Political Science and Public Administration

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Dr. M. Joel Voss

Associate Professor 

Joel Voss joined the University of Toledo as an assistant professor of political science in the Spring of 2015. Prior to joining the department, Joel was a postdoctoral scholar in international studies and faculty in residence for global programs at North Carolina State University. Joel received his doctorate in August 2015 from the University of Virginia. Dr. Voss’s primary area of expertise at the intersection of international law and international relations and examines the role of international organizations in the creation and implementation of human rights. In his spare time, Joel is an avid traveler – having visited over 50 countries - and sports and technology enthusiast.


PhD, The University of Virginia, 2013
LLM, Utrecht University, 2006
MA, Arcadia University, 2006
BA, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, 2004

Research Interests:

Human Rights
Political Violence
International Law
International Organizations
Social Justice
Peace and Conflict Resolution
Quantitative and Qualitative Methods

Teaching Interests and Past Courses:

Human Rights
Humanitarian Intervention
International Relations
Comparative Politics (particularly Europe and S.E. Asia)
Global Studies
The United Nations
Technology and Human Rights
Political Violence
Conflict Resolution

Website and Contact Information:

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Last Updated: 6/27/22