Jonathan DiCicco

Associate ProfessorProgram Director

Ph.D., Political Science, 2006. Rutgers (New Brunswick, NJ).
B.A., Political Science, 1994. Drew University (Madison, NJ) 2697 Office: LY 224

DiCicco’s passion for international relations (IR) motivates his teaching, and his scholarly insistence on logic and evidence makes his courses rigorous and demanding. DiCicco teaches courses on American foreign policy, war, national security, and protest and politics, as well as the introductory course and senior seminar in IR, which emphasizes leaders and leadership. These subjects intersect with DiCicco’s published and ongoing scholarly research on international rivalry, war, peacemaking, and U.S. defense policy. In addition to peer-reviewed research articles, he has published an article in the journal International Studies Perspectives on his innovative simulation course “National Security Council,” and he has co-edited a book of classic readings introducing key IR concepts and theories. The purpose of DiCicco’s work as a teacher-scholar at a Jesuit university is to provide attentive, engaging, student-centered learning experiences in the classroom while also producing excellent scholarship that helps us better understand international conflict and prevent war. DiCicco also serves as director and academic adviser of the International Relations major program, advises the Model United Nations program and club, and co-advises the student organization Peace Action. Serious but approachable, DiCicco challenges students to work hard and to be their best selves--in college, in life, and as tomorrow’s leaders.


  • Freshman Academic Adviser of the Year Award
  • Faculty Summer Research/Publication Fellowship
  • Rutgers Excellence Fellowship
  • Phi Beta Kappa


"The Things They Carried: Generational Effects of the the Vietnam War on Elite Opinion” (with Benjamin Fordham). Forthcoming in International Studies Quarterly, issue TBD.

International Relations: Introductory Readings. Fifth revised printing (co-edited with Edward Rhodes and Dalia Fahmy). Dubuque, Ia.: Kendall Hunt, 2017.

“Fear, Loathing, and Cracks in Reagan’s Mirror Images: Able Archer 83 and an American First Step toward Rapprochement in the Cold War.” Foreign Policy Analysis 7, 3 (July 2011): 253–274.

“Avalanches and Olive Branches: A Multimethod Analysis of Disasters and Peacemaking in Interstate Rivalries” (with Seden Akcinaroglu and Elizabeth Radziszewski). Political Research Quarterly 64, 2 (June 2011): 260–275.

“Power Shifts and Problem Shifts: The Evolution of the Power Transition Research Program” (with Jack S. Levy). Journal of Conflict Resolution 43, 6 (December 1999): 675-704.