Kent J. Kille

Kent Kille

Professor - Political Science, Global and International Studies (on leave Spring 2021)

Office: Kauke 106
Phone: 330-263-2456
Pronouns: He/Him/His


  • B.A. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 1991
  • M.A., Ph.D. The Ohio State University 1995, 2000

Courses Taught

Dr. Kille regularly teaches Introduction to International Relations and the upper level courses The United Nations System, Nationalism & Interdependence, Political Leadership in International Relations, and Peace Studies. 


Dr. Kille is an expert on international organization leadership, including authoring From Manager to Visionary: The Secretary-General of the United Nations and serving as editor of and contributor to The UN Secretary-General and Moral Authority: Ethics and Religion in International Leadership.  His current work in this area, with Bob Reinalda, is focused on constructing a Biographical Dictionary of Secretaries-General of International Organizations.  Comparisons and connections between the United Nations and regional organizations are drawn in journal articles appearing in Global Governance, Journal of International Organization Studies, and Political Psychology.  He is an Associate Editor for the International Journal of Peace Studies  and serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of International Organization Studies.  His work on active teaching and learning has been widely published and in 2010, along with his colleagues Matthew Krain and Jeffrey Lantis, Kille was awarded the International Studies Association's Deborah Gerner Innovative Teaching in International Studies Award.


Dr. Kille also serves as the Faculty Advisor to Model United Nations.