Greg Dixon

Greg Dixon

Associate Professor

Phone: 678-839-4992 | Fax: 678-839-5009


Office: Pafford Social Science Building 125


Dr. Dixon teaches courses in international relations and American government. His courses include American Foreign Policy, International Organization, International Law, and International Conflict and Conflict Management, as well as the Department’s introductory International Relations and American Government courses. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Arizona in 2007.

In 2014 Dr. Dixon was awarded the USG Regents Teaching Award for Faculty Excellence for UWG. In 2015 Dr. Dixon was selected as a Governor’s Teaching Fellow, a statewide fellowship that promotes excellence and innovation in teaching practice. Dr. Dixon has won teaching and service awards in the College of Social Sciences and was ranked as the #12 highest rated professor in the United States on the professor rating site in 2012.

Dr. Dixon is Associate Director of the Thomas B. Murphy Center for Public Service. He is affiliated with the interdisciplinary programs in Global Studies and Women's' Studies at UWG and is a member of the Graduate Faculty. He has served as Chair of the Faculty Council of the College of Social Sciences and is the Chair of the UWG Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee.

His research focuses on international conflict management and international institutions. Current research projects include dispute settlement at the World Trade Organization, the impact of economic interdependence on international rivalry, and the role of domestic politics in the success or failure of foreign policy.

Courses and Sections

  • Courses Taught
    • POLS-1101 (American Government)    
    • POLS-3501 (International Relations)    
    • POLS-4505 (American Foreign Policy)    
    • POLS-4506 (Int'l Conflict/Conflict Mgmt)    
    • POLS-4985 (Arab-Israeli Conflict)    
    • POLS-5985 (Arab-Israeli Conflict)    
    • UWG-1101 (First Year Univ. Experience)    
  • Summer 2016 Sections
    • POLS-4985 (Evolution of Political Order) Section: E01
  • Spring 2016 Sections
    • POLS-1101 (American Government) Section: E01
    • POLS-4985 (National Security Policy) Section: E01
    • POLS-5985 (National Security Policy) Section: E01
  • Fall 2015 Sections
    • UWG-1101 (First Year Univ. Experience) Section: 01D
    • POLS-1101 (American Government) Section: 01D
    • POLS-3501 (International Relations) Section: E1W
    • POLS-4505 (American Foreign Policy) Section: 1DW
  • Summer 2015 Sections
    • POLS-1101 (American Government) Section: T02
    • POLS-4985 (Arab-Israeli Conflict) Section: 1DW
    • POLS-5985 (Arab-Israeli Conflict) Section: 01D
  • Spring 2015 Sections
    • POLS-1101 (American Government) Section: E01
    • POLS-4506 (Int'l Conflict/Conflict Mgmt) Section: E01


International Affairs

I am versed in the history, structure, and workings of the international system. This includes a general knowledge of international affairs and relations between and among nations as well as the role of non-state actors in the international system.