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Thomas E. Doyle, II

Dr. DoyleOffice:  UAC 375
Phone:  512.245.3280

Curriculum Vitae

B.A. Point Loma Nazarene College
M.A. California State University, Northridge
M.A. California State University, Los Angeles
M.A. University of California, Irvine
Ph.D. University of California, Irvine

Associate Professor, Department of Political Science

Thomas Doyle’s research focus is in the field of nuclear ethics.  His most recent book is titled Nuclear Ethics for the 21st Century: Survival, Order, and Justice (Rowman & Littlefield International, 2020).  He also wrote The Ethics of Nuclear Weapons Dissemination: Moral Dilemmas of Aspiration, Avoidance, and Prevention (Routledge, 2015).  He has authored several articles which have appeared in journals such as Ethics and International AffairsEthics and Global PoliticsJournal of Military EthicsInternational Theory, and Journal of International Political Theory.  Doyle has also contributed short opinion pieces on nuclear ethics in the mainstream media.  One is found on the Washington Post’s Monkey Cage blog and is titled “The Iranian Nuclear Controversy is also about saving face.” Another is found on the Brookings Institution Lawfare blog and is titled “The Foreign Policy Essay: Moral Values and the Pursuit of Nuclear Weapons.”  Doyle teaches courses on international security, international organization, the politics of nuclear weapons, and introduction to international studies.  He is a member of the International Studies Association and the British International Studies Association. 

Courses Taught

PS 3351 Intro to International Studies

PS 3353 Main Issues in World Politics

PS 4353 International Organizations

PS 4351 International Conflict and Security

PS 4399 Senior Seminar  Mainstream and Dissident Security Studies

PS 5360 Nuclear Ethics

PS 5330A  Nuclear Weapons in International Politics