A West Virginia University professor is available to speak about the recent decision by the U.S. administration to end the ban on women in combat roles.

This week the Pentagon removed the ban, which paves the way for women to take a wider variety of jobs in the military, though there may be some exceptions.

Robert Duval, an associate professor of political science, teaches and researches national security policy. He is co-author of Bootstrapping (Sage, 1993), and has published articles in the American Journal of Political Science, the British Journal of Political Science, and the Journal of Conflict Resolution. He also authors/edits “Poly Cy:Internet Resources for Political Science,” an extensive guide to political science on the World Wide Web. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1969-1972.

He can be reached at 304-293-9537 or Bob.Duval@mail.wvu.edu



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