Erik Pratt received his Ph.D. in political science with emphasis in international relations from the University of California, Riverside, and his M.A. from California State University, Fullerton. Before coming to Carroll in the fall of 1990, he taught at College of the Desert and Cal-State Fullerton. He has published a book entitled Selling Strategic Defense and several articles concerning international issues. He was the principle author and co-director of an Undergraduate International Studies & Foreign Language Education (Title VI) grant, which facilitated Carroll’s development of a minor in Latin American Studies. Dr. Pratt has been a National Endowment for the Humanities scholar in Ethics and International Affairs, a Fulbright scholar to China, as well as a Research Fellow at the Federation of American Scientists in Washington, D.C., at Globalsecurity.org in Alexandria, VA, and at the Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation in La Jolla, California. He was awarded the Carroll College Distinguished Scholar Award in 2007 and Outstanding Teaching Award in 2012. When not coaching his expert negotiating team, he can be found fly fishing on a nearby river, waiting for the perfect catch.
Alex Street grew up in the UK and has a BA from the University of Oxford. He holds a PhD in political science from the University of California, Berkeley, and has also worked at Universities in Germany, Italy and upstate New York. Alex studies Comparative and American politics, focusing mainly on political participation. He has written about why immigrants naturalize, how voters choose between candidates, how immigrants develop a preferences for political parties, and how voter registration laws affect turnout, among other topics. Alex has taught political science classes in universities in the US and Germany, and (as a volunteer) in prisons in California and New York. He enjoys spending time with his family and outdoors, especially in the mountains. A link to his personal website is here: http://www.mwpweb.eu/AlexStreet.