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Dr. Phillip Gray

Dr. Phillip Gray

Assistant Professor

Office Number: 328F
Office Phone: +974.4423.0645

Phillip Gray joined the Texas A&M University at Qatar Political Science faculty in the Fall 2012 semester. He currently teaches American Federal Government, American State & Local Government, and Ethics & Engineering. Previously, he taught at numerous institutions in Hong Kong as well as at the United States Coast Guard Academy. Areas of interest include:

  • Research Ethics 
  • Comparative Political Ethics 
  • Extremist Organizations and Ideology 
  • Terrorism


  • Ph.D., Political Science, Texas A&M University, TX, USA, 2006
  • B.A., Political Science, University of Dayton, OH, USA, 2000


  • Assistant Professor, Liberal Arts Program, Texas A&M University at Qatar, August 2015-present.
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Liberal Arts Program, Texas A&M University at Qatar, July 2012-August 2015.
  • Lecturer, Humanities Department, United States Coast Guard Academy, January 2011-May 2011
  • Part-Time Lecturer/Senior Teaching Fellow, Department of Political Science, Lingnan University, 2010
  • Part-Time Lecturer/Honorary Lecturer, Sociology Department (Master’s of Criminology Programme), University of Hong Kong, 2009-2010
  • Part-Time Lecturer, American Studies Programme, University of Hong Kong, 2008-2009
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow/Part-Time Lecturer, Department of Government and International Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University, 2008
  • Fractional Assistant Professor, Department of Public and Social Administration, City University of Hong Kong, September 2007-December 2007


  • Vanguardism: Ideology and Organization in Totalitarian Politics (London: Routledge) (forthcoming)
  • “Diagnosis versus Ideological Diversity.”  PS: Political Science & Politics (forthcoming) (see also "Corrigendum").
  • “American Bureaucracy in an Age of Oligarchy.” International Journal of Politics, Culture, and Society, 32:3 (2019), pp. 279-300 (with Sara R. Jordan).
  • “Revealing the Alt-Right: Exploring Alt-Right History, Thinkers and Ideas for Public Officials.”  Public Voices, 15:2 (2018), pp. 31-49 (with Sara R. Jordan).
  • “A Conservative Critique of Blacksburg.”  Administration & Society 50:5 (2018), pp. 725-747 (with Sara Mattingly-Jordan).
  • “‘The Fire Rises’: Identity, the ‘Alt-Right,’ and Intersectionality.”  Journal of Political Ideologies, 23:2 (2018), pp. 141-156.
  • “Clarifying the Concept “Social” in Risk Assessments for Human Subjects Research.”  Accountability in Research, 25:1 (2018), pp. 1-20 (with Sara R. Jordan).
  • Hassan Bashir and Phillip W. Gray, “Arms of the Republic: Republicanism and Militia Reform during the U.S. Constitutional Convention and the First Congress, 1787-1791,” History of Political Thought, Vol. 36, No. 2 (2015): 310-330.
  • Hassan Bashir and Phillip W. Gray, eds., Deconstructing Global Citizenship: Political, Cultural and Ethical Perspectives (New York: 2015).
  • “The Limited Virtue of Tolerance in a Globalized World,” in Deconstructing Global Citizenship (2015): 37-56.
  • Sara R. Jordan and Phillip W. Gray, “Responsible Conduct of Research Training for Engineers: Adopting Research Ethics Training for Engineering Graduate Students,” in Colleen Murphy et. al. (eds.), Engineering Ethics in a Globalized World (London, 2015): 213-228.
  • “Vanguards, Sacralisation of Politics, and Totalitarianism: Category-based Epistemology and Political Religion,” Politics, Religion & Ideology, Vol. 15, No. 4 (2014): 487-506.
  • “Weaponized NonCombatants: A Moral Conundrum of Future Asymmetrical Warfare,” Journal of Military Ethics, Vol. 13, no. 3 (2014): 240-256.
  • Sara R. Jordan and Phillip W. Gray, “Reporting Ethics Committee Approval in Public Administration Research,” Science and Engineering Ethics, Vol. 20, No. 1 (2014): 77-97.
  • “Coercion,” in Karla Pollmann (editor-in-chief), The Oxford Guide to the Historical Reception of Augustine (Oxford, 2013): 319-321.
  • Hassan Bashir, Phillip W. Gray, and Eyad Masad, eds., Co-existing in a Globalized World: Key Themes in Inter-professional Ethics (New York: 2013).
  • Sara R. Jordan and Phillip W. Gray, “Must the Camera Add 20 Pounds of Ethics? Reconsidering Ethics for Human Research Participants Research in the Visual Social Sciences,” in Co-existing in a Globalized World (2013): 91-110.
  • “Leaderless Resistance, Networked Organization, and Ideological Hegemony,” Terrorism and Political Violence, Vol. 25, No. 5 (2013): 655-671.
  • Sara R. Jordan with Phillip W. Gray, “Research Integrity in Greater China: Surveying Regulations, Perceptions and Knowledge of Research Integrity from a Hong Kong Perspective,” Developing World Bioethics, Vol. 13, No. 3 (2013): 125-137.
  • Phillip W. Gray and Sara R. Jordan, “Supervisors and Academic Integrity: Supervisors as Exemplars and Mentors,” Journal of Academic Ethics, Vol. 10, No. 4 (2012): 299-311.
  • Sara R. Jordan and Phillip W. Gray, “Responsible Conduct of Research Training and Trust between Research Post-Graduates and Supervisors,” Ethics & Behavior, Vol. 22, No. 4 (2012): 297-314.
  • Sara R. Jordan and Phillip W. Gray, The Ethics of Public Administration: The Challenges of Global Governance (Waco, 2011).
  • Sara R. Jordan and Phillip W. Gray, “Unpacking the ‘House’: Images of Heroism Against the Regulatory State,” in Timothy M. Dale and Joseph J. Foy (eds.), Homer Simpson Marches on Washington: Dissent in American Popular Culture (Lexington, 2010): 99-109.
  • “Peace, Peace, but There is No Peace: A Critique of Christian Pacifist Communitarianism,” Politics and Religion, Vo. 1, no. 3 (2008): 411-435.
  • “Political Theology and the Theology of Politics: Medieval Christian Political Thought and Carl Schmitt,” Humanitas, Vol 20, Nos. 1 & 2 (2007): 175-200.
  • “Just War, Schism, and Peace in St. Augustine,” in Henrik Syse (ed.), Ethics, Nationalism, and Just War: Medieval and Contemporary Perspectives (Washington DC, 2007): 51-71.