Susan Turner Haynes joined Lipscomb University as an assistant professor in 2015 after earning her doctoral degree in Political Science from George Mason University. Prior to graduating from GMU, Haynes was selected as a Public Policy and Nuclear Threat (PPNT) fellow at the University of California, San Diego. Haynes published her first book, Chinese Nuclear Proliferation, with the University of Nebraska in 2016, and she has published numerous other scholarly articles on the subject of nuclear disarmament, nuclear deterrence, Sino-Russian relations, and nuclear weapons modernization (See full list). Haynes has also authored chapters in the Ashgate Research Companion on Chinese Foreign Policy, and has a chapter in the forthcoming Routledge volume on Nuclear Modernization. She American Foreign Policy, International Security, Counterterrorism, Comparative Politics;, and Chinese Politics among other classes (See full class list and syllabi).