William B. Vogele

Professor, Political Science
Haldan Hall


  • Ph.D., Political Science, Brandeis University, 1987
    Negotiating Arms Control Agreements: Explaining Success US-Soviet Arms Control
  • B.A., Peace and World Order Studies, Colgate University, 1977

Professional Profile

  • Experienced teacher and scholar, with primary expertise in international relations, democratization, and peace studies
  • Collaborative leader, focused on student learning and success in a highly diverse community
  • Experienced educational administrator, responsible for twenty-five full-time and part-time faculty in five departments

Professional Experience

  • Professor of Political Science
  • Recipient of the 2009 Rosario Tossiello Award for Integrity in Scholarship, Pine Manor College
  • Teaching
    • Pine Manor College, Political Science, 1996-present
    • Visiting Assistant Professor, Clark University, Department of Government, 1988-1991
    • Lecturer, Assistant Professor rank, University of New Hampshire, Department of Political Science, 1987-1988
  • Research Activities and Positions
    • Recipient of 2002 American Political Science Association Research Grant for project on Democratization and the Transformation of Conflict in El Salvador.
    • Co-author of successful grant application to Massachusetts College Compact to create community-based research focus within the Program on Social and Political Systems at Pine Manor College.
    • Associate, Program on Nonviolent Sanctions and Cultural Survival. Center for International Affairs, Harvard University, 1992-1999
    • Post-Doctoral Fellow, Program on Nonviolent Sanctions, Center for International Affairs, Harvard University, 1991-1992
  • Consulting
    • Virtual Research Associates, Inc. Weston, MA, 1998-present

Publications and Presentations

  • Books
    • Conflict and Democracy in El Salvador (in progress).
    • (Associate Editor) International Encyclopedia of Peace and Conflict, edited by Nigel Young. Oxford University Press. 2009.
    • Protest, Power, and Change: An Encyclopedia of Nonviolent Action from ACT-UP to Women's Suffrage. Co-editor with Roger S. Powers. Garland Publishing, 1997. Recipient of the 1998 Award for Best Book of the APSA Section on Ecological and Transformational Politics.
    • Stepping Back: Nuclear Arms Control and the End of the Cold War. Praeger Publishers. 1994.
  • Reports
    • Profiles of International "Hotspots." (with Doug Bond). A report prepared for the United States. General Accounting Office, August 1995.
  • Selected Articles and Chapters
    • Nonviolence: Theory and Practice. In International Encyclopedia of Peace. 2009.
    • Protest and Revolution. In Political and Civic Leadership. Richard Couto, ed. Sage Publications, 2010.
    • Passive Resistance. International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences. 2nd edition. 9 vols. William A. Darity, ed. Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA, 2008.
    • Nonviolent Action, Trust and Building a Culture of Peace (with Michelle Cromwell). In Handbook on Building Cultures of Peace. Joe de Rivera, ed. Springer Publishers, 2008.
    • Deterrence by Civilian Defense. Peace and Change 18 (January) 1993.
  • Book Reviews
    • "Is the Future like the Past? Challenges to the Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime." Review of Ballistic Missile Proliferation, by Aaron Karp, and Nuclear Rivalry and International Order by Jørn Gjelstad and Olav Njølstad. Mershon International Studies Review, (December) 1997.
    • The Best Defense: Policy Alternatives for U.S. Nuclear Security from the 1950s to the 1990s, by David Goldfischer. American Political Science Review, (December) 1994.
    • "Review Essay: Civilian-based Defense and Nonviolent Struggle." Review of Unarmed Against Hitler, by Jacques Semelin, and Social Defense, Social Change, by Brian Martin. Peace and Change, 19 (October) 1994.
  • Selected Papers and Presentations
    • Evidence, Reasoning and Engagement in Social Science. Presentation on student learning at the New England Faculty Development Consortium, November 2007.
    • Peace, Democracy and Reconciliation: Challenges for a Way forward in Iraq. Faculty Lecture Series, Chestnut Hill, MA, October 2006.
    • Exit, Voice and the Left in El Salvador. American Political Science Association Meetings, Philadelphia, 2003.
    • Collaborative Student Projects: Learning and Management. American Political Science Association Meetings, Atlanta, 1999.
    • Creating Political Community in the WAk of Conflict: Chile & El Salvador. American Political Science Assocation Meetings, Boston, 1998.
    • Constructing Nonviolent Action: The Case for Inclusivity. Harvard Univeristy, March 1997.
    • Conflict, Inequality and the Practice of Democracy (with Doug Bond and Brad Bennett). American Political Science Association Meetings, San Francisco, 1996.
    • (Chair) Panel: Collective Action and Institutional Change in Latin America. International Studies Association Meetings, 1996. Presenting paper: "Achieving Democracy: Modeling Processes of Democratic Change in Latin America."
    • Contemporary Test Ban Negotiations. Colgate University Alumni College. June 1995.
    • (Chair) Panel: Nonviolent Struggle and Democracy. International Studies Association Meetings, 1995. Presenting paper: "Struggle and Democracy: Nonviolent Action and Democratization."

Professional and Community Activities, Appointments, and Awards

  • 2009 Rosario Tosiello Award for Integrity in Scholarship
  • 2004 Kellogg Service Award from Pine Manor College
  • 2002-2005 Chair of the Committee on Reappointment, Promotion and Tenure. Past chair of Curriculum Committee; past Moderator of the Faculty Meeting. Pine Manor College
  • 2001-2002 Recipient of Wean Professorship Award, Pine Manor College
  • Manuscript reviewer for American Political Science Review, Global Society, International Interactions, Journal of Peace Research, New Political Science, Peace & Change, and JAI Press Series: Research in Social Movements, Conflicts, and Change.
  • Textbook reviewer for Pearson/Prentice Hall Publishers.
  • Advisory Committee of the Section on Ecological and Transformational Politics of the American Political Science Association, 1999-2004. Previously Awards Coordinator and Newsletter Editor.
  • Executive Committee, Peace Studies Section of the International Studies Association, 1994-1996.
  • Active member of American Political Science Association; American Sociological Association; International Studies Association.