Dr. Douglas Macdonald is Professor of Political Science, Emeritus, at Colgate University.

Dr. Macdonald received his B.A. from the University of Massachusetts, and the M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. from Columbia University, New York. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1967 to 1971, attaining the rank of Sergeant, and was awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal in 1970. Dr. Macdonald’s doctoral dissertation won the American Political Science Association’s Helen Dwight Reid Award for best dissertation in the field of international relations in 1986. The dissertation was published by Harvard University Press in 1992 as Adventures in Chaos: American Intervention for Reform in the Third World. In addition, Dr. Macdonald has published articles in International Security, Security Studies, and various edited collections. Dr. Macdonald was awarded a John M. Olin Fellowship in National Security Affairs at Harvard University in 1985-86, and a Senior Research Fellowship at the Norwegian Nobel Institute in 1998. His research interests center on American foreign policy formation, especially towards the Pacific region.