CHARLES F HERMANN
President George H.W. Bush selected Texas A&M University as the site for
his Presidential Library.
As part of the Library complex, the University established
the George Bush School of
Government and Public Service, which admitted its first
students in September 1997. Charles (Chuck) Hermann was
hired in July 1995 as the founding Director of the new school.
Prior to the School’s opening, Prof. Hermann was involved
in establishing the curriculum, recruiting a faculty, selecting
a first class, and providing oversight for the School’s
Center for Presidential Studies and Center for Public Leadership
led a $20 million development campaign for the School.
The Bush School now offers two
master’s degree programs, one in Public Service and Administration
(MPSA) and a second in International
Affairs (MPIA). Since the Bush School became a separate
unit within the University in September 1999, Hermann has
been the Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Director
of the MPIA degree program. He holds the Brent Scowcroft Chair of International Policy Studies.
In 2002, Prof. Hermann received the
Bush School Faculty Achievement Award. In 2001, he was honored
with the International
Foreign Policy Distinguished Senior Scholar Award.
In 2000, the graduating class of Bush School students voted
him the Silver Star Award for most valuable faculty member.
a PhD from Northwestern University and an A.B. Degree
from DePauw University in political
science. After graduating from Northwestern, he taught at Princeton University. In 1969 and
1970, Prof. Hermann served on the
National Security Council staff under Henry Kissinger. From 1970-1995, Prof. Hermann was a professor in the Political Science department at Ohio State University. He
served as director of Ohio State University's Mershon Center, a research center dedicated
to national security and foreign policy issues, from 1980-95
and as Ohio State's acting vice
provost for international affairs. During 1991-1992, Hermann was a Fellow
in the Pew Case Program of the Kennedy School at Harvard University.
expertise is in American and comparative foreign policy,
crisis management, and decision making. At Texas A&M University, he teaches courses
in American foreign policy and comparative foreign policy
at the graduate level. He has taught use of the case method
at the Summer Institute of Political Psychology at Ohio State. He is the author
or co-author of dozens of articles and book chapters on a
wide range of issues related to foreign policy and international
affairs, appearing in such journals and publications as
American Political Science Review, International
Encyclopedia of the Social Science, International Studies
Quarterly and the Encyclopedia of Foreign Relations.
His most recent books are the American Defense Annual
and New Directions in Foreign Policy (co-edited
with James Rosenau and Charles Kegley). Recently he
has published articles on Soviet decisionmaking (American Political
Science Review), hostage taking and presidential stress
(in Reich, Origins of
Terrorism) and sources of change in foreign policy (International
Hermann has been involved in community volunteer activities for many years. He is currently president elect of OPAS (Opera and Performing Arts Society) at Texas A&M. In 2003-2004, he was
program chair for the Bryan Rotary
Club, and club president in 2004-2005. In 2005, he was one of the distinguished citizen honorees of the Brazos Valley African-American National Heritage Society. Hermann was
president of the International
Studies Association in 1989-90. He
is a member of the Council on Foreign
Relations (New York) and
the International Institute of
Strategic Studies (London). He recently
completed a term on the Council of the Inter-University Consortium
for Political and Social Research -- an international
cooperative of universities for the collection and dissemination
of social science data.
Last updated Nov 2005.