University Profiles

Martin Edwards

Martin S. Edwards, Ph.D.

Associate Professor; Director, Center for United Nations and Global Governance Studies

School of Diplomacy and International Relations


The central question underpinning my research is this: What does it mean to say that international organizations matter?

Professor Martin S. Edwards, Director of the Center for United Nations and Global Governance Studies, joined the school in 2006. His expertise includes International Organizations and International Political Economy. Prior to joining Seton Hall, Dr. Edwards taught at Texas Tech University and at the University of Michigan. His research, which has been supported by the National Science Foundation, focuses on the surveillance role of the international economic organizations.

Edwards is a member of the New Rules for Global Finance Coalition. A frequent commentator on global events for regional and international media, Edwards has received numerous awards for his work as an advisor and a teacher. He is a recipient of the Salgo-Noren Teaching Award, and he has been a university nominee for the Carnegie Foundation / CASE U.S. Professor of the Year. He has blogged for Project Syndicate on international economic affairs.


  • Ph.D., Rutgers University, 2003
  • M.A. Columbia University, 1992
  • B.A. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1990

Academic Distinctions

  • 2013 Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Global Governance, Balsillie School of International Affairs and Visiting Research Scholar, Centre for International Governance Innovation.
  • 2010-2012 National Science Foundation, Political Science Program, SES-0960422 Research at Undergraduate Institutions: The Political Economy of IMF Surveillance.



Office Phone
(973) 275-2507


Office Location
Room 106
McQuaid Hall


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