Ralph G. Carter (PhD, The Ohio State University) is professor and former chair of the political science department at Texas Christian University. His research interests focus on U.S. foreign, trade, and defense policies and on the domestic sources of such policy making. He is coauthor with James Scott and Cooper Drury of IR (2014), one of five coeditors of the 44 Foreign Policy Analysis essays in The International Studies Encyclopedia (2010), coauthor with James Scott of Choosing to Lead: Understanding Congressional Foreign Policy Entrepreneurs (2009), and coauthor with John Rourke and Mark Boyer of Making American Foreign Policy (1994, 1996). He is also the author or coauthor of over 40 journal articles and book chapters. In 2012, he was included in Princeton Review's listing of The 300 Best Professors, and in 2006 he received the International Studies Association's Quincy Wright Distinguished Scholar Award.
A. Cooper Drury is professor and chair of Political Science at the University of Missouri. His research and teaching focus broadly on foreign policy and international political economy. More specifically, he focuses on the causes and consequences of economic sanctions. He has published extensively on the use, effect, and consequences of economic statecraft, including two books and over 20 articles and chapters. He is the two-time winner of the Klingberg Award for Outstanding Faculty Paper at the ISA Midwest Annual Meeting. Professor Drury has trained over a dozen doctoral students and received his University's Gold Chalk Award for excellence in graduate education and mentoring. He has been the president of the Foreign Policy section of the International Studies Association as well as the president of the association's Midwest region. In 2013, the ISA Midwest awarded him the Quincy Wright Distinguished Scholar Award. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Foreign Policy Analysis.
James M. Scott is professor and head of the Department of Political Science at Oklahoma State University. He is the co-author of Choosing to Lead: Understanding Congressional Foreign Policy Entrepreneurs (2009 with Ralph G. Carter), and the author, co-author or editor of five other books. His publications have appeared in such journals as International Studies Quarterly, Foreign Policy Analysis, Democratization, Political Science Quarterly, Presidential Studies Quarterly, International Studies Perspectives, Congress and the Presidency, and the Social Science Journal, among others. He has served on the governing boards, as conference program chair, and as president of both the International Studies Association - Midwest (2000) and the Foreign Policy Analysis Section (2001) of the International Studies Association. He began a six-year term as associate editor of the International Studies Association journal Foreign Policy Analysis in Fall 2009. Since 2004, he has directed the NSF-funded Democracy and World Politics Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates Program.