He has published academic articles in International Studies Quarterly and Strategic Insights; five book reviews; fourteen encyclopedia articles; over two dozen conference papers; and numerous columns for Tech Central Station. A more-or-less complete listing can be found here.
James served in the U.S. Army from 1988-1992 and is a combat veteran of Operation Desert Storm. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, and numerous service medals and ribbons. He is a graduate of the Airborne and Air Assault schools. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Alabama (1995) and B.A. (1987) and M.A. (1988) degrees in Political Science from Jacksonville State University.
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Steve has a B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles and attended graduate school at the George Washington University, leaving school shortly before staring work on his dissertation when his first child was born. He works in the energy industry. His interests are in economics,statistics and the evolution-intelligent design debate.
"Dr. Leopold Stotch" is an assistant professor of political science at a major research university inside the beltway. He has a Ph.D. in International Relations, and his major areas of interest are security studies and foreign policy analysis. He's published several articles in these areas, and is currently working on a manuscript that seeks to define the global security role of the United States in a post-9/11 world.
He also blogs at his own site, Professor Chaos.
Rodney was a frequent commenter around the blogosphere and occasional guest blogger at Wizbang! before beginning his stint at OTB.
Rodney has a BS in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse, back from when people knew what Hollerith cards were, and actually used the toggle switches on the front of computers. He is an IT Manager in the Motor City and working within the Automotive Industry.
Rodney is a news, science, and politics junkie that would usually much rather read than post, (with the exception of caption contests) which is why he has not attempted his own blog.
He has the unfortunate gift of seeing something funny in nearly all situations and is the (self-proclaimed) master of caption contests.
Physics Geek says, "Outside the Beltway hosts what is quite possibly the best caption contest in the history of the Internet. Outside of midget pr0n sites, that is."
Gaijin Biker says: Look, I know this guy wins a lot. Bottom line is, he earns it. If Rodney Dill ever tires of blogging (at Outside the Beltway), he could easily get a job writing for Conan or Letterman."