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

  • Successful educational administrator
  • Collaborative leader, focused on student learning and success in a highly diverse community
  • Experienced teacher and scholar, with primary expertise in international relations, democratization and peace studies
  • Innovative curricular design, within and outside the classroom

Professional Experience

  • Administrative Experience
    Dean of the College, Pine Manor College (2011-2014)
    Chair, Division of Natural and Social Sciences, Pine Manor College (2006-2010)
    Chair, Committee on Promotion and Tenure, Pine Manor College (2003-2006; 2015- present)

  • Teaching Experience
    Pine Manor College, Political Science Professor, tenured (1996- present)
    Visiting Assistant Professor, Clark University, Department of Government (1988-1991)
    Lecturer, University of New Hampshire, Department of Political Science (1987-1988)

Research Activities and Positions

  • 1992-1996: Research Associate. Albert Einstein Institution, Cambridge, MA 02138.
  • 1992-1996: Associate, Program on Nonviolent Sanctions and Cultural Survival. Center for International Affairs, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138.
  • 1991-1992: Post-Doctoral Fellow, Program on Nonviolent Sanctions, Center for International Affairs, Harvard University.
  • Recipient of 2002 American Political Science Association Research Grant for research on Democratization and the Transformation of Conflict in El Salvador.
  • Massachusetts College Compact grant to create community-based research opportunities within the Program on Social and Political Systems at Pine Manor College.

Publications and Presentations


(Associate Editor) Oxford International Encyclopedia of Peace, 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.

Conflict and Democracy in El Salvador (in progress).

Selected Articles and Chapters

Protest and Revolution. In Political and Civic Leadership. Richard Couto, ed. Sage Publications, 2010.

Nonviolence: Theory and Practice. In Oxford International Encyclopedia of Peace. 2009.

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.

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.

(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."

Professional and Community Activities, Appointments, and Awards

Recipient of Wean Professorship Sabbatical Award, 2010-2011, 2001-2002, Pine Manor College

2009 Rosario Tosiello Award for Integrity in Scholarship

2004 Kellogg Service Award from Pine Manor College

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

Member of the Boston Chapter supporting Los Proyectos El Hogar, a set of schools in Honduras; frequent volunteer at the schools.