Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Countdown to the next Science on Tap


Mark Peceny
Dean, College of Arts and Sciencs

March 7, 2013
5:30 pm
Cosmo Tapas

Bring a friend or friends, make a night of it!


Political Science Professor Mark Peceny was appointed dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Peceny has a record for creating one of the most diverse faculties in the nation among departments of political science at similar institutions and is interested in building on last year’s successes in shared governance. He also has the goal to enhance teaching and research by developing a sustainable strategy for hiring and retaining tenure track faculty. Peceny joined UNM in 1992 and has served as chair of the Department of Political Science.

Peceny grad­u­ated from the Uni­ver­sity of Michi­gan in 1984 with a BA in polit­i­cal sci­ence and earned his Ph.D. from Stan­ford Uni­ver­sity in 1993. He joined the UNM fac­ulty as an assis­tant pro­fes­sor in 1992. He was pro­moted to full pro­fes­sor and named chair of the polit­i­cal sci­ence depart­ment in 2005. His research exam­ines democ­racy, dic­ta­tor­ship, and war with spe­cial atten­tion to the pro­mo­tion of democ­racy dur­ing U.S. mil­i­tary interventions.

His book, Democ­racy at the Point of Bay­o­nets, was pub­lished by Penn State Press and his research has appeared in the Amer­i­can Polit­i­cal Sci­ence Review, the flag­ship jour­nal of his dis­ci­pline and in Inter­na­tional Orga­ni­za­tion, the top jour­nal in the sub­field of inter­na­tional rela­tions. He has won UNM university-wide and college-wide teach­ing awards.