Amanda M. Rosen, Ph.D.

Associate Director Teaching Excellence Center
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Professor Rosen is the associate director of the Teaching Excellence Center at the U.S. Naval War College. A co-founder of the award-winning Active Learning in Political Science blog, she is the recipient of multiple teaching awards and is the chair of the International Studies Association’s International Education section. She specializes in the scholarship of teaching and learning, particularly on the use of games and simulations and experiential learning. Her non-pedagogical research interests include the politics of climate change, environmental security, global sexual violence and human rights of the family and marriage.

Areas of Expertise

  • Foreign Policy
  • Human Rights
  • International Relations
  • Policy
  • Wargaming
  • Women, Peace, and Security

Professional Highlights


Associate Professor and Associate Director of the Teaching Excellence Center


Chair and Governing Council Member, International Education Section of the International Studies Association


Director of International Relations, Webster University


Provost Faculty Fellow, Faculty Development Center, Webster University


William T. Kemper Award for Excellence in Teaching


Deborah Gerner Innovative Teaching Award, International Studies Association


CQ Press Award for Teaching Innovation, American Political Science Association


Tenure and Promotion to Associate Professor, Webster University


Director of International Programs and the Global MA in International Relations, Webster University


Founder, Active Learning in Political Science blog

This award-winning blog on teaching and learning in political science and related disciplines can be found at


Ph.D., the Ohio State University, 2009, Political Science

M.A., Ohio State University, 2005, Political Science

B.A., Duke University, 2002, Political and Economic Studies of Europe

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Research Contributions and Publications

“Effective Research Methods for Any Project,”
The Great Courses, 2019

“Real-world Survivor: Simulating poverty to teach human rights and sustainable development”
Human Rights in Higher Education: Institutional, Classroom, and Community Approaches to Teaching Social Justice
Lindsey Kingston, editor, Palgrave Macmillan, 2018

“The Value of Simulations and Games in the Social Sciences.”
(with Nina Kollars), Journal of Political Science Education, 9(2), 2013

Awards and Decorations

William T. Kemper Award for Excellence in Teaching

Deborah Gerner Innovative Teaching Award
International Studies Association

CQ Press Award for Teaching Innovation
American Political Science Association

External Memberships and Associations

International Studies Association
Section memberships: international education, human rights

American Political Science Association
Section membership: political science education

POD Network

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