I am an Associate Professor of Political Science at Loyola University Chicago. I received my B.A. from the University of Georgia in 2001, and my M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis in 2005 and 2008. My research and teaching interests are in the areas of international relations and foreign policy decision-making, with emphasis on international conflict and conflict management. My current research focuses on third party interventions in ongoing international conflicts and UN peacekeeping. I regularly teach classes on international conflict processes and conflict management, as well as the introductory International Relations course.


Contact information:

Email: Mmelin(at)luc.edu
Phone: (773) 508-8647
Office: 331 Coffey Hall
Department of Political Science
Loyola University Chicago
1032 W. Sheridan Rd
Chicago IL, 60660

My CV is available here.