Dan Drezner Makes Professor

It seems like only yesterday that Dan Drezner was denied tenure at Chicago for publishing too many articles that people would actually read. Today, he’s made Full Professor at Tufts.

Congrats, Dan.

Personally, I still think an article in Foreign Affairs is more valuable that one in an obscure journal that will only be read by the nine other people in your subdiscipline — and then only for the purposes of citing in their lit reviews or using as the basis for their critique of that article so they can publish their own in response. Then again, I’m the guy who, in a grad school political behavior class, responded to the prof’s critique of something as “mere journalism” with the retort, “Well, at least people read journalism.”

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James Joyner is Professor and Department Head of Security Studies at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm veteran. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.