Director (on leave), CSEEES and Senior Lecturer, Department of Political Science
Office: (919) 962-4295
Fax: (919) 962-2494
Dr. Jenkins, Director of the Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies since July 2001, joined the program in 1999 as Adminstrative Director for Curricula, with primary responsibilities for coordinating the MA degree program, which was introduced in that year. His scholarly interests are in the areas of social and political change, political conflict, state building, civil society and the nonprofit sector, and education.
He received his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1987. Prior to joining the Center he was an independent consultant and researcher as well as a professor at Yale University. Dr. Jenkins has traveled widely through Eastern Europe and has lived in Budapest and Vienna.
In his leisure time, he enjoys travel, history, a variety of sports, coaching youth athletics, and time with his family.