Dan Wollrich is a PhD candidate in Political Science with emphases in International Relations and Political Psychology. His dissertation research examines when and why moral norms constrain decision-making in the context of national security. The two moral norms he considers are those against weapons of mass destruction and against killing civilians. The methodological approach employs experiments and considers the roles of affect and cognition in attitudes and how these shape decisions. More generally, he is interested in international security and foreign-policy formation. He has presented work at the International Studies Association, the Midwest Political Science Association, and the International Society of Political Psychology.
Prior to joining OSU, Dan received an MA from the University of Chicago and a BA from the University of California at Davis, both in International Relations. He was also a Boren Fellow at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations in Russia. He is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and presently serves as a reserve officer in the U.S. Navy.