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Steven JacksonProfessor

Department of Political Science
104 Keith Annex
Department of Political Science
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Indiana, PA 15705-1069

(724) 357-2290 (phone)
(724) 357-3810 (fax)

Spring 2014 Office Hours:
MWF: 10:00-11:00, MWF:  1:00–1:20

sjackson@iup.edu

 

Courses Taught

PLSC101 - World Politics: Analysis of contemporary (post-1945) state system and forces shaping the world in which we live. Student is given a framework within which to analyze contemporary international politics.

PLSC285 - Comparative Government II: Non-Western Systems: Analyzes major non-Western political systems with emphasis upon authoritarian and totalitarian systems. Analyzes and compares in a systematic manner their political cultures, political institutions, and political processes.

PLSC280 - Comparative Government I: Western Systems: Analyzes Western political systems with emphasis upon major contemporary democratic governments of Europe. Analyzes and compares their political cultures, political institutions, and political processes.

PLSC383/583 - Political Systems: Asia: Intensive, comparative study of the government and politics of a selected region. Suggested prerequisite(s): PLSC 280 and/or 285.

Areas of Specialization

My professional interests include East Asian politics and international relations, comparative politics, and international relations, particularly modern diplomacy. I am currently writing a book entitled The East Asian Quadrangle which examines the dynamic constants of the relationship of the four major powers in East Asia from the 1890s to the present day. I also have a personal website available.

Vitae

Educational Background:

University of Michigan: Ph.D., 1994. Major Field: Comparative Politics, emphasizing Chinese domestic politics, political-economy and foreign policy, Japanese domestic politics, political-economy and foreign policy. Passed major preliminary exam with score of "excellent." Minor Field: World Politics, emphasizing East Asian international relations and international political economy.

Dissertation topic: "In Whose Image? Policy Diffusion and Policy Process in the Chinese Steel Industry 1977-1991." Co-chairs and advisors: Michel C. Oksenberg and Kenneth G. Lieberthal. My dissertation examined the development and change of Chinese policy-making processes since 1977 using the ferrous metallurgical sector as a case study. The focus of the dissertation was on the increasing external influences on the domestic policy process of China, particularly the diffusion of other East Asian countries' industrial strategies to China.

Stanford University: A.B. with Distinction in International Relations, 1981. Major: International Relations.

Publications, Book Reviews and Articles:

Political Science:

"Active Learning in International Studies and Teaching with Technology " In Robert Denemark, eds The International Studies Compendium Project. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010.

“Amerika,” “Afrika,” “Lateinamerika” [Relations between China and America, China and Africa, China and Latin America]; “Schwerindustrie [Heavy industry.]” Entries in Das Grosse China-Lexikon, 2nd ed. ed. by Brunhild Staiger and Stefan Friedrich. Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft in association with the Institut für Asienkunde, Hamburg, 2008. [Republication of first edition Das Grosse China-Lexicon entry].

“Schwerindustrie [Heavy industry.]” Entry in China: Lexikon zu Geographie und Wirtschaft, ed. Brunhild Staiger, Stefan Friedrich and Hans-Wilm Schuette. Darmstadt: WGB, 2006.

“China’s Terrorism Agenda,” The Twenty-Sixth: The Academic Journal of Government and Politics [IUP political science student association publication], Spring 2002.

"Introduction: A Typology for Stability and Instability in China." Chapter in Is China Unstable? Edited by David Shambaugh. Armonk, NY: M. E. Sharpe, 2000. Originally published as "Conference Summary." Chapter in Is China Unstable? Assessing the Factors, edited by David Shambaugh. Washington D.C.: Sigur Center for Asian Studies, 1998.

"Emulation, Projection, and Diffusion in Steel Industrial Policies." Chapter in China's Reform and Economic Growth, edited by Yanrui Wu and Qiang Ye. Canberra: Asia Pacific Press, 1998.

"Lessons from a Neighbour: China's Japan-Watching Community." Chapter in China and Japan: History, Trends and Prospects, edited by Christopher Howe. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1996.

"China's Third World Foreign Policy: The Case of Angola and Mozambique, 1961-1993." The China Quarterly, no. 142 (June 1995): 388-422.

"Joker in the Deck: China's Effect on Soviet-American Arms Control Negotiations." Michigan Journal of Political Science. no. 6 (1985). Co-authored with Andrea R. Williams.

