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Christopher Ferrero

Assistant Professor, Politics

Jonathan Doe
Contact Christopher Ferrero
843-349-2607 cferrero@coastal.edu

Brittain Hall 365

Hours: Monday and Wednesday: 11 a.m. - noon, 4 - 5 p.m.

When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do, Sir?”

Biography

Chris Ferrero received his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia in 2011, where he focused on the US-Iran relationship. His primary research concerns US foreign policy formation toward Iran and Iran’s role in the Middle East. Prior to earning his Ph.D., Chris pursued a professional Master’s Degree in security studies at Georgetown University. He worked as a weapons intelligence analyst for the Departments of State and Defense from 2002-2006, and thus enjoys bridging functional/regional divides on security issues and gearing his teaching and scholarship for “real world” application. 

Education

Ph.D., Foreign Affairs, University of Virginia (2011)
M.A., Security Studies, Georgetown University (2003)
B.A., Political Science, Villanova University (2001)

Interesting Facts

Ferrero has published peer-reviewed articles on American perceptions of Iran and alternative frameworks for Israeli-Palestinian peace. Media credits include NBC.com, ABC (Australia), Today’s Zaman (Turkey), Cape Town Radio (South Africa), Huffington Post, and more.

In his free time, Chris enjoys ballroom dancing, golfing, following a range of pro and college sports, and spending time with his wife and cat.

Teaching Areas

Intelligence and National Security
Foreign Policy
Iran/Middle East
WMD Proliferation

Research Areas

The role of narratives and cognitive biases in foreign policy and intelligence, US policy formation toward Iran, Iranian politics and foreign policy, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, regional security architectures for the Middle East

Program Affiliations

Intelligence and National Security