Political Science Professor Thomas Badey
Randolph-Macon College Political Science
Professor Thomas Badey is the editor of Annual Editions: Violence and Terrorism
(McGraw-Hill/Dushkin, 2011). This anthology, now in its 13th edition, is designed
to provide convenient, inexpensive access to a wide range of current articles from
some of the most respected magazines, newspapers, and journals published today.
Annual Editions are updated on a regular basis through a continuous monitoring
of more than 300 periodical sources. The articles selected are authored by prominent
scholars, researchers and commentators writing for a general audience.
“The Annual Editions volumes are designed to make them particularly useful
in the classroom,” says Badey. “Each includes a general introduction, annotated
table of contents, topic guide, annotated listing of selected Web sites and a brief
overview for each section.”
This is the 10th edition of Annual Editions produced at Randolph-Macon
College. Several Randolph-Macon alumni and current students worked as research assistants
on this project and were instrumental in its success. Nicholas Buccola ’12, Elyse
Cooper ’11, David Huber ’11, Brandy Washington ’11, Erica Waters ’13 and Claire
McKernan ’12, an exchange student from Ireland, helped review the numerous articles
that were submitted for consideration. “They provided valuable insights, and above
all a critical students’ perspective, which made the job of selecting articles for
this edition much easier,” says Badey.
Badey is the director of the International Studies Program at R-MC. He was a key
expert for media in 2001, and he was interviewed in May 2011 by Richmond’s NPR station
and by the Richmond Times-Dispatch after Osama Bin Laden was captured.
Badey served nine years as a security policeman in the United States Air Force.
After completing his Ph.D., he worked almost five years as an adjunct and visiting
professor at the University of South Florida. Badey, who joined the R-MC faculty
in 1998, teaches a number of courses, including International Terrorism and Terrorism
and Homeland Security.
Badey is also the author of “The Dagger and the Noose: The Historical Lessons of
Religious Terrorism,” Global Security Studies Vol. 1, Issue 2, Summer 2010, pp.153-171,
and he recently completed an article titled “Al-Qaeda in the U.S.: Generation Next?:
The Problem of Generational Change in Terrorist Organizations.” He is the editor
of two anthologies, one on terrorism and political violence and another on homeland
Badey earned his B.S. from the University of Maryland, University College, his M.A.
from the University of South Florida and his Ph.D. from the Ruprecht-Karls Universität