Faculty and Staff

Stephen R Shalom

Professor • Political, Legal and Urban Studies

Stephen R. Shalom got his Bachelor's degree from M.I.T., his Master's from Northeastern, and his Ph.D. in Political Science from Boston University. He began teaching at William Paterson in 1977. He is the author of The United States and the Philippines: A Study of Neocolonialism (1981); editor of Socialist Visions (1983); author of Imperial Alibis: Rationalizing U.S. Intervention After the Cold War (1993); co-editor of The Philippines Reader (1987), Bitter Flowers, Sweet Flowers: East Timor, Indonesia, and the World Community (2001); author of the text Which Side Are You On? An Introduction to Politics (2003); and editor of Perilous Power: The Middle East &U.S. Foreign Policy. Dialogues on Terror, Democracy, War, and Justice by Noam Chomsky and Gilbert Achcar (2007). He is on the editorial board of New Politics and on the executive board of the Gandhian Forum for Peace & Justice.


PhD Political Science, Boston University Boston, MA


International relations, U.S. foreign policy, research methods. Coordinator, Middle East Studies minor

Awards and Honors

"Professor of the Year"
WPU Student Government Association

Advisor of the Year
WPU Student Government Association

Faculty Recognition Award for Excellence in Service

Fellowships, Grants and Research

Expanding Vistas: Global Contexts, Local Lives,

Notable Courses Taught

The United Nations
The Middle East in World Politics
Israel, Palestine, and the United States

By appointment