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


Fall 2014 Office Hours:

Tuesday 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Thursday By appointment
Friday By appointment

Fall 2014 Courses:

FY 101: Debating Globalization: World Hunger

PS 221: Early Political Thought

Regularly Taught Courses:

PS 221: Early Political Thought

PS 222: Modern Political thought

PS 373: Comparative Politics, Asia

PS 377: Women and the World

PS 518: Theory, Policy, Ethics

PS 371: International Service Seminar - India

PS 372: Democracy in South Asia

PS 401: Political Science Seminar

FY 101 PS: First Year Seminar


  • 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).