Political Science Professor Thomas Badey
Randolph-Macon College Political Science
Professor Thomas Badey is the editor of two new books, Annual Editions: Violence
and Terrorism (14th edition, McGraw-Hill) and Annual Editions: Homeland Security
(3rd edition; McGraw-Hill).
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 volumes
are designed to make them particularly useful in the classroom.
“Each includes a general introduction, annotated table of contents, topic guide,
annotated listing of selected web sites and a brief overview for each section,”
explains Badey. “I am proud to say that several of my students worked as research
assistants on the books. Kelly Armstrong ’14, Amanda Hicks
’15, Annabelle O’Neil ’15, Emily Vianna ’13,
and Maxwell Wyndorf ’14 helped review the numerous articles that
were submitted to Annual Editions: Violence and Terrorism for consideration.
Jonathan Harman ’13 and Mikhaila Calice ’15 worked
as my research assistants on Annual Editions: Homeland Security. They provided
valuable insights and perspective, which made the job of selecting articles for
this edition much easier.”
About Thomas Badey
Badey is the director of R-MC’s International
Studies Program. 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 for 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. In 2013, Badey was interviewed by numerous media organizations
about the Boston Marathon
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 an article titled “Al-Qaeda in the U.S.: Generation Next?: The Problem of Generational
Change in Terrorist Organizations.”
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