Dr. Dvir's research interests lie in the intersection of political psychology, decision making, and public policy. In particular, his work explores how interactions between behavioral and structural factors shape the political choices of policymakers and members of the public in the context of foreign policy, terrorism, and international security. Dr. Dvir also studies public opinion and policymaking in the domestic context with research on technological innovations in health care as well as coastal infrastructure resilience in the face of natural disasters. He has extensive experience in quantitative methodology, in particular experimental research designs, public opinion surveys, conjoint experiments, and statistical analysis of large datasets.
Dr. Dvir has published research articles in several peer-reviewed journals, including Foreign Policy Analysis, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, Intelligence and National Security, and Middle East Topics & Arguments (MENA). His current research focuses on risk perceptions and policy preferences of policymakers with respect to implementing natural disaster resilience strategies in Texas. In other work, he uses a conjoint experiment to study the temporal dimension of foreign policy and identify the drivers of public attitudes on various policy alternatives. Dr. Dvir has taught advanced courses on global terrorism and theories of international relations. He is currently teaching a graduate-level course on quantitative research methods in public policy and international affairs.
Dr. Dvir received his PhD from the Department of Political Science at Texas A&M University. He also has a master’s degree in international relations and a bachelor’s in political science and economics from the University of Haifa, Israel.