Dra. Courtney Thomas

Courtney I. P. Thomas is Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Virginia Tech, where she also serves as an academic advisor and internship coordinator. She received a BA in Political Science in 2002, an MA in Political Science in 2006, and a PhD in Planning, Governance, and Globalization from Virginia Tech in 2010. She also holds a graduate certificate in Preparing the Future Professoriate and has participated as a presenter at the American Political Science Association’s Teaching & Learning Conferences. Her research and teaching emphasize: political economy, food safety and security, political psychology, international politics, political anthropology, genocide studies, and public policy.