Michael Flynn

Ph.D. Political Science, Binghamton University

Dr. Michael Flynn
Michael Flynn is a Professor in the Department of Political Science at Kansas State University. He serves as the department's Director of Secuirty Studies. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Binghamton University in 2013. He received a B.A. in Politics and a B.A. in History from Potsdam College (SUNY) in 2006.

Michael’s research focuses primarily on the political economy of states’ foreign policy behavior. One of his research focus areas is on the political and economic consequences of U.S. military deployments. He is a Co-PI on a project titled “The Social, Economic, and Political effects of U.S. Military Deployments” funded by the U.S. Department of Defense’s Minerva Research Initiative, the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, and U.S. Army Research Office (Grant: W911NF-18-1-0087). His research also focuses on the role of partisanship and ideology in shaping U.S. foreign policy. Michael’s peer-reviewed research has appeared in the American Political Science Review, the British Journal of Political Science, International Studies Quarterly, and various other journals. He has also published several or op-eds and guest articles in outlets like the Monkey Cage, The Conversation, and Political Violence @ a Glance.

His teaching interests include U.S. Foreign Policy, Domestic Politics, International Relations, World Politics, International Security, Military Deployments, and Research Methodology.