on sabbatical Fall 2017
Denny Hall Room 202
His teaching and research activities are mainly in Middle East politics, comparative politics and international relations. He contributes to Middle East Studies and Security Studies. He has particular interests in the interaction of religions and politics and the politics of education, as well as authoritarianism and empire. His interest in pedagogical applications of new technologies, including simulations, games, and social media, has led to him being appointed to the Advisory Board of the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education. A former diplomat, he has lived and worked in the Middle East and Europe. Recent publications: Professor Webb contributed a chapter on Totalitarianism and Authoritarianism to 21st Century Political Science: A Reference Handbook, edited by Ishiyama & Breuning (2011) and a chapter, Should the Daleks Be Exterminated? (with Mark Wardecker) to Doctor Who and Philosophy, edited by Smithka & Lewis (2010). His article Engaging Students with Engaging Tools was published in Educause Quarterly in 2009.