Texas A&M University’s Bush School of Government & Public Service is pleased to announce the appointment of David H. Bearce, Ph.D., as Head of the Department of International Affairs.

Dr. Bearce joins the Bush School faculty from the University of Colorado Boulder where he was a faculty member. He previously was a faculty member at the University of Pittsburgh and worked for several years in Washington, D.C. before earning his Ph.D. in political science from Ohio State University.

He replaces Dr. F. Gregory Gause, III, who will remain a Bush School faculty member and will teach courses at the Bush School’s Washington, D.C. teaching site known as the Bush School DC.

“We are tremendously excited to welcome Dr. David Bearce to the Bush School.,” said Mark Welsh, Dean of the Bush School. “Having an International Affairs Department Head with his energy, broad expertise and experience positions us exceptionally well for success as we add undergraduate degree programs to the curriculum for the first time ever.”

“We are tremendously excited to welcome Dr. David Bearce to the Bush School. Having an International Affairs Department Head with his energy, broad expertise and experience positions us exceptionally well for success as we add undergraduate degree programs to the curriculum for the first time ever.”

Bush School Dean Mark Welsh

Of Dr. Gause, Dean Welsh said “Dr.  Gause served superbly in this position for the past eight years.  It is wonderful to know we have a new leader who is more than capable of maintaining the momentum Greg and his department faculty generated during that time.“

The Department of International Affairs is part of a newly expanded Bush School of Government & Public Service. The Texas A&M Department of Political Science is becoming a part of the Bush School in the upcoming academic year. Plans are in development to add undergraduate degree programs in both the existing Bush School departments – Public Service and Administration and International Affairs.

To learn more about the Bush School and its academic programs, visit our website at bush.tamu.edu.