The College of Wooster


Areas of Expertise
International Administration, Secretaries-General, United Nations

Professor of Political Science and Global & International Studies at The College of Wooster. Dr. Kille is an expert on international organization leadership, including authoring From Manager to Visionary: The Secretary-General of the United Nations (Palgrave Macmillan), serving as editor of and contributor to The UN Secretary-General and Moral Authority: Ethics and Religion in International Leadership (Georgetown University Press), and writing a range of book chapters extending executive head analysis to inter-organizational relations, leadership capacity and qualities, executive heads as self-directed actors, and the Special Representatives of the UN Secretary-General. His central current work in this area, with Bob Reinalda and Jaci Eisenberg, is focused on the IO BIO Project’s Biographical Dictionary of Secretaries-General of International Organizations and the related analysis of an extensive database of international organization executive heads ( With Alynna Lyon, he is also author of the The United Nations: 75 Years of Promoting Peace, Human Rights, and Development (ABC-CLIO). Comparisons and connections between the United Nations and regional organizations have been drawn in previous journal articles appearing in Global Governance, Journal of International Organization Studies, and Political Psychology. His work on active teaching and learning has been widely published and in 2010, along with colleagues Matthew Krain and Jeffrey Lantis, was awarded the International Studies Association’s Deborah Gerner Innovative Teaching in International Studies Award.

Recent ACUNS Activities
Attended and presented at multiple Annual Meetings