Dr. Robert Lloyd is the Loreen Beisswenger Farish Chair for Political Thought and Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences at Palm Beach Atlantic University. He also serves as the Executive Director for the LeMieux Center for Public Policy.
Dr. Lloyd received his Bachelor’s degree with honors from the University of Arizona, a Master’s in City and Regional Planning from Cornell University, and a Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.
Before moving into academia, Dr. Lloyd worked for a decade with an international development organization in Africa and Washington, DC. He also represented the organization with the United Nations in New York.
Prior to PBA, Dr. Lloyd was the Blanche E. Seaver Professor of International Studies and Languages, and Professor of International Relations at Pepperdine University. While there, he directed the International Studies program, was the founding chair of the International Studies and Languages Division, taught in Pepperdine’s graduate School of Public Policy, and received the university’s highest award for teaching excellence. Dr. Lloyd was a Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Scholar at OP Jindal Global University in Delhi, India.
He has published numerous scholarly articles on international conflict management, international negotiation, governance, development, and Africa. His most recent book was Religion and Health Care in East Africa: Lessons from Uganda, Mozambique, and Ethiopia.
Dr. Lloyd is currently vice president of the Washington, DC-based Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa, and serves as an editorial board member of its flagship publication the Journal of the Middle East and Africa. He is an Academic Fellow with the Schusterman Center’s Summer Institute for Israel Studies at Brandeis University, and was a nonresident Senior Fellow with the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center in Washington, DC.
Combining his research interests with practical engagement, Dr. Lloyd has been an official election observer in Africa with the International Republican Institute, a non-partisan, democracy promotion organization. Dr. Lloyd also is a frequent contributor to media outlets on topics related to politics. He is also an award-winning photographer.