Richard W. Maass, Ph.D.

Richard Maass

International Relations

International Security
U.S. Foreign Policy
Terrorism and Counterterrorism
International Law
Political Theory


University of Evansville


Hi! I am an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Evansville (UE) specializing in International Relations (IR), including international security, U.S. foreign policy, terrorism, and diplomatic history. I teach a range of IR courses to the students at UE, and I am constantly thinking about new ways to engage student learning in these fascinating subjects. My first book, which explores how democracy and xenophobia limited U.S. territorial expansion, will be published by Cornell University Press on May 15, 2020. To find out more, click on the image below:

Richard Maass

My second book, an edited volume under contract with the University of Michigan Press, explores variations in the U.S. relationship with international law and will be published in 2021. I earned my Ph.D. in 2013 from the University of Notre Dame, where I also taught four courses during the 2012-2013 academic year. The following year, I taught four courses as a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Government at Cornell University, before joining UE in Fall 2014. I have published research in journals such as Diplomatic History, International Security, Terrorism and Political Violence, and Historical Methods, and regularly present research on panels at the annual conferences of the American Political Science Association and the International Studies Association, as well as other conferences. I have also taught and presented research overseas, including at Harlaxton College in the United Kingdom and at the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs in the Republic of Georgia.