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Thomas E. Doyle II

Associate Professor of Political Science, Texas State University

Thomas Doyle’s research focus is in the field of nuclear ethics. His most recent book is titled Nuclear Ethics for the 21st Century: Survival, Order, and Justice (Rowman & Littlefield International, 2020). He also wrote The Ethics of Nuclear Weapons Dissemination: Moral Dilemmas of Aspiration, Avoidance, and Prevention (Routledge, 2015). He has authored several articles which have appeared in journals such as Ethics and International Affairs, Ethics and Global Politics, Journal of Military Ethics, International Theory, and Journal of International Political Theory. Doyle has also contributed short opinion pieces on nuclear ethics in the mainstream media. One is found on the Washington Post’s Monkey Cage blog and is titled “The Iranian Nuclear Controversy is also about saving face.” Another is found on the Brookings Institution Lawfare blog and is titled “The Foreign Policy Essay: Moral Values and the Pursuit of Nuclear Weapons.” Doyle teaches courses on international security, international organization, the politics of nuclear weapons, and introduction to international studies. He is a member of the International Studies Association and the British International Studies Association.


  • –present
    Associate Professor of Political Science, Texas State University