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Cortell, Andrew

TitleProfessor and Department Head
DepartmentPolitical Science and PublicAdminis
Office209D Goodwyn Hall


Andrew P. Cortell is a political scientist specializing in the study of international relations theory, international political economy, and international organization. His research focuses on globalization, international institutions, and the mediating effect of domestic institutions on global processes. He is the author of Mediating Globalization: Domestic Institutions and Industrial Policies in the United States and Britain (State University of New York Press), and co-editor of Altered States: International Relations, Domestic Politics, and Institutional Change (Lexington Books/Rowman and Littlefield). His work also appears most notably in Delegation and Agency in International Organizations (Cambridge University Press), and International Studies Quarterly, International Studies Review, Comparative Political Studies, the British Journal of Political Science, and the Review of International Studies among other refereed journals and books. His work is the recipient of the “best article of the year award” from the British International Studies Association. He also has received several teaching awards and recognitions throughout his twenty years in academics. He currently teaches the undergraduate course POLS 2200 Introduction to International Relations and the doctoral courses PUAD 7550 International Relations and Public Policy and PUAD 7580 International Political Economy.

He joined the faculty at Auburn University at Montgomery in January 2013 and is Department Head and Professor of Political Science. He serves as the director of the nationally accredited Masters Degree Program in Public Administration and co-director of the Ph.D. Program in Public Administration and Public Policy. Previously he taught for thirteen years at Lewis & Clark College where he was Department Chair and a tenured Associate Professor. He also has held positions at the University of Utah and the University of Pittsburgh, and was a John M. Olin Fellow in Economics and National Security at Harvard University. He earned a Ph.D. in political science from Columbia University, a master’s degree in international affairs from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, a graduate certificate in West European Studies from Columbia University, and a B.A. with honors in history from Wesleyan University.

EducationPh.D. in Political Science, Columbia University
M.Phil., Political Science, Columbia University
M.A. in International Affairs, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
Graduate Certificate, West European Studies, Columbia University
B.A., with honors in History, Wesleyan University