Associate Professor of Political Science

Degrees: Ph.D., M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison; B.A., University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Expertise: Conflict Processes; International Security; African Politics; Visualization & Analysis of Complex Large Datasets; Ideation for Hard Problems

Dr. Jen Ziemke graduated from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor with a B.A. in Political Science. She later received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Ziemke currently serves as an Associate Professor of international relations at John Carroll University.

At John Carroll University, Dr. Ziemke teaches courses at the intersection of research methodology, international security, and conflict processes. These courses include Brain As Battlefield; Introduction to International Relations; International Conflict & Security; International Security; Introduction to Methods; International Institutions, Law, & Human Rights; African Politics; Rwanda in Comparative African Perspective; Uganda in Comparative African Perspective; Crisis Mapping, New Media & Politics; and International Conflict Processes. Within these courses, she uses her expertise of conflict processes, international security, African politics, ideation for hard problems, and visualization and analysis of complex large datasets.

Dr. Ziemke engages a number of national and international institutions on ideation for a diverse set of hard problems, such as how citizen reporting from live conflict events shapes the nature of the battle space in real time. She is also Co-Founder & Co-Director of the International Network of Crisis Mappers, Co-Curator of the International Conference on Crisis Mapping (ICCM) series, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC). In 2015, Dr. Jen Ziemke delivered a TED Talk on soundmapping. Her talk, “How Data Helps Us Understand Conflict,” was archived in 2016.

Fall 2019 Course Schedule

  • PO 103-1 International Relations
    M W, 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm
  • PO 103-51 International Relations
    M W, 3:30 pm – 4:45 pm
  • PO 297-51 Cleveland in the World
    T, 6:30 pm – 9:15 pm