C.V.

  1. CURRENT POSITION
  2. RESEARCH & TEACHING INTERESTS
  3. EDUCATION
  4. PUBLICATIONS
  5. OTHER WRITING
  6. GRANTS, FELLOWSHIP, HONORS
  7. TEACHING EXPERIENCE
  8. SELECTED CONFERENCES
  9. OTHER PROFESSIONAL SKILLS & TRAINING
  10. LANGUAGE SKILLS

CURRENT POSITION

  • Professor, Department Political Science and Diplomacy, Pusan National University
  • Address: Busan, 46241, South Korea

RESEARCH & TEACHING INTERESTS

  • International Relations Theory in East Asia
  • U.S. Foreign Policy in Asia
  • Korean Foreign Policy
  • International Financial Institutions (especially the World Bank and IMF)

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D., Department of Political Science, Ohio State University, March 2005
    • Masters degree, 2002
    • Major: International Relations
    • Second Major: Political Theory
  • B.A.: Miami University of Ohio, May 1994 (Phi Beta Kappa)
    • Major: Political Science
    • Major: History
    • Minor: German

PUBLICATIONS

  • History Wars in 2018? (Japan-Korea),” Debate with Jennifer Lind, Asan Institute, February 19-April 19, 2018
  • Kim Jong Un’s Balancing Act,” Korean National Defense University, Research Institute for National Security Affairs Forum, 22, September 2012: 1-4

OTHER WRITING




GRANTS, FELLOWSHIP, HONORS

  • Academic Fellowship on Terrorism, Foundation for the Defense of Democracies & Tel Aviv University, Israel, May 26-June 6, 2007
  • Two Foreign Language & Area Studies Fellowships (Russian), US Department of Education, 1999, 2000
  • University Fellow, Ohio State University, 1997-1998

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • Courses Taught:
    • East Asian Security
    • Introduction to International Relations Theory
    • Globalization/International Political Economy
    • International Organization
    • US Foreign Policy
    • Security & Terrorism
    • US Politics
    • Contemporary Political Theory
    • Middle East politics
  • Certified by Blackboard, October 2016
  • Certified by Canvas, June 2017
  • Pusan National University Recognition:
    • Selected for Faculty Excellence coverage in university magazine, August 2013
    • Excellence in Teaching Award, 2010
  • Ohio State University Recognition:
    • Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching Nominee, Ohio State University, 2007
    • Outstanding Teacher of the Year Nominee, Ohio State University, 2006

SELECTED CONFERENCES

Invited Presenter Discussant Participant:

  • UBS Greater China Conference, Speaker on North Korea, Shanghai, January 7-11, 2018
  • “China’s Interests in Korean Unification,” Korean National Defense University annual conference, Seoul, September 12, 2014
  • “US Retrenchment from Korea?,” United States Forces Korea, Seoul, September 11, 2014
  • Economist’s annual ‘Bellwether’ conference on the South Korean economy, Seoul, September/October 2010 – 2015; Speaker in 2013-15
  • “Defining the US Pivot to Asia,” MBC East Asia Institute, Busan, S Korea, October 26, 2012
  • “Was There an Historical East Asian International System?” Korean Studies Institute–University of Southern California, Los Angeles, March 2011
  • Asia 21,” Korean Government-IMF Conference, Daejeon, Korea, July 12-13, 2010
  • EU-Korea Relations,” EU Delegation to Korea-Pusan National University EU Center, May 6-7, 2010
  • Research Presentation (Dissertation findings), International Monetary Fund, Washington, DC, August 10, 2009
  • Dissertation Presentation, World Bank, Washington, DC, September 13, 2005
  • Paper Presentation: “Liberal Imperial Management and the Future of U.S. Hegemony”, International Studies Association – Midwest, St. Louis, Missouri, November 7-8, 2003
  • Paper Presentation: “Political Culture and Foreign Policy: Rethinking the Melian Dialogue,” with Richard Ned Lebow, American Political Science Association Annual Meeting Atlanta, Georgia, September 2-5, 1999

OTHER PROFESSIONAL SKILLS & TRAINING

  • Invited Article & Book Reviewer:
    • International Studies Quarterly, Cambridge University Press, Korea Observer, European Journal of International Relations, Security Studies, Review of International Studies, Journal of Common Market Studies, Cambridge Review of International Affairs, Pacific Affairs, Rowman & Littlefield, International Relations of the Asia-Pacific, European Political Science Review, Australian Journal of International Affairs, Korean Journal of Defense Analysis, Routledge, Geopolitics, International Political Science Review, Sage, Korean Journal of Security Affairs, Études Internationales, Prentice Hall
  • Consulting:
    • Contributor to the Economist Intelligence Unit, Asia
    • Member of SK Ministry of Foreign Affairs Foreign Professors ‘Dol Dahm’ Circle
    • Gerson Lehrman Group
    • Guidepoint Global
    • Securitas Korea
    • Coleman Research Group
    • Recipient of the Nelson Report
  • TV Interviews, 2012 – present:
    • CNN
    • British Broadcasting Corporation
    • CNBC
    • ABC
    • MSNBC
    • Bloomberg
    • Australian Broadcasting Corporation
    • International Television News
    • Sky News
    • Channel NewsAsia
    • Chinese Global Television
    • Al Jazeera English
    • Arirang TV (Korean English language TV)
  • Radio commentary on BBC, NPR, ABC, VoA, and Korean English-language radio/TV, since 2010
  • Founding Participant, “Terrorism Research Initiative” & journal Perspectives on Terrorism, 2007-2008
  • U.S. Army Educator Tour, Fort Jackson, South Carolina, April 18-22, 2006
  • Field Representative, Martin R. Hoke, M.C. (Member of the US House of Representatives, 10th district Ohio), 1996-97
  • Internships:
    • Christian Schmidt, MdB (Member of the German Bundestag), Bonn 1995-96
    • Hanns Seidel Foundation, Munich, Germany, Spring 1993
    • Cowen & Company (brokerage firm), Cleveland, Ohio, Summer 1992
    • John Boehner, M.C. (House of Representatives, 8-OH), Wash., D.C. Summer 1991
    • State of Ohio, Washington Office, Washington, D.C., Summer 1991
  • Institutional Affiliations:
    • International Studies Association
    • American Political Science Association
    • Korean Association of International Studies
    • Korean Political Science Association

LANGUAGE SKILLS

  • German: Excellent: Accredited by the German-American Chamber of Commerce, April 23, 1994
  • French: Very Good: Transcript available from Laval University (Quebec, Canada), August 1997
  • Russian: Average: Certificate in Advanced Russian from Moscow State Univ., August 31, 2000
  • Korean: Average: intensive sabbatical year training, Pusan National University, 2015 – 2016
  • Latin: Basic
  • Classical Greek: Basic
  • Language Study Abroad:
    • Pusan National University, Busan, South Korea, June 2015 – August 2016
    • Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia, Summer 2000  
    • Nevsky Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia, Summer 1999
    • Université Laval, Quebec City, Canada, Summer 1997
    • Université de Bourgogne, Dijon, France, Summer 1995
    • Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität, Bonn, Germany, Winter 1994
    • Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität,Munich, Germany, 1992-1993
    • Ruprecht-Karls-Universität, Heidelberg, Germany, Summer 1992