Dr. Bibek Chand is our new Assistant Professor of International Affairs (Gainesville Campus).  Dr. Chand has a Ph.D. in International Relations from Florida International University, a M.A. in International Studies from Florida International University and a B.A. in International Relations & Political Science from Wartburg College.  Dr. Chand’s broad research interest areas include foreign policy, security studies, and geopolitics.


Dr. Douglas Ealey is a Professor of Political Science (Gainesville Campus).  He has joined the PSIA faculty from the department of Sociology.  Dr. Ealey holds a doctorate in political science from Clark Atlanta University, Master of Divinity in theology from Fuller Theological Seminary, Master of Business/Public Administration from Bowie State College, and bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Georgia.


Dr. Jason Byers is a  Limited Term Lecturer (Oconee Campus).  Dr. Byers holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Georgia and an undergraduate degree from the College of Charleston. HIs research interests include American Political Institutions, Congress, the U.S. Presidency, Separation of Powers, Electoral Behavior and Representation, Institutional Development, Political Behavior, and Quantitative Analysis.

Pictured: Dr. Bibek Chand