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Dr. Andrew Bosworth
Dr. Joel Campbell
Dr. Brendan Howe
Dr. Jacob Hurwitz
Dr. Daniel A. Pinkston
Mr. Sungjin Kang
Dr. Clifton W. Sherrill

 

Dr. Andrew Bosworth

Dr. Andrew Bosworth holds a PhD in Political Science and International Relations from the University of Washington, a Masters Degree in Political Science from the University of Washington, and a B.A. in Political Science & English from the University of Michigan.

His professional experience includes Assistant Professor of Government for the University of Texas at Brownville, Professor for Texas State Technical College for American Government, Professor at La Universidad Vasconcelos in Oaxaca, Mexico where he taught International Relations and English, and Adjunct Professor at La Universidad de la Americas, Zona Roja, Westhill Institute, Santa Fe, Mexico City. He was the Director for Culture Quest Education Travel in Guadalajara, Mexico City, Oaxaca and Yucatan and is a Visiting Assistant Director at the University of Dayton’s International Programs, Dayton, Ohio. He also established student exchanges from Sarajevo, Bosnia and was a Teacher Assistant at the University of Washington where he taught Political Science. He has been a presenter at numerous conferences such as La Conferencia International De Education a Distancia, Toluca, Mexico, Texas Distance Learning Association, Galveston Texas, Southwestern Social Science Association, and Congress of the Americas paper presentation at U.S. Mexican Mirror Cities: Explaining Demographic Trends, Monterrey, Mexico. Dr. Bosworth’s publications include:

  • A More Perfect Union - Controversies in American Government (2008). E-Book.
  • Globalization in the Information Age: Western, Chinese and Arabic Writing Systems (2004). In Globalization (Vol. 4. Issue 2 Winter).
  • An Emperical Classification of Civilizations Based on Writing Systems (2003). In Comparative Civilizations Review (No. 49 Fall 2003).
  • The evolution of the World-City System, 3000 BCE to AD 2000 In World System History: The Social Science of Long-term Change. Denemark, R.A., Friedman, J., Gills, B.K., and Modelski., G. (eds) (London: Routledge, 2000).

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Dr. Joel Campbell

Dr. Campbell was born in Ohio, grew up in Texas, and has lived in Arizona, Missouri, and Tennessee.  He was awarded a doctorate in political science from Miami University (Ohio), and a Masters of Public Affairs (M.P.A.) from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin.  Based on his Master’s degree, he worked in several government offices, including the Texas House Speaker’s office and the Tennessee Valley Authority.  His Bachelor’s degree in History was from the University of Texas at El Paso. 

Joel Campbell has had a life-long interest in East Asia and international politics.  He spent sixteen years in Japan, first as a student and then as an editor for a Japanese securities firm, and finally as a professor at three schools.  At Tohoku University in Sendai, sometimes called the MIT of Japan, he offered courses on international political economy and international culture.  Moving to Miyazaki International College in Kyushu, he led classes in political science, economics, and international studies.  Most recently, at Kansai Gaidai University in Osaka, he taught courses on the Japanese economy and business, the Chinese economy and politics, East Asian political economies, and Asian integration and globalization.  

He has lived in Korea three times, and has taught at three Korean institutions:  Chung Ang, Yonsei, and Kyung Hee Universities.  His doctoral dissertation, later published in book form, was on the changing role of the state in Korean science and technology policy.  He has also studied in Mainland China and worked in Taiwan.

                 
He has written numerous articles for academic journals on topics ranging from combating terrorism and money laundering to European Union economic integration and technology policy.  The bulk of his publications have focused on the politics and political economy of East Asia, especially in Japan, South Korea, and China. 

