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Kendall Stiles

Political Science, Political Science

760 KMBL
Provo, UT 84602


Ken Stiles received his PhD from Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore) in 1987 and has been teaching full-time ever since. He has taught at Bowling Green State University (1987-1993), Loyola University Chicago (1993-2003) and BYU (2003-). His fields of expertise include international relations, international institutions, international law, and international ethics. Notable publications include International Norms and Cycles of Change (Oxford 2009, with Wayne Sandholtz), State Response to International Law (Routledge 2016 - winner, ISA best book in international law 2017), and Trust and Hedging in International Relations (Michigan 2018). He is married to Rebecca Stiles (since 1984) and has five children.

Honors and Awards

  • Best Book Award, International Law Section - International Studies Association (2016 - 2016)

Administrative Assignments

  • : (2009 - Present)


  • International Studies Association (1984 - Present)
  • American Political Science Association (1984 - 2010)

Professional Citizenship

  • Editor, Associate Editor, Global Governance/Academic Council on the UN System (2017 - 2022)
  • Committee/Council Member, Utah Debate Commission (2019 - 2022)
  • Editor, Associate Editor, Journal of International Organizations Studies (2014 - 2017)
  • Committee/Council Chair, International Law Section, ISA (2016 - 2017)
  • Officer (specify in Other), International Studies Association - International Organization Section (2010 - 2012)

Courses Taught


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