I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Texas Tech University. I received my Ph.D. from Michigan State University in 2003 in International Relations and Quantitative Methodology. After graduation, I spent the 2003-2004 academic year in Oslo at the International Peace Research Institute and began work at the University of New Orleans in the fall of 2004. In the fall of 2007, I moved to Texas Tech University. In the spring of 2014 I will be working at the Institute of International Relations and Political Science at the historic University of Vilnius, in Lithuania.  I will be there as a Fulbright Scholar and will be teaching a course on Trade, Conflict, and Economic Statecraft.

My research interests have mostly been focused on the use of economic sanctions. I have recent projects on how changes in factor endowments affect the success of sanctions, the effect of sanctions on FDI, and the public health effects of sanctions and war.

Please feel free to contact me if you have questions or would like additional information.

David Lektzian
Texas Tech University
113 Holden Hall Boston & Akron Streets
Lubbock, Texas 79409-1015
Phone: 806-742-3121
email: david.lektzian@ttu.edu