Brad Stock was originally appointed to the faculty in 1988 and served as the chair of the Political Science Department for several years, during which time he created a new major in International Relations, served as faculty advisor to the student-led Public Affairs Conference, and ran the Freshman Honors Program. Brad’s primary interest in international relations is the juncture between strategy and the value systems underlying decision-making. His work focused on building a stable peace in the post-Cold War era, with special emphases on George H. W. Bush’s foreign policy and Gorbachev’s reforms.
Brad returned to Principia in 2010 on a five-year grant as The Harding Mott II Distinguished Professor of the History of the Christian Science Movement at Principia College, teaching courses on the life of Mary Baker Eddy and the history of the Christian Science movement. A sizable portion of his time is dedicated to research and talks on Christian Science history, both on and off campus.
Prior to returning to Principia, Brad taught at The Fletcher School, Tufts University, and was actively employed as a freelance entrepreneur and in management in the nonprofit sector. He is also an award-winning game designer (his most recent game is Pursuit of Glory, a simulation of World War One in the Balkans and Near East).