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Simon Rotzer

Simon Rotzer

Assistant Professor

Inst for Nat'l Sec & Military Study

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  • Ph.D. Political Science - University of Tennessee, Knoxville

  • B.A. Political Science and Social Studies - Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt

Dr. Rotzer received his Ph.D. in International Relations and Comparative Politics at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Before joining APSU, he taught at Tulane University as a Visiting Assistant Professor. He received his undergraduate degree from the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Germany and spent time at Maryville College, TN, and the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh.

Dr. Rotzer's research focuses on Civil-Military Relations. Specifically, he concentrates on the interactions and communications by and between the government, the public, and the military, and the consequences of such interactions on society, the state, and international security. His scholarly interests also include Security Studies, the European Union, NATO, and Germany. In the past, he taught Introduction to Political Science, Introduction to International Relations, International Regimes, Civil-Military Relations, Causes and Prevention of Interstate War, and International Security.