Dr. Daniel S. Papp is an American scholar of international affairs and policy. For more than four decades, Papp served in a variety of professorial and administrative roles in the University System of Georgia (USG) (1973 – 2016). From 2006 to 2016, he served as President of Kennesaw State University (KSU), the third-largest university in the State of Georgia. He was the founding Director of Georgia Tech’s Sam Nunn School of International Affairs from 1990 to 1993 and Director of the Georgia Tech School of Social Sciences from 1980 to 1990. He joined Georgia Tech’s faculty in 1973 as an Assistant Professor of International Affairs.
While at Tech, Dr. Papp was also visiting professor at the Western Australia Institute of Technology; research professor at the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College; Senior Research Professor at the Center for Aerospace Doctrine, Research and Education of the U.S. Air War College and visiting professor at Fudan University in Shanghai. In 1993, Dr. Papp was selected Georgia Tech’s “Distinguished Professor,” the first time the honor was awarded to someone other than an engineer or physical scientist. He has twice been awarded the U.S. Department of the Army’s “Outstanding Civilian Service” medal. He is the author or editor of 10 books on these topics, including the biography of former U.S. Secretary of State Dean Rusk.
Dr. Papp is past Chairperson of the American-Soviet Relations and Southern Sections of the International Studies Association, senior fellow for international security at the Southern Center for International Studies and a Member of the Society of International Business Fellows.
A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Dartmouth College, Dr. Papp received his doctorate in international affairs from the University of Miami. His academic specialties include international security policy, U.S. and Russian foreign and defense policies and international system change.