Research and Teaching Interests
Comparative Politics (Africa and Developing Nations), International Relations (International Law and Organizations), Environmental Law, Institution Building and Collapse
Professor John Froitzheim received his Ph.D from the University of Virginia in 2009. He also has an LL.M. in Transnational Business Practice from McGeorge School of Law (1993) and a J.D. from St. John's University School of Law (1992). He has taught courses at William & Mary on Comparative Politics, African Politics, and the War on Drugs, and has also taught on Politics of Developing Nations, Environmental Law, Constitutional Law, International Law, and International Organizations. He is currently working on his first book on State Formation and State Collapse in Africa as well as articles on the role of the military in democratization, and trends in urban violence in the developing world. He has consulted on issues pertaining to institutional reorganization, intellectual property protection and the promotion of disabled persons organizations. He also volunteers for the Virginia Farm Workers Program. As an attorney, he worked in New York and Singapore on issues involving oil pollution, securities law, business organization and foreign investment.