Dr. Dillon S. Tatum

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Dr. Dillon S. Tatum

Chair, Department of Political Science & Geography
Coordinator of Political Science and Criminal Justice
Associate Professor of Political Science

Office: FH 129
Phone: 843-661-1632


Ph.D.  George Washington University

M.A.  George Washington University (Political Science)

M.A.  George Washington University (Middle East Studies)

B.A.  University of Arizona


Dr. Tatum, the current Chair of the Political Science Department, specializes in international relations and political theory. His research and teaching interests focus on international relations theory, global social and political theory, and security studies—particularly regarding issues relating to the liberalization of world politics.

In 2021, Dr. Tatum published his first book Liberalism and Transformation: The Global Politics of Violence and Intervention (University of Michigan Press). He has also authored numerous articles in academic journals such as International Studies Review, Political Studies Review, Cambridge Review of International Affairs, and the British Journal of Politics and International Relations.