Department of Political Science
Humanities and Social Science, Room 405G
981 Grant Street
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Indiana, PA 15705
MWF: 9:00–10:00 a.m. and 1:00–1:20 p.m.
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.
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.