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Curriculum Vitae: CV-Whitt
Sam Whitt received his Ph.D. in political science from Vanderbilt University. He holds a B.A. with majors in Russian and German from University of South and a second B.A. in political science from the University of Tennessee. Before coming to High Point, he spent an exciting year at the State Department in Washington working on public opinion research.
Much of his dissertation research and subsequent scholarship examines the effects of violent conflict on individual and group behavior using experimental methods. He has conducted field research in Bosnia, Kosovo, and Tajikistan, and is currently engaged in research projects related to conflict in Syria, Ukraine, and Iraq. His research has been published in several journals, including American Journal of Political Science, British Journal of Political Science, Journal of Peace Research, Journal of Conflict Resolution, International Studies Quarterly, and Journal of Experimental Political Science.
When he is not teaching or working on research, he is usually playing baseball, soccer, and/or basketball with his two boys, Henry and Andrew, who also make periodic campus appearances.