David Butler, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

David Butler is a tenured associate professor and director of the International Development Doctoral Program (IDV) in the Department of Political Science, International Development, and International Affairs at The University of Southern Mississippi. Dr. Butler has a doctorate in Geography from the University of Cincinnati, a Masters of Science in Geography from Texas A&M University, and a Bachelor of Arts from Texas A&M University.  Butler’s research interests include: disaster recovery, call centers, heritage and tourism development, nature-technology relationships and issues of national sovereignty.  Dr. Butler has published over 20 articles and books, given over 50 presentations and has over $1.2 million dollars of external funding on research projects during his career. Butler has also provided congressional testimony and expert testimony on call centers and the US airline industry as well as being interviewed by national news outlets such as CNN and NPR. 

Dr. Butler's Curriculum Vitae (13 page PDF)