John D. Becker | Webster University

John D. Becker, PhD




  Adjunct Professor of International Relations Online Program  
  (720) 833-7735




PhD, University of Denver, 2007
LLM, University of Denver, 2004
JD, University of Denver, 2004
MA, Emory University, 1989
MA, Boston University, 1983
BA, California State University, Stanislaus, 1978

Areas of Interest

International Security Threats
International Law and the Use of Force
Global Governance
Ethics and International Relations
International Relations Theory and History


John D. Becker, PhD, is an Adjunct Professor of International Relations at Webster University in the Online Program. Dr. Becker is a retired U.S. Army officer, a licensed and experienced trial attorney, and a former Presidential Management Fellow. He received his PhD in 2007 from the University of Denver, and has published articles and reviews in a number of professional, legal, and academic journals including Ethics and International Affairs, China Review International, the Joint Forces Quarterly, Parameters, and the Denver Journal of International Law and Policy. He has had multiple research grants with funding from the United States Department of Defense, the United States Department of State, the United States Department of Energy, the United States Military Academy, and the United States Air Force Academy. He has held fellowships at the Beida (Peking) University, PRC, and The Hastings Center, Briarcliff, New York. Dr. Becker’s research agenda includes the role of the United Nations and regional security organizations in managing international security threats in the 21st century. In the classroom, he enjoys teaching and designing classes on research methods and perspectives and theory and practice.