Samuel Lucas McMillan

S. Lucas McMillan

Assistant Professor of Political Science
Ph.D., University of South Carolina (2008)
M.A., University of Warwick (2004)
B.A., Wofford College (2002)


OFFICE HOURS
MON: 11:20 AM-11:50 AM,02:30 PM-03:30 PM   TUE: 08:45 AM-09:45 AM,11:15 AM-11:45 AM   WED: 11:20 AM-11:50 AM,02:00 PM-03:30 PM   THU: 09:15 AM-09:45 AM,11:15 AM-11:45 AM  

BIOGRAPHY
Samuel Lucas McMillan joined the Lander University faculty in 2008 as Assistant Professor of Political Science. He was awarded the Monica Martin Stranch Endowed Professorship for exemplary teaching in 2012.

His book, The Involvement of State Governments in U.S. Foreign Relations (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012) overviews the increasing involvement of U.S. states and governors in international issues since the 1950s. It examines political, economic, and defense contexts of foreign relations and provides a detailed examination of U.S. states'' work to attract foreign investment and promote exports.  The book also analyzes intergovernmental relationships and compares U.S. states'' activities with other sub-state governments.

Dr. McMillan''s research  appears in the journals Foreign Policy Analysis, International Interactions, and International Studies Perspectives.  He has also written book reviews and teaching commentary for other outlets such as the Journal of Political Science Education and published many policy-oriented pieces and op-ed essays. Dr. McMillan provides analysis for the media and has been quoted in The Washington Post and by the Associated Press. 
Active in professional service, he served as President of the South Carolina Political Science Association in 2011-2012 and served as program chair for its 2011 meeting.

He earned a B.A. in government and economics from Wofford College and spent a semester studying at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. He returned to Great Britain as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar and earned an M.A. in international relations at the University of Warwick in England. He completed his Ph.D. in political science from the University of South Carolina.


CLASSES TAUGHT
Course Num Course Title
HONS-389 European Politics _Transition
HP-113 Interntl Issues in Bus & PA
POLS-101 American National Government
POLS-103 Intro to World Politics
POLS-271 Politics of Globalization
POLS-303 International Relations
POLS-305 European Politics
POLS-310 Russian Politics
POLS-325 International Conflict
POLS-345 American Foreign Policy
POLS-360 Congress and the Presidency
POLS-361 International Organization
POLS-366 International Organization
POLS-371 European Political Culture
POLS-371 Liberty and Society
POLS-499 Capstone Seminar

RESEARCH
International relations, American foreign policy, constituent diplomacy (paradiplomacy), international political economy, European politics and integration, U.S. state politics, and federalism.

TEACHING
Introduction to World Politics, European Politics, International Relations, American Foreign Policy, Politics of Globalization, International Organization & Law, Introduction to American Government, The American Presidency

ARTICLES - REFEREED
  • Bravo for Brevity: Using Short Paper Assignments in International Relations Classes in International Studies Perspectives. (2013)
  • Review of Perspectives on International Relations: Power, Institutions and Ideas by Henry R. Nau in Journal of Political Science Education. (2012)
  • Looking Beyond the National Level: Foreign Direct Investment Attraction in U.S. States in International Interactions. (2009)
  • Subnational Foreign Policy Actors: How and Why Governors Participate in U.S. Foreign Policy in Foreign Policy Analysis. (2008)
ARTICLES - NON-REFEREED
  • America's Governors Matter for U.S.-Asia Relations in The Diplomat. (2013)
  • Improve political rhetoric at home in The Greenville News. (2012)
  • Improve political rhetoric at home in Index-Journal. (2012)
  • Governors must sell S.C. abroad in The Post and Courier. (2011)
  • Encouraging Students to Consider Multiple Perspectives: Our Experience With Sharing Lectures in Lander University's White Board. (2011)
  • Short Paper Assignments are Valuable for Students and Faculty in Lander University's White Board. (2010)
  • Spending on foreign investment, education pays off in The State. (2009)
  • Next president needs a bipartisan cabinet in The Augusta Chronicle. (2008)
  • McNair helped build state's global connections in The State. (2007)
  • International offices help enhance a state's economy in The Greenville News. (2007)
  • Changing war strategy at home and abroad in The State. (2006)
  • Iraq War: Real solutions, sacrifices need to be shared in The Sun News (Myrtle Beach,SC). (2006)
  • Call for Action on Darfur in The New York Times. (2005)
  • Graham's breaks with White House good for S.C. in The State. (2003)
  • President's advisers need freedom from testimony in The State. (2002)

