Senior Lecturer, Department of International Affairs Director, Security Leadership Program

Curriculum Vitae

Maryann E. Gallagher is the Director of the Richard B. Russell Security Leadership Program (SLP) at the University of Georgia’s Center for International Trade and Security and a senior lecturer in the Department of International Affairs in the School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA). She is also an affiliate faculty member in UGA’s Institute for Women’s Studies.

Dr. Gallagher’s research interests include American foreign policy, gender in international relations, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. She teaches upper-level courses on American Foreign Policy, Decision Making in International Relations, Women & World Politics, and War & Gender. In addition, she teaches the first-semester practicum course and supervises the research semester for students in the SLP. Her research has been published in academic journals including Foreign Policy Analysis, Political Science Quarterly, and the International Feminist Journal of Politics.

Dr. Gallagher’s dedication to students and commitment to excellent teaching has been recognized across UGA’s campus. In 2021 she was awarded SPIA’s inaugural Excellence in Teaching Award (for non-tenure track faculty) and in previous years she received the J. Hatten Howard III Honors Teaching Award from UGA’s Honors College, which recognizes faculty who exhibit special promise in teaching Honors courses early in their careers, and the inaugural Department of International Affairs Award for Teaching Excellence. In 2022 she participated in UGA’s Center for Teaching and Learning’s Active Learning Summer Institute and was a member of the 2021-2022 Writing Fellows cohort. She currently serves on the selection committee of UGA’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, the Office of the Vice President for Instruction’s Active Learning Advisory Committee, and the Department of International Affairs’ Curriculum Committee. Finally, Dr. Gallagher is the faculty organizer of SPIA’s annual Undergraduate Research Colloquium. This all-day event brings together members of the SPIA community to celebrate the research experiences of SPIA’s outstanding undergraduate students and the faculty who facilitate their work.

Dr. Gallagher received her Ph.D. in Political Science from Emory University and her B.A. from Drew University. Prior to joining the faculty at UGA in 2014, she was an assistant professor at DePauw University.

  • Ph.D., Emory University 2010, Political Science
  • M.A., Emory University 2007, Political Science
  • B.A., Drew University 2001, Political Science
Areas of Expertise
  • American Foreign Policy
  • Decision Making in IR
  • Gender & Conflict
  • SPIA Student Union – Faculty Adviser
Course Instruction
  • INTL 3200 Introduction to International Relations
  • INTL 4250 American Foreign Policy
  • INTL 4260 Decision Making in International Relations
  • INTL 4650 Women and World Politics
  • INTL 4475 War and Gender
Selected Publications
  • “Is he speaking our language? Donald Trump’s Leadership Traits in Comparison to Previous Presidents” (with Susan Allen). 2022. Political Science Quarterly.
  • “Engendering Justice: Women and the Prosecution of Sexual Violence in International Criminal Courts” (with Zoe Li and Deepa Prakash). 2019. International Feminist Journal of Politics.
  • “Taking Matters into Their Own Hands: President’s Personality Traits and Executive Orders” (with Bethany Blackstone). 2015. Presidential Studies Quarterly.
  • “Personality and Politics.” 2015. In American Political Culture: An Encyclopedia.
  • “Presidential Personality: Not Just a Nuisance” (with Susan Allen). 2014. Foreign Policy Analysis.
  • “Civil Liberties.” 2014. In Gibbons et al. Encyclopedia of Political Thought.