Edward Rhodes

Currently a professor on the faculty of Mason’s Schar School of Policy and Government, Edward Rhodes studies American foreign and national security policy. Prior to joining Mason in 2010 as Dean of the School of Public Policy, Dr. Rhodes was on the faculty of Rutgers University, serving as founding Director of the Rutgers Center for Global Security and Democracy and as Dean of the Social and Behavioral Sciences. From 2007 to 2009, he was a visiting professor at Princeton University, and has held research appointments at Harvard, Stanford, and Cornell Universities. As a fellow of the Council on Foreign Relations, Dr. Rhodes served in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations in the Strategy and Concepts branch of the U.S. Navy Staff. From 2000 to 2001, he posted overseas as a Fulbright Fellow at the University of Latvia. From 2003 to 2009, Dr. Rhodes served on the State Department’s Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation, the Congressionally-mandated body overseeing the preparation and release of the official record of American foreign policy. Dr. Rhodes received his A.B. from Harvard University and his M.P.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.