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  • MONMOUTH UNIVERSITY CLOSED THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 2015 - Monmouth University will be closed on Thursday, March 5th, 2015, all classes are cancelled and offices are closed

Rekha Datta, PhD


Interim Director, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

PhD, University of Connecticut

Office: Bey Hall, Room 249

Phone: (732) 571-4438

Email: rdatta@monmouth.edu

Spring 2015 Office Hours:

Monday By appointment
Tuesday By appointment
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 2:30PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM 

Spring 2015 Courses:

PS 377: A Comparative Study of Women in the World

PS 518:Theory, Policy, Ethics

Regularly Taught Courses:

FY 101 PS: First Year Seminar

PS 221: Early Political Thought

PS 222: Modern Political thought

PS 371: International Service Seminar - India

PS 373: Comparative Politics, Asia

PS 377: Women and the World

PS 372: Democracy in South Asia

PS 401: Political Science Seminar

PS 518: Theory, Policy, Ethics


  • Department chair, 2000-2010.
  • Founding Director, Institute for Global Understanding (IGU) until 2011.
  • Distinguished Teacher Award, Monmouth University (2003), the Outstanding Leader in Experiential Education Award in Higher Education, NSSE (2011), the annual Humanitarian of the Year Award (2004).
  • Higher Education Transition Team for the Governor (NJ), (2005-06).
  • VP for Public Policy, Northern Monmouth County, AAUW, 2011-13

Research Interests:

Empowerment of Women, Comparative Politics, India, Pakistan, Political Development, Human Security, United Nations

Selected Works:


Author of Beyond Realism: Human Security in India and Pakistan in the 21st Century, (2008, 2010), Why Alliances Endure: The United States-Pakistan Military Alliance, 1954-1971 (1994) and co-editor, with Judith Kornberg, Women in Developing Countries: (2002).