Pedagogical:

"'The Usual Suspects': Explaining Success and Failure in Instructional Technology Consortia." Paper and presentation to Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education, San Diego CA, 10 February 2000. Published in Conference Proceedings. Co-authored with Dolores Brzycki and Mary Ann Cessna.

Instructor's Manual and Test Bank to Accompany Comparative Politics: Domestic Responses to Global Challenges, 2d ed. By Charles Hauss. Belmont CA: West/Wadsworth, 1998.

Acetates to Accompany Comparative Politics: Domestic Responses to Global Challenges, 2d ed. By Charles Hauss. Minneapolis/St. Paul: West Publishing, 1997.

"Case Study: The Use of PowerPoint in Teaching Comparative Politics."The Microsoft Higher Education Colloquium, May 1997. Reprinted in The Technology Source, May 1997.

"On-line China Business Information." China Business Review 18 (November-December 1991): 10-13.

"Business Journals on China: A View From the West." Business Information Review 8 (October 1991): 33-40.

Book Reviews:

Book review: Paul J. Bolt. China and Southeast Asia’s Ethnic Chinese: State and Diaspora in Contemporary Asia. New York: Praeger, 2000. Journal of Third World Studies 22: 1 (Spring 2005): 235-237.

Book review: Peter C. Y. Chow, and Mitchell H. Kellman. Trade: the Engine of Growth in East Asia. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993. The Journal of Asian Business 12 (1996): 101-102.

Book review: Japan's Emerging Global Role. Edited by Danny Unger and Paul Blackburn. Boulder: Lynne Rienner, 1993. The Journal of Asian Studies 53 (February 1994): 236-237.

Book review: Neue Industriekulturen im pazifischen Asien: Eigenständigkeiten und Vergleichbarkeit mit dem Westen [New industrial cultures in Pacific Asia: particularities and comparability with the West]. Edited by Werner Draguhn. Hamburg: Institut für Asienkunde, 1993. The Journal of Asian Studies 52 (November 1993): 963-965.

Book review: Jürgen Domes and Marie-Luise Näth. Geschichte der Volksrepublik China [History of the People's Republic of China]. Mannheim: Bibliographisches Institute und F. A. Brockhaus, 1992. The China Quarterly, no. 135 (September 1993): 620-621.

Book review: Robert Sutter. Chinese Foreign Policy: Developments After Mao. New York: Praeger Publishers, 1986. The China Quarterly, no.109 (March 1987): 118-119.

In Preparation, Conference Papers and Presentations:

“Correlates of Corruption? China’s Foreign Direct Investment in Africa and African Misgovernment,” International Studies Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, 2 April 2012.

“Orcs and Gnomes Living Together? Realism Through Fantasy in Teaching International Relations Through “World of Warcraft,” co-authored with Andrea M. Lopez (Susquehanna University), International Studies Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, 3 April 2012.

“China’s Good Neighbor Policy: Or, How to Be a Regional Hegemon and Still Be Liked,” Asian Studies Development Program National Conference, Seattle Washington, 31 March 2012.

“Textile Tsunamis and “Ching-ching” Goods: China’s Trade Position in African Countries, 1980-2008,” Presentation at International Studies Association Annual Meeting, Montreal, 17 March 2011.

“Political Simulations Using Excel,” Presentation at American Political Science Association Teaching and Learning Conference, Albuquerque, NM, 12 February 2011.

“Reflections of Soft Power: African Perceptions of China, 1966-2009,” Presentation at International Studies Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, 19 February 2010.

“Comparative Diplomacy: Chinese Relations with Sudan and Angola, 1959-2009,” Presentation at International Studies Association Annual Meeting, New York, 15 February 2009.

“Public and Private Diplomacy: Their Effects on Foreign Policy,” Panel discussant at International Studies Association Annual Meeting, New York, 16 February 2009.

“Chinese Official Development Assistance in Africa: New Money, Old Themes,” Presentation at International Studies Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, 26 March 2008.

“Contemporary Diplomacy,” Panel discussant at International Studies Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, 28 March 2008.

“Chinese Foreign Aid in Africa: A Reassessment of the 1970s.” Presentation at International Studies Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, 28 February 2007.

“Interactive Simulations in International Relations, Or What Every Discussant Needs to Know.” Presentation at International Studies Association Annual Meeting, 1 March 2007.

