John Creed

Associate Professor

Address: JC Long, 9 Liberty Street, Room 223
Office Hours: By appointment only
Phone: 843.953.8137

John Creed has taught in the Department of Political Science since 1992.  He offers courses predominantly in international relations and comparative politics, including the Politics of the Middle East; the International Relations of the Middle East; International Environmental Politics; International Relations Theory; the U.S. in World Affairs; the American Foreign Policy Process; World Politics and Introduction to Comparative Analysis.

Dr. Creed earned his Pd.D. and Master’s degrees in International Studies from the University of South Carolina and his undergraduate degree from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas, where he majored in English.  His current research focuses on the politics of biodiversity conservation in the Middle East, with a particular emphasis on Jordan and its efforts to establish a network of nature reserves that incorporate participation from the surrounding rural communities.  Environmental work has also taken him to places like the Three Gorges Dam in China and the Galapagos Islands off the coast of Ecuador.  In addition to publishing work on the politics of nature conservation, Dr. Creed has written on the American foreign policy process and different aspects of teaching undergraduates in a liberal arts and sciences setting.  His work in the classroom and as a faculty advisor has recently earned him recognition as the ExCEL Outstanding Faculty of the Year in Humanities and Social Sciences and the Higdon Leadership Center’s Faculty Student Group Advisor of the Year.


Ph.D., M.A., University of South Carolina
B.A., Texas Christian University
Field of Specialization: International Politics; Comparative Politics-Middle East