|• December 13, 2007|
"I don’t tend to think of myself as a hawk or a dove, but as an owl," says Assistant Professor of Political Science Paul Vasquez, the newest tenure-track teacher in poli sci. Vasquez spent four years in the U.S. Army before embarking on his academic career. "[The experience] gives me a more balanced view of the military," he says. "I think it’s easy to become overly critical or overly engaged in hero worship without serving in the military. The military is a complex institution and can cause a lot of good and a lot of bad. There may be reasons that military action or diplomacy may not be the right approach."