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Fredline A. MCormack-Hale, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

School of Diplomacy and International Relations


I specialize in African politics, with a focus on external agents and democratization in post-war states.

Fredline M'Cormack-Hale has been with the School of Diplomacy and International Relations since 2008. Dr. M'Cormack-Hale teaches courses in the Africa specialization as well as introductory courses in International Relations. Her teaching and research interests include political development, gender, democratization and the international aid community.

A self-identified comparativist, with a regional focus on Africa, specifically, Sierra Leone, Dr. M'Cormack-Hale's current research agenda explores the role international organizations play in promoting democratization following state collapse during the process of reconstruction and rehabilitation.


  • Ph.D., University of Florida, 2008
  • M.A., University of Leeds, 2002
  • B.A., University of North Florida, 1996

Academic Distinctions

Awards Fellowships
  • Fulbright Scholar Research and Teaching Award 2013-2014, Fourah Bay University, Sierra Leone, Council for International Exchange of Scholars, March 2013.
  • Office of the Provost University Research Council Summer Research Award, Seton Hall University, April 2012
  • Salgo Noren Teacher of the Year Award, 2010-2011, School of Diplomacy, Seton Hall University, 2011
  • University Research Council Award, Seton Hall University, 2010.
  • Outstanding Teacher of the Year, University of Florida Anderson Scholars, 2008.
  • Delores A. Auzenne Dissertation Fellowship, University of Florida, Summer 2008.
  • McLaughlin Dissertation Fellowship, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Florida, Spring 2008.
  • Peace Scholar Dissertation Fellowship, United States Institute of Peace, 2006-2007.



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(973) 313-6065



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