Kyle Kattelman

Kyle Kattelman

Associate Professor of Political Science,
Department of Social Sciences and History

Contact Information



  • POLS 1101: Introduction to Political Science
  • POLS 2231: Comparative Government
  • POLS 2253: American Government
  • POLS 3202: United Nations: Institutions and Global Governance
  • POLS 3313: Problems in International Politics
  • POLS 4462: Terrorism and Political Violence


  • Terrorism
  • International Security
  • Democratization
  • Human Rights


  • BA, Eastern Illinois University
  • MA, Eastern Illinois University
  • PhD, University of Missouri-Columbia

Academic Profile

Dr. Kattelman arrived at Fairleigh Dickinson in 2015, having previously held faculty positions at the University of Missouri and Mississippi State University. He teaches a variety of courses in political science, with a primary focus on terrorism and international security. Included in this subfield is a course on the United Nations, which includes class visits to the UN Headquarters in Manhattan as part of the curriculum.

In addition to teaching, Dr. Kattelman serves as the faculty liaison for the National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement (NSLVE), as well as a partner with the Andrew Goodman Foundation. These two organizations work to improve voter education and civic engagement in democracy. Dr. Kattelman additionally serves as a guest lecturer for the Network for Responsible Public Policy, providing lectures on contemporary political topics as part of a broader education outreach to the local community.

Dr. Kattelman is also an accomplished scholar, and regularly publishes in some of the top-rated peer-reviewed publications in political science as well as various blogs and think pieces. Here is a  link to his full publication and citation record.

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