Jeffrey A. Griffin, ABD

Jeffrey Griffin


Jeffrey A. Griffin is lecturer of political science at the University of Nevada, Reno. His research and teaching program rests under the umbrella of and integrates international relations, comparative politics (concentration on sub-Saharan Africa) and global health politics. He examines and explores political leadership decision-making and the impact of risk and perception in shaping public policy responses to global crises such as global health epidemics. In Spring 2019, he served as a visiting graduate fellow at the Institute for Intelligent Systems in the FedEx Institute of Technology at the University of Memphis. He has also served as a consultant on the United Nations Commission on Global Security, Justice and Governance in multiple forums. His work has been published in The Oxford Handbook of Global Health Politics, the International Studies Encyclopedia, and The Oxford Research Encyclopedia of International Studies. His research has been funded by the Russell J. and Dorothy S. Bilinski Educational Foundation as well as the Korean Association of the Academic Council on the United Nations System.

Research interests

  • Global health politics and security
  • International relations
  • Sub-Saharan African politics
  • Political leadership
  • Public policy decision-making

Courses taught

  • Introduction to International Relations
  • International Human Rights
  • Holocaust and Genocide
  • Global Political Economy
  • International Community (International Organization and Global Governance)
  • Government and Politics of Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Introduction to Renewable Energy
  • Introduction to Public Policy


  • Ph.D. in progress, University of Nevada, Reno
  • B.A., Georgia College