Gretchen J. Van Dyke, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Political Science at The University of Scranton, where she has taught International Relations and American Government since 1994. Following her undergraduate degree in Political Science at Trinity College, Washington, D.C. and three years working in the House of Representatives on Capitol Hill, Dr. Van Dyke completed both a MA and a PhD in Foreign Affairs at the University of Virginia. At UVA, she focused on the development of national security policy during the Kennedy Administration, within the broader context of broad theoretical questions about the national interest, presidential leadership, and foreign policy decision making. Dr. Van Dyke teaches an array of electives in the subfields of International Relations and American Government. She has published journal articles and book chapters in the area of national security decision making as well as the pedagogy of International Relations, specifically the value of active and experiential learning as it relates to civic education, engagement, and citizenship. Among myriad service activities, Dr. Van Dyke has served as the University of Scranton’s faculty representative to the Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts, as a mentor for the Lilly Graduate Fellows Program, and as a member of the LFP National Network Board. In 2011, Dr. Van Dyke completed the Ignatian Colleagues Program (ICP). Since then, she has participated in two ICP summer workshops, and in 2017 served as an AJCU Mission Priority Exam Visiting Team Member for Fairfield University.