Dr. Dirk Michael Horn, faculty member in the Department of Political Science at California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB) and a lecturer in the Department of Social Science at Bakersfield College. Dr. Horn's research and teaching interest include U.S. Foreign Policy, International Drug Control Policy, Politics of Latin America, International Political Economy of the Illicit Drug Trade, International Security, Recreational Marijuana, and Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methodologies.

Additionally, Dr. Horn is the CSUB Model United Nations Program Director and faculty advisor to the Global Affairs Club at CSUB.