Concentration: American government and international relations
Education: Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University
Office: Stevenson 3007
Phone: (707) 664-2875
Professor Switky holds a Master’s degree in International Studies and a Ph.D. in Political Science from the Claremont Graduate University. Prior to his recent stint at Sonoma State (starting in 2007), Dr. Switky was an Associate Professor at the University of Nebraska in Kearney. He has recently taught American Political System, Ideas and Institutions, Modern Political Ideologies, War and Politics, and Business Statistics. In addition, this year he has joined the Freshman Year Experience program. His most recent book, Wealth of an Empire, explores how Britain secretly financed the first year of its involvement in World War II. He has also co-authored a textbook in international relations and a book on regional trading blocs. He has also published several pedagogical pieces on such topics as coalition governments and humanitarian intervention.
POLS 200: American Political System
POLS 201: Ideas and Institutions
POLS 302: Social Science Research Methods
POLS 304: International Relations
POLS 315: Modern Political Ideologies
BUS 211: Business Statistics
Professor Switky is a coauthor of World Politics in the 21st Century and coeditor of The Political Consequences of Regional Trading Blocs. His book Wealth of an Empire was published in 2013, and he is currently working on an article regarding attitudes about the use of torture on terrorist suspects.