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Kelly M. Kadera

Associate Professor
Department of Political Science
University of Iowa

373 Schaeffer Hall

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Professional Activities

Academic Background

  • Ph.D. in Political Science, May 1995.  University of Illinois - Urbana
Advisors:   Dina Zinnes, Robert Muncaster, and Paul Diehl
  • M.A. in Political Science, 1988.  University of Illinois - Urbana
  • B.A. in Government, 1987.  Wells College, Aurora, New York


  • Associate Professor:  Department of Political Science, University of Iowa, August 2003-present
  • Associate Professor:  International Programs (secondary appointment), University of Iowa, April 2004-present
  • Director of Graduate Studies, 2008-present
  • Director of Undergraduate Studies and Internships, 2003-2005
  • Assistant Professor:  University of Iowa, May 1995 - August 2003
  • Instructor:  University of Iowa, August 1993 - May 1995

Synergistic Activities

  • Founding organizer, Journeys in World Politics Workshop, 2004-2010
  • Founding member, Women in Conflict Studies (WICS)
  • President, Conflict Processes Section of the American Political Science Association, 2007-2010
  • Executive Council member, Midwest Political Science Association, 2007-2010
  • Co-program Chair (with Sara Mitchell), 2008 International Studies Association Annual Meeting
  • Host, Peace Science Society (International) 2005 Conference

Professional Organizations

Organization Memberships

  • American Political Science Association
  • Midwest Political Science Association
  • International Studies Association
  • Women in Conflict Studies
  • Journeys in World Politics (Founder)
  • Peace Science Society (International)

Editorial Boards


  • Mark Crescenzi, University of North Carolina
  • Kendra Holtzmann, University of Iowa
  • Ha-lyong Jung, Kyung Hee University
  • Sung Woo Kim, University of Iowa
  • Sara Mitchell, University of Iowa
  • Daniel Morey, University of Kentucky
  • Megan Shannon, University of Mississippi
  • Gerald Sorokin, Hillel Foundation of Iowa City, IA
  • Clayton Thyne, University of Kentucky

Graduate Advisees

Copyright 2011.  Kelly M. Kadera.