Susan Turner Haynes, Ph.D.
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
June 2018 Susan Turner Haynes, “The Power of Prestige: Explaining China’s Nuclear Weapons Decisions,”
Asian Security Vol. 14, No. 2 (Summer 2018).
March 2018 Susan Turner Haynes, “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
Study abroad experience
2005 Studied abroad in St.Petersburg, Russia
2004 Studied abroad at Sichuan University in Chengdu, China
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
Lipscomb University Nashville, tennessee
Fall 2015 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- present 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
Tennessee World Affairs Council (Board Member)
International Studies Association
International Security Studies Section
American Political Science Association
Christians in Political Science