John F. Stack, Jr.
Professor, Department of Politics and International Relations
Founding Dean, Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs
Office: SIPA 523
John F. Stack, Jr. is the founding dean of the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs at Florida International University. Dr. Stack holds a joint appointment as Professor of Politics and International Relations and Professor of Law. He specializes in Ethnicity and World Politics, Administrative Law, National Security and Constitutional Law.
As Dean of the Green School, Dr. Stack oversees eight academic departments, including Criminal Justice, Economics, Global and Sociocultural Studies, History, Modern Languages, Politics and International Relations, Public Administration and Religion. Additionally, he oversees more than 20 of the university’s most prominent international centers, institutes and programs, including the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, the Cuban Research Institute and the Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy.
Dr. Stack is author, co-author, editor and co-editor of 14 books and 35 articles and chapters in edited books. His latest book is Globalization: Debunking the Myths, Third edition (2017.) His book, The New Deal in South Florida: Design, Policy, and Community Building, 1932-1944 (2008), co-edited with John A. Stuart, won the 2009 Silver Medal second prize in the Florida Book Awards for Florida non-fiction. He is co-editor of Courts Crossing Borders: Blurring the Lines of Sovereignty (2005) with Mary L. Volcansek.
Dr. Stack graduated from Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts with a Bachelor of Arts with highest honors in 1972. He earned his Master of Arts (1974) and Ph.D. (1977) from the Graduate School of International Studies at the University of Denver and his J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law in 1989. He was admitted to practice before the Florida Supreme Court in 1990.
Dr. Stack twice served as chair of the Department of Political Science and has been editor of the Florida International University Press. He served as Chair of the Board of Directors of the Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy and as chair of the University Research Council. He was instrumental in the founding of FIU’s College of Law and chaired the search and screen committees for many of the top administrative positions.
Areas of ExpertiseEthnicity and World Politics, Administrative Law, National Security, Constitutional Law
DegreesAB, Stonehill College, 1972
MA, University of Denver, 1974
Ph.D., University of Denver, 1977
J.D., University of Miami, 1989