John R. Karaagac

Lecturer

Phone:
(812) 855-0732
Email:
jkaraaga@indiana.edu
Room Number:
SPEA 429

Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • Ph.D. with Distinction, International Relations, Johns Hopkins University, 1997
  • M.A., International Relations, Cambridge University, 1987
  • B.A., History, University of California-Berkeley, 1986

Courses

  • Comparative Public Management and Administration
  • National & International Policy
  • Political Economy and Public Policy
  • Traditions of Inquiry: International Relations Theory and Policy Choices

Biography

Dr. John Karaagac is a political scientist with expertise in the American presidency, domestic and foreign policy, political biography, and international and comparative politics. An IU faculty member for more than a decade, Karaagac lectures on public policy and international relations at SPEA. He has also taught at the University of Richmond and Johns Hopkins University. In the summers, Karaagac teaches international relations theory and American foreign policy at Hopkins' School of Advanced International Studies Summer program where he earned his doctorate with distinction in 1997.

Karaagac has written four books on American policy and the intersection between the presidency and foreign politics, including The Bush Paradox: a Study in Comparative Politics. He also co-authored a book with IU Emeritus Professor Randall Baker, titled Why America Isn't Europe.

Highlights

  • Trustee's Teaching Award (2016)
  • Inaugural Recipient of (2015) Most Creative Teaching Method Award, SPEA Student Choice Awards
  • SPEA Teaching Award, Undergraduate Instruction (2012, 2013)
  • Author of four books on Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, and John McCain
  • Professorial Lecturer in American Foreign Policy at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies (summers)

Selected Works