Political Science

Dr. Judy Krutky
Professor of Political Science and International Studies
Director for Intercultural Education
(440) 826-2458

In 2014, Dr. Krutky was awarded the Student Senate Faculty Excellence Award. She has also received the Exemplary Teacher Award and the Strosacker Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Bechberger Award for Human Development.  She spent her fall 2012 sabbatical as a Visiting Scholar studying U.S. basing policy at the RAND Corp in Santa Monica, CA. 

Dr. Judy Krutky

Curriculum Vitae

Supervised Ovation Presentations

---In 2013 Kristopher Smeage presented the research he did in Ghana, " Access to land and local integration in Ghana: The host community's perspective."
---Also in 2013 Elise Wallis, Sundous Eddeb, and Daniela Muhaj presented "American Foreign Policy: Then & Now" which featured case analyses researched as part of the INT capstone seminar.
---In 2012 Elizabeth Black presented her Senior Thesis "The Homegrown Terrorist: A United States Security Threat."
---Two groups of students from the INT Capstone Seminar presented their research projects at Ovation 2011. The topics were: Ongoing Challenges for American Foreign Policy in the Middle East; Friends or Foes, Ongoing Military Struggles in Latin America. 

Experiential Learning Requirement  

---Elliott Mahnke studied abroad in Japan - Spring 2014
---Catherine Patterson studied abroad in Ireland - Summer 2014
---William Krupa interned at the FBI Department in Cleveland - Summer 2014

Student Internships

---With Michael Weidokal, Executive Director, International Strategic Analysis - Fall 2013, Spring 2012, Fall 2011, Spring 2011 
---With State Representative Michael Dovilla- Spring 2010 
---With Dennis Kucinich, U.S. House of Representatives - Fall 2010
---With Sherrod Brown, U.S. Senator - Fall 2010
---With Building Hope in the City (nonprofit) - Fall 2010

Faculty Advisor

--- Sigma Iota Rho, International Studies academic honorary 
--- Muslim Students Association

Selected Off-Campus Presentations

--- Krutky, Judy B., “Integrating Multiple Perspectives into Core International Studies Curricula,” Roundtable presentation at International Studies Association Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA, April 4, 2013. 
--- Krutky, Judy B., “Can/Should the U.S. base in Diego Garcia be Maintained?” Led Discussion Session for Global Access Project Group, RAND, Washington, DC, December 4, 2012. 
--- Krutky, Judy B., “What CLAC Can Do for Your Curriculum,” Faculty Presentation at Santa Monica Community College, Santa Monica, CA, November 13, 2012. 
--- Krutky, Judy B., “Clack-ing Across the Curriculum: Lessons Learned in Teaching a CLAC Course,” presentation at the CLAC Consortium conference, University of Minnesota, March 9, 2012.
--- Senior Thesis Presentation in Washington D.C., “Managing 21st Century Asymmetric Conflict in Culturally Complicated Societies: Lessons from Iraq,” manuscript presented at U.S. Air Force Conflict Management Symposium, Johns Hopkins/SAIS, September 2010. 
--- Panel Presentation at Tiffin University (March 2010) – Five students participated in a conference on National Security Challenges for American Foreign Policy. Their panel presentation entitled, “21st Century National Security Changes: Evaluating Threats & Gauging Securitization” included paper presentations on the threat of stateless actors to post 9/11 U.S. security; on the global threat posed by failing sates; on the role of paramilitaries and other non-states armed actors in Colombia; on the spread of HIV/AIDS and U.S. security in Africa; and on the threat of human trafficking to state security.


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