

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Dr. Ivan Sascha Sheehan was awarded tenure and promoted to the rank of Associate Professor in the College of Public Affairs at the University of Baltimore. Dr. Sheehan’s promotion and tenure follows a year-long internal and external review of his teaching, research, and leadership in the School of Public and International Affairs.

Sheehan joined the faculty at the University of Baltimore in 2009 after serving on the faculty at the University of Massachusetts Boston in the John W. McCormack School of Policy Studies. He also previously taught at Bentley University, Tufts University, and George Mason University, after receiving a Ph.D. in 2006.

In supporting Dr. Sheehan’s case for promotion and tenure, Provost Joseph Wood wrote:

Dr. Sheehan has fully met and exceeded criteria set by CPA (College of Public Affairs) for the rank of associate professor with tenure. He has also shown remarkable leadership qualities… Based on the College’s very strong recommendations and my review of Dr. Sheehan’s record, I support his promotion to the rank of associate professor with tenure.

Former Mayor and now President of the University of Baltimore, Kurt Schmoke, concurred with earlier unanimous decisions reached at the school, college, dean, and university levels and granted promotion and tenure on March 19, 2015.

Learn more about Dr. Sheehan’s scholarship, link to his research profiles, or have a look at select media appearances here.

You can also read more about tenure and the importance of academic freedom by reviewing the American Association of University Professors 1940 Statement of Principles on Academic Freedom and Tenure.

For additional research or media related updates or to learn more, follow Dr. Sheehan on Twitter @ProfSheehan.

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