David Cochran  PhD

Professor of Politics
Co-Director of Peace and Justice Minor


BA, Drew University, 1991
MA, University of Maryland, 1994
PhD, University of Maryland, 1996

Originally from Lubbock, Texas, Dr. Cochran received his BA from Drew University and his MA and PhD from the University of Maryland. His primary teaching and research areas are war and peace; religion, race, and ethnicity in American politics; political thought; and Irish studies. Cochran is a winner of the College’s two campus-wide teaching and leadership awards. In addition to a wide array of articles and book chapters, he has published five previous books. A sixth, The Catholic Case Against War: A Brief Guide, will be published by the University of Notre Dame Press in early 2024. In addition to his work in the politics program, Cochran directs or co-directs the College’s Peace and Justice minor, Irish Studies minor, and St. John Paul II Scholars program.

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