R. Scott Crichlow

R. Scott Crichlow
Associate Professor
Department Chair
Ph.D., Louisiana State University, 2001

Office: 316A Woodburn Hall
Tel: 304.293.9535
Email: scott.crichlow@mail.wvu.edu

Professor Crichlow teaches and conducts research on international relations, U.S. foreign policy, political psychology, and Middle Eastern politics. His current research focuses on how group decision making dynamics and the beliefs and personality traits of political leaders affect foreign policy. Most recently, he co-authored (with Mark Schaefer) Groupthink Versus High-Quality Decision Making in International Relations published by Columbia University Press. He has published articles in theJournal of Conflict Resolution (twice), International Studies QuarterlyCooperation and Conflict, and Political Psychology (twice). Professor Crichlow has also published chapters in such volumes as Rethinking Foreign Policy Analysis: States, Leaders, and the Microfoundations of Behavioral International Relations, edited by Stephen G. Walker, et al., in Beliefs and Leadership in World Politics: Methods and Applications of Operational Code Analysis, edited by Mark Schafer and Stephen G. Walker, and inThe Great Presidential Triumvirate at Home and Abroad: Washington, Jefferson and Lincoln, edited by William D. Pederson and Frank J. Williams.