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Gary Smith is a Ph.D. Student in the Security Studies program at the University of Central Florida. He received his M.A. from UCF in the summer of 2014. He currently serves on the Junior Scholars Committee of the International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP) as a co-coordinator of the Mentor Program. Beginning in July 2015, he moves on to become the co-coordinator of Professional Development Programs. In the summer of 2013, he was a fellow at the ISPP’s Summer Academy for Political Psychology, as well as an attendee at the Stanford Summer Institute for Political Psychology. His research has been presented at the annual meetings of the ISPP, ISA, SPSA, and APSA. His research interests include international relations, elite decision-making behavior, and the psychological correlates of international conflict.

Security Studies Students Impress at CENTCOM

Several students and faculty from the UCF Security Studies Ph.D. program visited the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) in Tampa to present their research on August 11, 2016. CENTCOM personnel expressed interest in... Read more

Ph.D. Candidates’ Paper Wins Award

Rebecca Schiel and Gary Smith, both Ph.D. Candidates in the Security Studies Program, presented a paper at the annual meeting of the International Society of Political Psychology in July 2015. The paper, “... Read more

Researching Online Education

Kerstin Hamann, Philip Pollock, Bruce Wilson, and Ph.D. student Gary Smith recently published an article titled “Online Teaching and Assessment” in the journal PS: Political Science & Politics. In the ... Read more

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