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Rebecca Munson

Department Chair for Government and Public Policy and Associate Professor of Government

Green Hall, Room 1661C


  • Ph.D. in Political Science from George Mason University
  • B.A. in Political Science and Spanish from Texas Christian University


Rebecca Munson is an associate professor and department chair in Liberty University’s School of Government.  Within the School of Government, she oversees the doctoral program in public policy and teaches a range of courses on international relations, foreign policy, human rights, and research methods.  Her research interests include U.S. foreign policy, human rights, norm diffusion, compliance, coercive diplomacy, economic sanctions, and Central America.  Her current book project is on U.S. foreign policy on human trafficking.  Prior to Liberty, Dr. Munson taught at George Mason University and the University of Colorado.

Research Interests

  • U.S. foreign policy
  • Human rights
  • Norm diffusion
  • Compliance
  • Coercive diplomacy
  • Economic sanctions
  • Central America

Courses Taught

  • GOVT 425: American Foreign Policy
  • PLCY 700: Foundations of Public Policy
  • PLCY 805: Policy Analysis & Research Design
  • PLCY 860: Introduction to Foreign Policy
  • PLCY 861: Research Seminar in Foreign Policy
  • PLCY 885: Research Concept
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