Spencer Willardson joined the NU Political Science Faculty in August 2014. He taught previously at UNLV as a Visiting Assistant Professor.
He earned his PhD from the University of Iowa in 2013 and an MA in Strategic Intelligence from American Military University in 2007 and BS in Business Administration from Utah State University in 2005. He completed his BS and MA degrees while serving in the US military.
Dr. Willardson studies foreign policy, international security, arms transfers, and intelligence.
Willardson, S., Johnson, R., 2018 In : European Journal of International Relations.
Arm as Socialization: Arms Transfers as a Mechanism for Creating and Enforcing International Roles
Willardson, S., 2017 In : Political Research Quarterly.
Human Rights and Democratic Arms Transfers: Rhetoric Versus Reality with Different Types of Major Weapon Systems
Johnson, R., Willardson, S., 2016 In : International Studies Quarterly.
Detention as a Peacemaking Strategy: The 2007–08 Iraq Surge and US Detention Policy
Willardson, S., 2016 In : Foreign Policy Analysis. 12, 3, p. 275-294
Neoliberal reform and protest in Latin American democracies: A replication and correction
Solt, F., Kim, D., Lee, K., Willardson, S., Kim, S., 2014 In : Research and Politics. p. 1-13
Strategic intelligence during coin detention operations - Relational data and understanding latent terror networks
Willardson, S., 2013 In : Defense and Security Analysis. 29, 1, p. 42-53