BOOKS
  • The Involvement of State Governments in U.S. Foreign Relations. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan. (2012)
CHAPTERS, CASES, READINGS, SUPPLEMENTS
  • The Write Stuff. Wofford: Shining With Untarnished Honor, 1854-2004. Spartanburg, SC: Hub City Writers Project. (2005: 201)
  • Wofford as Summer Camp. Wofford: Shining With Untarnished Honor, 1854-2004. Spartanburg, SC: Hub City Writers Project. (2005: 182-183)
PRESENTATIONS
  • Local Leaders and State Supporters in the Global Economy: The Case of Spartanburg, South Carolina. International Studies Association, Southern Region. Atlanta, Georgia. (October, 2012)
  • Using Films to Teach International Relations Theories. International Studies Association. San Diego, California. (April, 2012)
  • Southern Governors: Extending Gubernatorial Roles to the International Arena. Citadel Symposium on Southern Politics. Charleston, South Carolina. (March, 2012)
  • Evaluating Barack Obama's Foreign Policy. South Carolina Political Science Association. Clinton, South Carolina. (March, 2012)
  • American Paradiplomacy: How do U.S. States and Governors Respond to Economic Crises?. American Political Science Association. Washington, District of Columbia. (September, 2010)
  • Economic Paradiplomacy in U.S. States: How and Why Does it Matter?. International Studies Association. New Orleans, Louisiana. (February, 2010)
  • Bravo for Brevity: Using Short Paper Assignments in IR Classes. International Studies Association, Southern Region. Nashville, Tennessee. (October, 2009)
  • Heads of a State Acting like Heads of State? Governors and American Foreign Relations. South Carolina Political Science Association. Greenville, South Carolina. (February, 2009)
  • Heads of a State Acting like Heads of State? Governors and American Foreign Relations. International Studies Association. New York, New York. (February, 2009)
  • The Growing International Roles of U.S. Governors. International Studies Association, Northeast Region. Baltimore, Maryland. (October, 2008)
  • Costly or Cost-Free? An Analysis of Governors' Participation in U.S. Foreign Policy. South Carolina Political Science Association. Orangeburg, South Carolina. (March, 2008)
  • Export Promotion in the States: An Analysis of Gubernatorial Power and States' Strategies. International Studies Association, Southern Region. Savannah, Georgia. (October, 2007)
  • Governors as Foreign Policy Gurus? Governors' Roles in Challenging and Supporting American Foreign Policy. International Studies Association. Chicago, Illinois. (March, 2007)
  • Changing Statecraft: The Need for Reassessing Gubernatorial Power. South Carolina Political Science Association. Clinton, South Carolina. (February, 2007)
  • FDI Attraction in the States: An Analysis of Governors' Power, Trade Missions, and States' International Offices. American Political Science Association. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (August, 2006)
  • Fueling Funding Dependency? Northern Governments, NGOs and Food Aid. International Studies Association. San Diego, California. (March, 2006)
  • Reassessing Presidential Responsiveness: Connections to Public Opinion and Policy Areas. Southern Political Science Association. Atlanta, Georgia. (January, 2006)
  • Subnational Agreements and European Integration: Do They Make a Difference?. International Studies Association, Southern Region. Miami, Florida. (November, 2005)
  • The Territorial Dimension of European Integration: The Case of Scotland. South Carolina Political Science Association. Florence, South Carolina. (February, 2005)
  • Constructing Transatlantic Communities in an Age of Multi-Level Governance: The Role of U.S. States in U.S.-E.U. Relations. International Studies Association, Southern Region. Columbia, South Carolina. (October, 2004)