My name is Dr. Bob Pauly and I serve as Associate Dean for Gulf Coast Operations of the College of Arts and Letters and Tenured Associate Professor of International Development at The University of Southern Mississippi. On behalf of the Department of Political Science, International Development and International Affairs, college, Gulf Coast campus and university, I would like to welcome you to the website for the International Development (IDV) Doctoral Program in which I have taught and served as a core faculty member since the fall of 2005.
The IDV Program is built on quality, flexibility and opportunity. The program employs an innovative hybrid delivery approach marrying in-person instruction with a distance learning platform central to the recruitment of working professionals from across the country and the globe. It offers students with interests in International Development generally, and Economic Development, Political Development, Security Studies and Social/Cultural Development specifically, quality instruction from well-published faculty and opportunities for interaction and networking with world-class speakers through a rigorous academic curriculum with practical policy applications.
--Dr. Robert Pauly, Faculty Leader of the Security Studies Research Team