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Department of Political Science

Sam Bell

Ph.D. Political Science, Binghamton University

Sam Bell

Sam Bell is an associate professor of Political Science at Kansas State University. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Binghamton University in May 2009. He received his B.A. from the State University of New York at Albany.

Sam’s research focuses on the role that information flows and governmental transparency play in both domestic and interstate conflict processes. His work has appeared in Political Research Quarterly and he has forthcoming work in the Journal of Politics. He is currently working on research examining the political and economic determinants and consequences of governmental transparency.

His teaching interests include interstate and civil conflict, U.S. foreign policy, and quantitative research methods. This spring, Sam is teaching POLSC 333 Introduction to World Politics and POLSC 813 International Security.