“China’s Good Neighbor Policy: Relations with Vietnam and Indonesia in Comparative Context.” Presentation at International Studies Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, 22 March 2006.

“Gaming and Simulation Using Microsoft Excel.” Presentation at International Studies Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, 25 March 2006.

“A Cannon of IR Literature? How We Choose to Teach Our Students.” Panel discussant at International Studies Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, 22 March 2006.

“Using Technology to Enhance Communication and Understanding at Public Meetings: PowerPoint and Municipal Government,” Presentation at the Association for PA Municipal Management: Western Executive Development Conference. February 28, 2002, Nemacolin Resort, PA.

“World Politics by Distance Education: A WebCT Exemplary Course,” Presentation at the WebCT 2001 Conference, Vancouver, BC, June 2001.

“Online Distance Education and Undergraduate Student Retention and Recruitment,” Paper and presentation at the WebCT 2001 Conference, Vancouver, BC, June 2001. [Selected for Pre-Conference Discussion: http://www.webct.com/2001/viewpage?name=2001_pre-conference_discussions]

“Breaking the Bandwidth Barrier: CD-ROM/Web Hybrids in Distance Education,” Presentation at the 12th International Conference on College Teaching and Learning, Jacksonville, FL, April 2001. Co-authored with Dr. Glenn Himes.

“Old Fashioned Negotiations with High Technology: WebCT and Diplomatic Simulations in World Politics,” Presentation at the 12th International Conference on College Teaching and Learning, Jacksonville, FL, April 2001. (Award presentation for Innovative Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Technology).

The East Asian Quadrangle. Manuscript in preparation for the University of Washington Press. [Originally co-authored with Michel C. Oksenberg].

“Five Years of Slides: Times Series Review of PowerPoint Use.” Presentation at the ADEPTT 2000 Conference, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, October 21, 2000.

"Teaching World Politics via WebCT: Lessons and Implications,” Presentation at the Faculty Academy of the School of Information Technology at Pennsylvania State University, August 3, 2000.

"'Grow Into' Strategies and Web-Based Education: the WebCT Experience at IUP." Presentation at the Emerging Educational Technologies and Applications Conference, Lock Haven University, Lock Haven PA, May 23, 2000.

"Conference Summary." Rapporteur's Report for conference "Forging a Policy Consensus: Making China Policy in the Bush and Clinton Administrations," hosted by the Miller Center for International Affairs, University of Virginia, December 3-5, 1999. Volume editors Ramon Myers, Michel Oksenberg, and David Shambaugh.

"Getting a Campus On-Line with WebCT." Presentation at the ADEPTT Conference, Clarion University of Pennsylvania, October 1999.

"Development of Steel Industry Patterns." Paper presented to the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar for College Teachers, University of Munich, July 1997.

“Post-Mao Chinese Steel Strategy: Emulation, Projection and Diffusion in Industrial Policies.” Paper presented to International Conference on the Economies of Greater China, University of Western Australia, Perth, July 6-9, 1997. Conference sponsored by the Chinese Economic Studies Association of Australia and the University of Western Australia.

"China's 'Good Neighbor' Policy." Paper presented to the Workshop on the Modernization of China's Diplomacy, East-West Center, 28 January 1995. Conference sponsored by the Social Science Research Council, the Washington Center, and East-West Center.

"The Modernization of China's Diplomacy: Introduction." Paper presented to the Workshop on the Modernization of China's Diplomacy, East-West Center, 28 January 1995, co-authored with Wang Jianwei and Lin Zhimin.

"Interactive Politics and Japanese Policy Toward the Chinese Steel Industry." Paper presented to the Southern Japan Seminar, Atlanta GA, 23 April 1994.

"The West Against the Rest?" Round Table Discussant of Samuel Huntington's 'Clash of Civilizations.' Florida Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Sarasota FL, 8 April 1994.

Business Briefing Books:

China Briefing Book, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992. Annual briefing books for the Global Leadership Program of the University of Michigan. Co-authored and co-edited with Michel C. Oksenberg.

India Briefing Book, 1989, 1991, 1992. Briefing book for the Global Leadership Program of the University of Michigan. Co-authored and co-edited with Paul H. Kreisberg.

Eastern Europe Briefing Book, 1992. Briefing book for Northern Telecom Corporation.

Brazil Briefing Book, 1989. Briefing book for the Global Leadership Program of the University of Michigan. Co-author with Albert Fishlow, Jane Monto and Anelise Courseuil.

