Office: BUR 302
Dr. VanDenBerg teaches courses in international relations, foreign policy, international political economy, and Middle East politics. He is the coordinator of the Model United Nations Program. He is also the Director of the Middle East Studies program at Drury University.
Dr. VanDenBerg's research interests focus on Arab politics and international relations in the Middle East. As a USIA/NMERTP Fellow in 1996, he conducted research in Jordan that included personal interviews with Jordan's prime ministers, cabinet members, parliamentarians, and other government officials.
He is the author of "King Hussein and Black September," and "Generational Leadership Change in the Arab World" (both in the edited volumes History in Dispute: The Middle East Since 1945, Vol. I & II) and co-author of "Alignment Theory and Interrelated Threats: Jordan and the Persian Gulf Crisis," in Security Studies. His book reviews have appeared in Arab Studies Quarterly and the Canadian Journal of History, and he has presented his research at meetings of the American Political Science Association, Middle East Studies Association, International Studies Association-Midwest, Third World Conference, Association for Integrative Studies, and the Midwest Political Science Association.
B.A., Miami University (OH), 1990
M.A.,University of Cincinnati, 1995
Ph.D.,University of Cincinnati, 2000
Drury University faculty member since 1998
Professor since 2010