Samuel S. Stanton, Jr.

Associate Professor of

Political Science

Grove City College










My father introduces me as his redneck, yuppie son.  I guess that description of me is fairly accurate.  I am passionate about shooting activities, enjoy fishing, camping, and football.  I also appreciate refinements in life, good food, good cigars, good friends.  To be brief, I am eclectic--but not really eccentric.  As an academic I specialize in studying political conflict, particularly at the level of ethnic conflict and civil war.  I research and teach in all areas of national security issues, including foreign policy, human security, international relations theory, national defense, and terrorism/counterterrorism.  My research emphasizes issues in Sub-Saharan Africa and in Asia.  For more details on my academic career see my C.V.





For My Students

These links are to websites I use for research and for fun--you figure out which is which.

Grove City College Stuff

News Links, Sports, Etc.

Research and Data Sites

Political Science Associations

Personal Websites and Blogs I Recommend

  • Stephen Saideman (My Advisor, mentor, and general tormentor during PhD studies)
  • Christian Davenport (great site for repression and conflict research)
  • T. David Gordon (Colleague at GCC, Religious Studies and Media Ecology)
  • Stanton's Two Cents (opinions contained in this blog are those of the author and do not represent policy or positions of GCC.

Fun Stuff, Hobbies, and Pleasures


Syllabi and Documents:  (all files are .doc or .docx format)

all syllabi are updated prior to the term in which the course will be taught.

General Tips and Assistance:






Quote of the Month:

Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.  Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God.  Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.                                           

                                                              Romans 5:1-5, ESV



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This site was last updated 07/31/14