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Sandra Ruth Leavitt

Director, Graduate Writing Center
Graduate Writing Center/Thesis

Phone: (831) 656-3680
NPS Experience
  • 2012 - current: Director, Graduate Writing Center and Thesis Processing Office
  • 2009 - 2012: Research Assistant Professor; Executive Director
Other Experience
  • 2008 - 2009 Contracted Researcher, The Asia Foundation
  • 2008 - 2009 Visiting Assistant Professor, University of California Santa Cruz
  • 2007 - 2008 Visiting Assistant Professor, Catholic University of America
  • 2000 - 2000 Program Development Specialist for Human Rights, The Asia Foundation, Bangkok, Thailand
  • 1998 - 1999 International Programs Development Officer, Office of International Affairs, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon
  • 1995 - 1998 Assistant Director, Center for Asian and Pacific Studies, University of Oregon
Research Interests
Terrorism, counterterrorism, Southeast Asia politics, social mobilization, state-minority relations, civil and uncivil society.
Teaching Interests
2013-present - Naval Postgraduate School, Graduate Writing Center
–Constructing Research Questions
–The Writing Process
–Assessing Sources/Information Literacy
–Writing About Graphics
–Academic Integrity
–Reading with Intent I and II
–Paraphrasing and Quoting
–How to Research
–Research Concepts and Methods
2009-2016 - Naval Postgraduate School, Department of National Security Affairs
Introduction to Comparative Politics
Political and Ethnic Violence in Southeast Asia

2008-2009 - University of California at Santa Cruz, Department of Politics
Post-colonial States and Societies
Social Mobilization

2007-2008 - Catholic University of America, Department of Politics, Washington, DC
Contentious Politics: From Riots to Revolution
Introduction to Comparative Politics
State-Minority Relations in Asia

Georgetown University, Department of Government
Winter 2006 - Contentious Politics: From Riots to Revolutions
2005-2007 - Grant Writing