USSR Briefing Book, 1989. Briefing book for the General Electric Business Management Course, Crotonville, New York.

Teaching Experience:

Indiana University of Pennsylvania:

Professor of Political Science, 2003 —.

Associate Professor of Political Science, 1998 to 2003.

Assistant Professor of Political Science, 1994 to 1998.

Courses taught:

Comparative Governments: Western Political Systems (writing-intensive; web-supplemented:)

Comparative Governments: Non-Western Political Systems (writing-intensive; web-supplemented:)

Research Strategies in Political Science (learning community with English 202 Research Writing)

International Relations

World Politics

World Politics via Distance Education (web-based: designated a WebCT Exemplary Course, 2001)

East Asian Politics (undergraduate/graduate seminar, writing-intensive; web-supplemented

Graduate Seminar in Comparative Political Systems

Graduate Seminar in Foreign Policy Studies

Special Topic: Japanese Miracle, Japanese Disaster?

Teaching Social Studies with Technology (web-based, team-taught with Dr. Judith McDonough of the Department of History)

Advised nine Master’s Theses.

Served on two IUP Administration and Leadership Studies doctoral dissertation committees.

Served on Doctoral Dissertation committee, University of Pittsburgh, GSPIA.

Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida:

Visiting Instructor/Assistant Professor of Politics, 1992 to 1994. Courses taught:

Introduction to Comparative Politics

Introduction to International Politics

East Asian Politics

Politics of China

Politics of Japan

The Modern Chinese Experience

China Toward the 21st Century

Political Economy of Japan

International Security in East Asia

Democracy in the Contemporary World

Additionally advised six multi-semester senior thesis research projects.

University of Michigan:

Instructor, Political Science 455, "Government and Politics of China, Summer 1991 and Summer 1990.

Teaching Assistant, Introduction to World Politics; Introduction to Comparative Politics; China's Evolution Under Communism, and other courses, Fall 1985 to Winter 1991.

Teaching Assistant, Political Science 140, Fall 1990.

Teaching Assistant, Political Science 428, "China's Evolution Under Communism": Winter 1987 and 1986.

Course Grader, Political Science 455, "Government and Politics of China": Fall 1987.

Course Grader, Political Science 456, "Government and Politics of Japan": Fall 1987.

Washtenaw Community College:

Instructor, Political Science 150, "State and Local Politics": Winter 1990.

Global Leadership Program of the University of Michigan Business School Executive Education Center:

Deputy Director, January 1992-September 1992

Research Associate, May 1988-September 1991

Solely responsible for substantive research and writing of four comprehensive briefing books on China, India, Brazil, and Soviet Union/Russia, supervising four research assistants and six MBA Fellows. Also responsible for arrangement of country visits by top-level executives to Washington D.C., China, India, the USSR/Russia and Brazil from 1989 to 1992. Involved in program curriculum design, research design and management. Responsible for executive tour of China and India in 1989 and arranged and accompanied executive visit to China in 1989, 1990 and 1991.

Guest Lectures:

"Religion and Politics in Japan" Spring 1994, Rollins College, Far Eastern Religions

"Sino-African Relations" Spring 1994, University of Central Florida, African Politics

"United States-China Relations" for PS 428 (China's Evolution Under Communism):
Winter 1991

First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor, Lay Education course, "Chinese Foreign Relations and Global Security":
February 1990

Model United Nations of the University of Michigan, guest lectures on Chinese foreign relations:
Winter 1990
Winter 1989
Winter 1986

"Chinese Politics" and "Chinese Economic Structure and Reform" for the University of Michigan East Asia Business Program:
May 1989
May 1988

"Japanese Foreign Policy and the East Asian Quadrangle" for PS 655 (Graduate Proseminar in Japanese Politics):
Fall 1988
Fall 1989

"Industrial Policy in Post-Mao China," for PS 455 (Undergraduate Proseminar in Government and Politics of China):
Fall 1987

"The Rise and Fall of the Afro-Asian Solidarity Movement" for PS 478 (Undergraduate Proseminar in International Relations of East Asia):
Winter 1987

"North-South Relations and Dependency" for PS 160 (Introduction to World Politics):
Fall 1986

"China's Foreign Policy," for Political Science 428 (China's Evolution Under Communism):
Winter 1986

Xi'an Institute of Metallurgy and Construction Engineering, Xi'an China:

English instructor, September 1981 to March 1983. Designed and taught courses in conversational and technical English. Assigned through Volunteers in Asia, a small volunteer organization similar to the Peace Corps based at Stanford University.

