Ralph H. Smuckler

Ralph H.  Smuckler
  • Dean Emeritus
  • Department of Political Science


Ralph H. Smuckler is Dean Emeritus at Michigan State University. After serving in the U.S. Army during World War II, he received his B.A. from the University of Wisconsin in 1948, his M.A. in 1949, and his Ph.D. in Political Science in 1952. He became an Instructor at Michigan State University in 1951, was promoted to Assistant Professor in 1953, to Associate Professor in 1956, and to Professor in 1963. In 1963, he became Dean of International Studies and Programs. He is author of numerous reports, as well as a history of international studies at Michigan State University, A University Turns to the World (2003). He currently lives in Washington, D.C.