Susan Turner Haynes, Ph.D.

lipscomb university

curriculum vitae

Ph.D.  Political Science, (Summa Cum Laude), George Mason University
M.A. Comparative Politics, (Summa Cum Laude), George Mason University
B.A. Honors Political Science & Legal Studies, (Summa Cum Laude), University of Tennessee


Feb 2020               "Chinese Nuclear Strategy" in Aiden Warren and Philip Baxter, eds.  Nuclear Modernization in the                                  21st Century: A Technical, Policy, and Strategic Review (New York, NY: Routledge, 2020).

​Jan 2020                  “Power Play: A Game Illustrating Power Transition in Authoritarian Regimes.” PS: Politics and                                         Political Science

Sept 2019                 “Acrimony and Asymmetry: Sino-Indian Nuclear Relations,” The Nonproliferation                                                               Review

June 2018                 “The Power of Prestige: Explaining China’s Nuclear Weapons Decisions,”
                                  Asian Security Vol. 14, No. 2 (Summer 2018).

 March 2018              “Dragon in the Room: Disarmament’s Missing Player,” Strategic Studies                                                                             Quarterly Vol. 12, No. 1 (Spring 2018): 25-47.

July 2016                   Chinese Nuclear Proliferation: How Global Politics is Transforming China's Nuclear Weapons                                        Buildup and Modernization  (Potomac Books, an Imprint of University of Nebraska Press: July                                         2016).

June 2016                 "China's Nuclear Threat Perceptions," Strategic Studies Quarterly, Vol. 10, No. 2 (Summer 2016).

July 2012                    Part V. Chapter 15: “China’s Bilateral Interactions with Russia” in Kavalski, Emilian, ed. The                                           Ashgate Research Companion to Chinese Foreign Policy, (University of Western Sydney,                                               Australia: July 2012).

Jan. 2011                   “China and Russia after the Russian-Georgian War” Comparative Strategy, Vol. 30, No. 1 (Jan.-                                      March 2011): 50-59.

May 2009                 “China and Russia and the Multipolar World Order: The Danger in the Undefined” Asian                                                   Perspective, Vol. 33, No.1 (Spring 2009): 159-184.

March 2019              "Seeking Platinum Status: Russia's Pursuit of Hypersonic Nuclear Weapons" paper presentation                                      at the ISA Annual Convention in Toronto,  Ontario

March 2019              "Obstinance or Ignorance: Explaining the Gap Between Faith Based Organizations and                                                   International Aid" paper presentation at the ISA Annual Convention in Toronto, Ontario

June 2018                “Sisterhood of Shame,” paper presentation at the Christian Scholars Conference in Nashville, TN

June 2017             “Faith and Fear: Analyzing David Lipscomb’s ‘On Civil Government’ in the Time of Trump,” paper                                    presentation at the Christian Scholars Conference in Nashville, TN

 March 2017         “The Dragon in the Room: Including the Missing Player in Nuclear Disarmament” paper                                                    presentation  at  the ISA Annual Convention in Baltimore, MD

June 2017            David Lipscomb and the War on Terror, paper presentation at the Christian Scholars Conference,                                    Nashville, Tennessee

Feb 2017              "The Dragon in the Room: Addressing the Missing Player in Disarmament Negotiations," paper                                        presentation at the Junior Scholar Symposium at the International Studies Association in Baltimore,                                MD

March 2016           “From Russia to China: Lessons in Land-grabbing,” paper presentation at the ISA Annual                                               Convention in Atlanta, GA

                                “The Power of Prestige: Explaining China’s Nuclear Developments,” paper presentation at the ISA                                 Annual Convention in Atlanta, GA

March 2014            "Exploring the Less Explored Dimension of Proliferation: Vertical Proliferation and the Case of                                           China," presented at the ISA Junior Scholar Symposium at the ISA Annual Convention                                                   in Toronto,  ON
July 2013                "Chinese Views of Deterrence," presented at the PPNT Nuclear Bootcamp in San Diego, CA 
April 2013               “Reconceptualizing Deterrence: Toward a Typology of Nuclear Deterrence Strategies,” presented                                  at the ISA Annual Convention in San Francisco, CA

Additional training/experience
2014                        UC San Diego IGCC Chinese Weaponry Workshop Scholarship
2013                        UC San Diego IGCC Public Policy & Nuclear Threats (PPNT) Fellow                
2012                        QSR NVivo Qualitative Content Analysis Training
2010                        Foreign Service Institute rapporteur
2009                        Johns Hopkins SAIS Summer Language Institute - Mandarin Chinese
2008                        University of Maryland, Minorities at Risk Organizational Behavior (MAROB) coding intern

academic & professional awards
2014                        Outstanding Achievement, Bethel University
2013                        Team Player of the Year Award, Bethel University
2011                        Most Valuable Professional, Bethel University                    
2010                        Most Outstanding Political Science Student, George Mason University
2006                        Most Distinguished Political Science Graduate, University of Tennessee
2006                        Ruth Stephens 2006 International Relations Scholarship Recipient 

teaching experience                           
Lipscomb University                                                         Nashville, tennessee
 Fall 2015 - present                             Assistant Professor
  • LUHI2123, Chinese History
  • PO4233, International Law and Organizations
  • PO3223, Contemporary Political Methodologies
  • PO4993, Senior Seminar
  • PO1023, American Government
  • PO3153, Politics of Developing Countries
  • PO4203,  Constitutional Law
  • PO490V, Terrorism in the Modern World
  • PO4243, International Security
  • PO4213, American Foreign Policy

Bethel University                                                             Nashville, Tennessee
 June 2011- Spring 2015                  Lecturer
  •  POL290, Introduction to International Relations
  • POL350, Terrorism in the Modern World
George Mason University                                                         Fairfax, Virginia
Aug. 2010 – May 2011            Graduate Teaching Assistant                                      
  • GOVT 132, Introduction to International Relations with Dr. Gregory Koblentz
  • GOVT 338, Russian Politics with Dr. Eric Shiraev
  • GOVT 132, Introduction to International Relations with Dr. Eric McGlinchey

professional affiliations
Tennessee World Affairs Council (Board Member)
International Studies Association

International Security Studies Section

American Political Science Association
Christians in Political Science