Volunteers in Asia:

Taught courses in the spring of 1983 and 1984 on the methods and techniques of Teaching English as a Second Language for outgoing volunteers.

Conferences and Professional Associations:

Rapporteur for conference organized by Wilson Center of the Smithsonian Institution on "The State of the China Field" at the Aspen Institute, Wye Plantation, Maryland, July 1988. Conference volume edited by David L. Shambaugh, American Studies of Contemporary China, forthcoming, M. E. Sharpe, 1993.

Rapporteur for conference organized by the University of Michigan School of Business Administration on "Setting the Global Research and Teaching Agenda for the 1990s" at the University of Michigan June 1990. Conference volume edited by Vladimir Pucik, Noel N. Tichy and Carol K. Barnett, Globalizing Management : Creating and Leading the Competitive Organization (New York: Wiley, 1992).

Member, Association for Asian Studies.

Member, American Political Science Association.

Awards, Grants, Fellowships and Professional Development:

Summer Workshop on Teaching Terrorism, College of William & Mary, Williamsburg VA, June 10-18, 2006.

Asian Studies Development Program Seminar/Field Study, “China's Contending Metropolitan Regions: Hong Kong and Shanghai Seminar/Field Study,” Hong Kong/Shanghai, May-June 2004.

Asian Studies Development Program of the East-West Center, Workshop on “Cultures of Authority in Asian Practice: Authority Community and State: Political Culture in Asian Contexts.” Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, Florida, October 23-27, 2002.

National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute on “Empowering Relationships: Ways of Authority in Japanese Culture.” East-West Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, June-July 2002.

Sabbatical Leave, Fall 2001.

Indiana University of Pennsylvania Distinguished Faculty Award for Service, 2001.

Indiana University of Pennsylvania Graduate School and Research Sponsored Programs Award for Outstanding Achievement in Curriculum and Instruction for the US Department of Education Preparing Tomorrow’s Teachers to Use Technology Grant (Drs. Kurt Dudt and Nancy Yost, Co-Directors).

WebCT Exemplary Course Award Winner, February 2001 (top nineteen WebCT-based courses in the world).

Indiana University of Pennsylvania Instructional Design Center/ Center for Teaching Excellence's award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Technology, December 2000. Award to be granted at the Twelfth Annual Conference on College Teaching and Learning in Jacksonville, Florida. April 17-21, 2001.

US Department of Education Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to Use Technology (PT3) grant, June 1999. (member of writing and operation team; funded at $1.7 million)

Microsoft Supplemental Software grant, May 1999. (member of the writing team, funded at $385,000)

Bell Atlantic ADEPTT Grant for training faculty and teachers to use technology in the classroom, February 1998 (member of writing team; funded at $600,000).

State System of Higher Education of Pennsylvania, Faculty Professional Development Committee, Faculty Research Grant, "An Interdisciplinary Instructional Module for Developing Critical Thinking: How Do We Manage the Rainforest?" Summer 1998 (with Drs. Dennis Ausel and Jerry Pickering).

National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar for College Teachers, "The Industrial Revolution in Comparative Perspective,” University of Munich, June-August 1997.

State System of Higher Education of Pennsylvania, Faculty Professional Development Committee, University Special Project Award, Co-Director (with Dr. Dennis Ausel): “Teaching Teachers to Teach with Technology,” for faculty workshop August 25-29, 1997.

Indiana University of Pennsylvania Senate Research Committee Grant for travel to Australia, Spring 1997.

Fellow, Southcentral Pennsylvania Writing Project, Indiana Campus, Summer 1996.

Indiana University of Pennsylvania Senate Fellowship, 1995-96 for research travel to China.

State System of Higher Education New Faculty Orientation grant, 1994-95.

Indiana University of Pennsylvania Graduate School Incidental Research Award, 1995.

Indiana University of Pennsylvania College of Humanities and Social Sciences Grant Incentive Awards Program recipient, 1995.

Indiana University of Pennsylvania Center for Teaching Excellence Instructional Technology Grant, 1995.

National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar for College Teachers, "The Democratic Experience in Japan," University of Pittsburgh, July-August 1994.

