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- Research areas:
- International Affairs and Development
- Areas of Interest:
- National and International Affairs
Dr. Susan Siena teaches courses in national and international affairs. Her research interests include techniques to promote active learning and critical thinking in the classroom as well as issues related to terrorism and national security.
Siena came to O'Neill from IU's Office of the Vice Provost for Research where she served as a proposal development specialist, working with faculty to secure external funding from government and private sponsors. In that capacity, she prepared IU's response to the Organizational Interest and Capacity Questionnaire from the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs of the U.S. Department of State.
Prior to IU, Siena was an assistant professor of political science and the director of International Studies at Mount Union College (now the University of Mount Union), in Alliance, Ohio, where she taught a wide variety of courses in comparative politics and international relations, including European, post-Soviet, and Asian politics as well as international political economy and international organizations.
Siena attended the University of Michigan where she earned highest distinction for an honors thesis on the Green Party of Germany. She completed her doctorate in political science at the University of California, Berkeley, with a focus on international relations and comparative politics.