Jon Isacoff, Ph.D.

Professor of Political Science & Environmental Studies

Jon was also the founding chair of the Environmental Studies Department at Gonzaga and served in that role from 2006 till 2015. He received his B.A. and M.P.A. at Cornell University and his M.A. and Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania. Jon’s...

Jon Isacoff

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Education & Curriculum Vitae

Ph.D., Political Science, University of Pennsylvania

M.A., Political Science, University of Pennsylvania

M.P.A., Cornell University

B.A., Cornell University

Courses Taught

ENVS 102: Environmental Politics and Policy

ENVS 193/POLS 193: FYS: Birds

ENVS 398/POLS 395 Climate Change Science and Politics (with Dr. Lefcort, Biology)

POLS 343: War and Peace

POLS 372: Middle East Politics

POLS 373: The Arab-Israeli Conflict


Jon was also the founding chair of the Environmental Studies Department at Gonzaga and served in that role from 2006 till 2015. He received his B.A. and M.P.A. at Cornell University and his M.A. and Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania. Jon’s book, Writing the Arab-Israeli Conflict: Pragmatism and Historical Inquiry (Lexington Books, 2006) examines the history of the Arab-Israeli conflict and the broader issue of political science historical research. Jon's most recent articles have appeared in Perspectives on Politics, the flagship journal of the American Political Science Association (APSA), Journal of Political Science Education, Perspectives on Political Science, Millennium: Journal of International Studies, and International Relations.