Senior Fellow, East-West Center, Honolulu, May-August 1994.

University of Michigan Center for International Business Education Dissertation Research Fellowship, Spring 1991. : $4,600 travel research grant.

University of Michigan Center for Chinese Studies Fellowship, $3,000, Fall 1991.

US-Japan Culture Center, "United-States-Japan Relations in the East Asian Quadrangle: Toward a Mature Alliance," graduate essay contest award, February 1988.

University of Michigan Center for Chinese Studies Fellowship, 1985.

University of Michigan Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship, 1984-85.

unpublished manuscript: "Hard Profits, Soft Budget: Chinese Policy Process in the Metallurgical Sector and the Bureaucratic Politics of Steel." 89pp.

unpublished manuscript: "Internationalist Duty: Chinese Foreign Policy in Lusophone Africa, 1961-84." 79pp.

unpublished manuscript: "The Dangerous Dynamic: Naval Arms Competition in the Pacific 1977-1987." 34pp.

Research Interests:

Chinese domestic policy process; Chinese foreign relations; East Asian political economy; Japanese foreign relations; international relations of East Asia; comparative development strategies; industrial and resource policies; policy innovation and diffusion; bureaucratic politics and organizational processes; international security.

Teaching Interests:

Comparative Politics: Government and politics of China; government and politics of Japan; government and politics of East Asia; comparative industrial policies; comparative democratization; Middle East and South Asia; bibliography, research and on-line information sources.

World Politics: Chinese foreign relations; Japanese foreign relations; international relations of East Asia; international political economy; international relations of Africa; international security; military history.

Public and Scholarly Service Internship:

University Service:

Chair, Department of Political Science, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 1999 —2008

Webmaster, IUP Department of Political Science, 1996 —2001, 2008—.

Co-Chair, IUP University Council of Chairs, 2000-2001.

Co-Chair, IUP Association of Pennsylvania College and University Faculties (APSCUF) Faculty Education for Action and Response Committee, 1997 —2001.

Webmaster, IUP Association of Pennsylvania College and University Faculties (APSCUF), 1998 — 2004 the effect of the website in the 1999 contract negotiations was reported in Chronicle of Higher Education, 5 November 1999, p. A57 and in Academe, Jan.-Feb. 2000, p. 16)

Chair, Association of Pennsylvania College and University Faculties State Public Relations Committee, 2002 — 2006.

Alternate, Association of Pennsylvania College and University Faculties State Negotiations Team, 2006 —2007.

Member, Association of Pennsylvania College and University Faculties State-wide Meet & Discuss Team, 2004 — 2007.

Member, Association of Pennsylvania College and University Faculties State Public Relations Committee, 2001 — 2007.

IUP Association of Pennsylvania College and University Faculties Legislative Assembly Delegate, 1999 — 2007.

IUP Association of Pennsylvania College and University Faculties Legislative Assembly Alternate Delegate, 1998-1999.

Member, Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Learning Management System Evaluation Team, 2007 —

Member, State System of Higher Education Distance Education Advisory Committee, 2003 — 2007.

Member, Virtual University Blue Ribbon Committee of the Educational Resources Group of the State System of Higher Education, 2001 -2002.

Member, State System of Higher Education Digital Infrastructure To Support Distributed Learning Environments “The Online Learning Network” Request-for-Proposals Reviewing Committee, November-December 2000.

Member, State System of Higher Education Student Computing Purchase Request-for-Proposals Reviewing Committee, July 1999.

Faculty Representative to the Administrative Computing Oversight Committee for SCT Banner implementation issues, September 2000 —

Member, IUP Academic Computing Policy Advisory Committee (ACPAC), 1998 — 2001.

Member, Bell Atlantic ADEPTT Center Core Group, 1998 — 2001.

Member, College of Humanities and Social Sciences Technology Committee, 1998 — 2001.

Member, IUP Instructional Design Center Advisory and Core Groups, 1997 —

Director of Graduate Studies, Indiana University of Pennsylvania Department of Political Science, 1996-1999.

Chair, IUP Asian Studies Committee, April 1996 - June 1998, member 1996—.

Chair, Indiana University of Pennsylvania Senate Library and Educational Services Committee, 1996 - 1999, member since 1995.

Member, Indiana University of Pennsylvania Senate, 1995-1999.

