Dr. Robert Lloyd, Vice President

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 received his bachelor’s degree with honors from the University of Arizona, a master’s degree in city and regional planning from Cornell University, and a Ph.D. from the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. Lloyd taught both undergraduate and graduate classes in international relations at Pepperdine University. While there he headed the International Studies program, was the founding chair of the International Studies and Languages Division, and received the university’s highest award for teaching excellence.

Dr. Lloyd was a Fulbright scholar to India. He has published numerous scholarly articles on international conflict management, international negotiation, governance, development, and Africa. He 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. Currently, Dr. Lloyd is a nonresident Senior Fellow with the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center in Washington, DC and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of the Middle East and Africa.

Combining his research interests with practical engagement, Dr. Lloyd has been a frequent official election observer in Africa with the International Republican Institute, a non-partisan, democracy promotion organization. He is also an award-winning photographer.