Stephen Benedict Dyson

Stephen Benedict Dyson is an associate professor of political science at the University of Connecticut and the director of UConn’s Humanities House. He teaches classes on politics, international affairs, and political leadership, and has research interests in foreign policy, psychology, and popular culture. Dyson has written extensively on subjects ranging from the personality of former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld to the pop music of the British singer Morrissey.

Recent blog posts by this author

How 'Star Trek' Almost Failed to Launch

Fifty years ago – on Sept. 8, 1966 – TV viewers were transfixed by the appearance on screen of a green-hued, pointy-eared alien called Spock. But beneath the makeup, actor Leonard Nimoy fretted that this would be the end of his promising career...