Associate Professor of Political Science and International Studies
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Academic Accomplishments

  • A.A. Wake Forest University, 1980
  • B.A. Washington and Jefferson College, 1982
  • PH.D Edinburgh University, 1989
  • Graduate, FBI National Citizens Academy Alumni Association Inc., 2011
  • Certificate, Northwest New Jersey Regional Intelligence Academy, 2011


Dr. Fitzpatrick teaches courses in the Political and Governmental Affairs major and in the Global Studies major. A specialist in global security issues, he is also a frequent consultant on counter-terrorism training for the New Jersey Department of Homeland Security. His courses in the study of terrorism draw extensively from his practical professional work.

An advocate of experiential learning, Dr. Fitzpatrick teaches innovative courses in which students learn through role playing, notably Model United Nations, Model NATO, and Model Middle East Peace Conference. Through the Global Studies major, students have the opportunity to participate in global humanitarian relief missions in nearly all regions of the world.

Dr. Fitzpatrick is a frequent commentator on national and global events for regional media outlets.

Recent Appearances

Terrorism 2014: What Can We Do?

The American public has become entrapped in the hostage taking strategies of terrorists. As a nation, how can we work together to undermine this despicable tactic?

Dr. Fitzpatrick provides answers to this question, calling for a national re-emphasis of our “No Negotiation with Terrorists” policy and a broader appreciation of the risks humanitarian workers now face around the world.

American Urban Radio Networks
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Clear Channel – The Source
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WELW-AM,  Cleveland
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WAMV-AM, Roanoke
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Other Media Appearances

Dr. Fitzpatrick appears regularly in media outlets where he discusses topics related to global security and international relations. A selection of his commentaries is available here:

In Response to the Paris Attacks
Westwood One with Jim Bohannon
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An Analysis of President Obama’s Speech
on the Islamic State Threat

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Terrorist Recruiting in Minnesota and New Jersey
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Dealing with Terrorism in a Post 9/11 World
WNGO Journal
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Homeland Security
KWCC, Seattle
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Olympic Safety in Russia
WCCO, Minneapolis
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When Terrorism Hits Home
KJFF, St. Louis
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Published Works

Five Years After Sept. 11, media’s role is unprecedented. Daily Record, 9/10/06.

Putin’s war means a dangerous Olympics. Home News Tribune, 2/5/14.