Alexander Dawoody is an Associate Professor of Public Policy and Administration and the Adviser of the Master of Public Administration at Marywood University. He received his Ph.D. in Public Affairs and Administration from Western Michigan University. In addition, he holds a Master of Arts degree in Philosophy from Western Michigan University, a Master of Health Administration degree from Suffolk University-Boston, a Master of Public Administration degree from Suffolk University-Boston, a Master of Education degree from Cambridge College, and two BA degrees from the University of Massachusetts-Boston. His researches are in the areas of complexity and systems, Middle Eastern studies, foreign policy and national security, public policy analysis, education, and political philosophy. His works has been presented in various regional, national and international conferences and published in various books and peer-reviewed journals. He is fluent in English, Arabic, Kurdish, Turkish, and Farsi and converse also in Spanish. He is the founder/president of the Association for Middle Eastern Public Policy and Administration (AMEPPA) www.ameppa.org; the Section on Effective and Sound Administration in the Middle East (SESAME) at the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA), and the Section on Complexity and System Studies Network (CSN) at ASPA.