Judith Stiehm

Professor Emerita

Politics and International Relations

Email: stiehmj@fiu.edu


Judith Hicks Stiehm was Professor of Political Science at Florida International University where she served as Provost and Academic Vice President for four years. Her specialties included political theory, social change, the status of women and civil-military relations. She has taught at San Francisco State, the University of Wisconsin, UCLA, and the University of Southern California where she served as Vice Provost. She has been a Visiting Professor at the U.S. Army Peacekeeping Institute and at the Strategic Studies Institute at Carlisle Barracks. In 2010-11 she served as Distinguished Visiting Professor at the U. S. Air Force Academy. She earned a BA in East Asian Studies at the University of Wisconsin, an MA at Temple University in American History, and a PhD in Political Theory from Columbia University.

Her books include Nonviolent Power: Active and Passive Resistance (Lexington, MA: D.C. Heath, 1972), Bring Me Men and Women: Mandated Change at the U.S. Air Force Academy (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1981), Arms and the Enlisted Woman (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1989),  It’s Our Military Too!: Women and the U.S. Military  (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1996),  The U. S. Army War College: Military Education in a Democracy (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2002) and Champions for Peace: Women Winners of the Nobel Prize for Peace (Boulder: Rowman and Littlfield, 2006)              

Professor Stiehm has served on the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Military, the California Postsecondary Education Commission, the California Vocational Education Commission, as a consultant to the United Nations Commission for the Advancement of Women and  the Lessons Learned Unit of the United Nations' Department of Peacekeeping Operations. She has appeared as an Expert Witness before the Senate Armed Services Committee and  is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She has been awarded the U.S. Army Distinguished Civilian Service Medal, the University of Wisconsin Distinguished Alumni Award (2006), and the American Political Science Association’s Frank Goodnow Award (2008). She appears in Who's Who.

Areas of Expertise

Political Theory, Social Change, Civil-Military Relations, Women's Studies


PhD, Columbia University, 1969