Jason Davidson, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, earned a Ph.D. (2001) and an M.A. (1999) in government from Georgetown University, and a B.A. (1996) in political science from the University of California at Berkeley.
Dr. Davidson was the 2007 recipient of UMW’s Alumni Association Outstanding Young Faculty Award and a two-time recipient of the Academic Affairs Council Professors’ Appreciation Award. He was awarded a UMW Jepson Fellowship for 2005-06 for the project titled “Signaling Resolve in Contemporary American Foreign Policy.”
He is the author of two books, The Origins of Revisionist and Status-quo States (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006) and America’s Allies and War: Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Iraq (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011). His articles have been published in peer-reviewed journals such as Contemporary Security Policy, Modern Italy, Security Studies, and The Nonproliferation Review. Finally, Dr. Davidson has written chapters in books such as Power in Transition: The Peaceful Change of International Order, Sanctions as Economic Statecraft: Theory and Practice, and Italy in the Post-Cold War Order: Adaptation, Bipartisanship, Visibility.
Dr. Davidson is a specialist in American Foreign and Security Policy, British, French and Italian Foreign, and Security Policy, and International Security. He has been invited to deliver lectures at venues such as the United States Department of State’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research, the United States Marine Corps War College, the University of Rome (Roma Tre), and the University of Bologna.
Jason Davidson in the News
- Donors Go ‘All In’ to Break Mary Wash Giving Day RecordThe UMW family, across the country and across the world, came together to make history Tuesday, March 19, on Mary Wash Giving Day. During the 24-hour online fundraising marathon, donors in 45 states and seven countries made 3,533 gifts totaling $586,493* to benefit students and programs across the University, including… Read more »
- Peace Corps Top Producer: UMW Alums Serve GloballyPasha was cutting a heart from a piece of paper when his scissors slipped and his finger started to bleed. The wound didn’t hurt the middle-school boy as badly as the words of his classmates, who – worried that Pasha could have HIV – shrieked in fright that his blood… Read more »
- Cybersecurity Program to Boost Regional WorkforceThe University of Mary Washington will launch a new cybersecurity certification program – the only one of its kind in the Fredericksburg region – thanks to a $110,000 grant recently announced by Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam. Supplemented by equal matching funds, the Virginia Initiative for Growth and Opportunity (GO Virginia)… Read more »
- UMW Celebrates 111th Founders Day AnniversaryToday, March 14, 2019, marks 111 years since the Virginia General Assembly passed legislation establishing the State Normal and Industrial School at Fredericksburg, now the University of Mary Washington. As UMW celebrates Founders Day – and more than a century of contributions to generations of students, the greater Fredericksburg region,… Read more »
- UMW Professors Featured on ‘With Good Reason’ RadioTwo University of Mary Washington faculty members will be featured on the With Good Reason (WGR) public radio show throughout the next two weeks. Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing Laura Bylenok and Assistant Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures Jennifer Hansen-Glucklich will share their expertise on separate episodes… Read more »