Jim Seroka has been a member of the AWC faculty since May 2006 and currently holds a joint appointment as a visiting professor with the Air War College and as a Professor of Political Science at Auburn University. He has published extensively on political developments in Eastern Europe, particularly the Western Balkans, and his current research focuses on political and security issues in the Western Balkans. Dr. Seroka holds a B.A. from the University of Michigan and a PhD. in Political Science from Michigan State University. His areas of expertise include Eastern Europe and the post-communist transformation, security issues in the Western Balkans, and U.S. foreign and security policy decision-making.