Tom Rowe

Tom Rowe

Associate Professor

Professional Biography

E. Thomas Rowe is currently an Associate Professor of International Relations at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies (JKSIS), University of Denver, founder and Director of the International Career Advancement Program (ICAP) and co-founder and Senior Advisor to the Global Access Pipeline (GAP). He previously served for nine years as Dean of the Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS) and for five years as Associate Dean of GSIS. He was earlier on the faculty of the University of Connecticut and of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and has been a visiting faculty member at the University of Colorado in Boulder and the Institut fur Politikwissenschaft at the University of Tuebingen in Germany. He has spoken widely in the United States, Europe, Ghana and Costa Rica. He has received grants from a large number of governmental agencies, foundations and other organizations.

Professor Rowe completed his undergraduate training at the University of Michigan and his MA and PhD degrees at the University of California-Berkeley. Professor Rowe’s broad areas of specialization are in international politics and international organization, with particular attention to the United Nations, international human rights and conflict management and resolution.

Professor Rowe has published several book chapters, a monograph on the United Nations and articles in International Organization, the American Political Science Review, the Journal of Conflict Resolution and Relaciones Internacionales. He has served as President of International Organization Section of the International Studies Association, as President of the Western International Studies Association, as a member of the Executive Board of Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA), as a member of the National Policy Board of the Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Program and as a member of the National Selection Committee for the Rangel Fellowship Program. Professor Rowe has been active in the community in Connecticut, Virginia and Colorado. He currently serves on the Executive Board and as Treasurer of the Denver Council on Foreign Relations (DCFR).


  • BA, Political Science, University of Michigan
  • Ph.D., Political Science, University of California, Berkeley, 1966
  • MA, Political Science, University of California Berkeley, 1961