Member, Indiana University of Pennsylvania Campus-Wide Information System Committee, and departmental webmaster, 1996 -1999.

Member, EN202 Research Writing Task Force, 1996-1997.

Advisor, IUP Lacrosse Team, 1995-1997.

Advisor, FMD Fraternity, 1996 —

Public and Scholarly Community Service:

External Evaluator, Fitchburg State College Department of Political Science, May-June 2002 (non-site visit).

Advisory Board, Das Grosse China-Lexicon, for Institut für Asienkunde, Hamburg, 1997-2003.

Discussion Group Leader, Pennsylvania Humanities Council “Technology and Community” Program, hosted at Penns Manor Schools, Fall 2000, Fall 2001.

Expert Testimony, US Immigration Court, Pittsburgh, PA, May 1999 (Political asylum case of a Chinese dissident).

US Department of State: Summer 1985 served as an intern at the State Department, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Office of Analysis for East Asia and the Pacific, China Division (INR/EAP/CH). Worked under Christopher Clarke, was responsible for analysis of Chinese domestic and foreign policy.

Public Information Service:

“Afghanistan and Pakistan,” Great Decisions Series public lecture, sponsored by IUP School of Continuing Education, February 2009.

“China and the United States Trade Relations,” Great Decisions Series public lecture, sponsored by IUP School of Continuing Education, March 2008.

“Central Asia,” Great Decisions Series public lecture, sponsored by IUP School of Continuing Education, March 2007.

“China and India: Partners or Competitors?,” Great Decisions Series public lecture, sponsored by IUP School of Continuing Education, March 2006.

“China,” Great Decisions Series public lecture, sponsored by IUP School of Continuing Education, March 2005.

“Public Diplomacy,” Great Decisions Series public lecture, sponsored by IUP School of Continuing Education. March 30, 2004.

“China in Transition,” Great Decisions Series public lecture, sponsored by IUP School of Continuing Education. March 13, 2003.

“Iraq: Country Briefing,” Private lecture to Blairsville Mason Acadia Lodge #355. February 13, 2003.

“Korean Security Issues,” Great Decisions Series public lecture, sponsored by IUP School of Continuing Education. February 12, 2002.

“China and Taiwan: American Dilemmas,” Great Decisions Series public lecture, sponsored by IUP School of Continuing Education. February 13, 2001.

"Indonesia: Which Path?" Great Decisions Series public lecture, sponsored by IUP School of Continuing Education. February 15, 2000.

"Japan: The Shadow of the Miracle" Great Decisions Series public lecture, sponsored by IUP School of Continuing Education. February 16, 1999.

"The US and China: What Priorities in a Changing Relationship?" Great Decisions Series public lecture, sponsored by IUP School of Continuing Education. February 10, 1998.

"Northeast Asia: Strategic Crossroads" Great Decisions Lecture Series public lecture, sponsored by IUP School of Continuing Education, March 1997.

“Failed Nations: What US Response?” Great Decisions Lecture Series public lecture, sponsored by IUP School of Continuing Education, 12 March 1996.

"China, Taiwan, Hong Kong: Greater China Challenge," Great Decisions Lecture Series public lecture, sponsored by IUP School of Continuing Education, 14 March 1995.

Radio Commentary, 50th Anniversary of the People's Republic of China, Voice of America, 10 October 1999.

Television Commentary, US Bombing of Iraq, WWCP-TV, Johnstown, 17 December 1998.

Television Commentary, US Bombing of Afghanistan and Sudan, WWCP-TV, Johnstown, 20 August 1998.

Radio Commentary, Sino-African Relations, Radio France (English edition), 19 January 1996.

Television Commentary, Michael Fay Case, WESH-TV, Orlando, 5 May 1994.

Television Commentary, Middle East Peace Process, WESH-TV, Orlando, 9 September 1993.

"US and China on Trade Collision Course?" The Orlando Sentinel, 20 March 1994, G1, G4.

"Greek Tragedy Plays Out in China." The Orlando Sentinel, 14 November 1993, G1, G4.

"Doing Business in China: Seven Tips for a Growing Market." Business Review for Central Florida 4 (April 1993): 14.

Languages:

Chinese: Reading level, excellent; able to read Chinese books, documents and newspapers. Completed four years university level modern Chinese. Speaking and listening levels, very good.

German: Reading and speaking levels, very good.

Japanese: Completed one year of university level Japanese.

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