Jonathan M. DiCicco


Associate Professor of Political Science and International Relations, Middle Tennessee State University


Work phone: 615 904 8035

Jon DiCicco is Associate Professor of Political Science and International Relations at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, where he teaches international peace and security in MTSU’s Masters of International Affairs program. DiCicco’s research focuses on the consequences, causes, and prevention of war, with special attention to foreign-policy decision-making in the context of interstate rivalries and power transitions. Combining political analysis with historical perspective, DiCicco’s published research often emphasizes leadership and agency within the structural frameworks of power transition theory and interstate rivalry research. His work may be found in the Journal of Conflict Resolution, International Studies Quarterly, Political Research Quarterly, Foreign Policy Analysis, and other scholarly journals, books, and reference works, including The Oxford Encyclopedia of Empirical International Relations Theory. He is currently developing a project on dissatisfaction and revisionism in the international order. Former director of the International Relations program at Canisius College, DiCicco earned his B.A. at Drew University and his Ph.D. at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey-New Brunswick.

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