Timothy W. Luke is University Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia. He received his Ph.D. in political science from Washington University, St. Louis in 1981. His research interests are political and social theory, international politics, and environmental politics.
Tim Luke is Executive Director of the Institute for Distance and Distributed Learning, the Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Political Science, and Co-Director of the Center for Digital Discourse and Culture in the College of Arts and Sciences at Virginia Polytechnic. He also was one of the founding members of the Virginia Tech Cyberschool in the College of Arts and Sciences. He launched the On Line Master of Arts degree in the Department of Political Science, which was the first fully on line MA degree for political science in the U.S.A. He is a member of Virginia Tech's Academy of Teaching Excellence, and a winner of the Wine and Alumni Teaching Awards.