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Dr. Brendan Howe

Dr. Brendan Howe received his PhD in Political Science from Trinity College Dublin, MA in Internationak Conflict Analysis from the University of Kent Canterbury, and BA/MA in Modern History from Oxford University. He also studied international law at Georgetown University while on a research fellowship, and is certified as a Negotiation Workshop Facilitator by the Conflict Management Group, Harvard University. Dr. Howe was the POSCO Visiting Research Fellow in Politics, Governance and Security, at the East-West Center, Hawaii; and also held Visiting Research Fellowships at the Centre for International Security Studies, University of Stdney, and the Research Institute for National Security Affairs, Korea National Defense University. He was a Senior Lecturer on International Relations at the Universiti Malaysia, Sarawak; taught English, History and Political Science in the undergraduate service program at the Tutorial Center, Merced College, Merced Ca.; and served as a Visiting Professor of History and International Relations at Beijing Foreign Studies University, Beijing, P.R.C.

Dr. Howe has authored numerous articles for major International/SSCI Journals, written many papers and reviews, and made professional presentations at International Relations conferences around the world on many occasions. His published works include:

  • International Negotiations: Theory and Practice (with Byung-Il Choi) (2007). Seoul: Ewha University Press
  • International Studies Primer (Editor and lead Author) (2005). Seoul: Ewha Press
  • Comparative Military Interventions: The Question of Legitimacy (2004). Dublin: Trinity College, PhD Thesis
  • Geopolitics, Geopolitik, and Nazi Foreign Policy (1993). Canterbury: UKC, MA Thesis
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Dr. Jacob Hurwitz

Dr. Jacob (Jay) Hurwitz holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California at Berkeley, and an M.A. and Ph.D, also in Political Science, from Michigan State University. He received a Fulbright Study and Travel Grant for work in Israel, and a National Science Foundation Fellowship for studies in political research methods at the University of Michigan. From 2002-2008 Dr. Hurwitz served as Collegiate Professor with UMUC (University of Maryland University College) in Korea, Okinawa, and Iwakuni. At UMUC he taught a variety of courses, including Introduction to Political Science, Introduction to American Government, International Political Relations, and Recent America: 1945 to the Present. In his earlier academic career (1966 - 1978) Dr. Hurwitz taught at North Carolina State University, Michigan State University, and Tel Aviv University, where he focused on Comparative Politics, Political Development, and Middle East politics. Between his earlier and later academic careers Dr. Hurwitz spent a number of years as a senior manager and CEO with a regional retail luggage chain that he operated and expanded in the Seattle area. During that time he completed The Management Program at the University of Washington Graduate School of Business Administration, and The Executive Program for Smaller Companies at Stanford University Graduate School of Business. As a result of this experience Dr. Hurwitz taught Entrepreneurship and New Venture Planning several times for UMUC.

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Dr. Daniel A. Pinkston

Dr. Daniel A. Pinkston is the Director of The East Asia Nonproliferation Project at the Center for Nonproliferation Studies in Monterey, California. He has a doctorate in international affairs from the University of California, San Diego, and a master's degree in Korean studies from Yonsei University in Seoul. Dr. Pinkston recently directed the research and production of the North Korea Country Profile for the Nuclear Threat Initiative. This profile is the most comprehensive open-source overview and assessment of North Korea’s programs to develop weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missiles. He has written on Korean political economy and security issues, and is now writing a book on the political economy of Korean missile development. Dr. Pinkston also served as a Korean linguist in the U.S. Air Force, and he has extensive experience in Korean-to-English translation.

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Mr. Sungjin Kang

Mr. Sungjin Kang is an in-house counsel for LG Display, Co., Ltd.  He is a member of the bar in the State of New York.  Prior to his current position, he spent four years in Belgium, working for international law firms, practicing the European Union antitrust, European Union trade and World Trade Organization laws.  He was a Judge Advocate General officer of Korean Army between 2005 and 2008, working primarily on international legal issues between Korea and the United States.

He earned a Bachelor of Laws (JD equivalent) at Korea University in 2000 and later earned a Master of Laws (LLM) degree in 2001 at the University of Michigan Law School. He also received a Postgraduate Diploma in European Union laws by the University of London (UCL / Queens College) in 2011.  He spent a year at Georgetown University Law Center as a visiting researcher and Institute of International Economic Law Fellow between August 2002 and August 2003.  Mr. Kang’s major area of focus is public international law, international economic law, and antitrust law.

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Dr. Clifton W. Sherrill

Dr. Sherrill earned his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of South Alabama (1994), his Master’s degree in Defense & Strategic Studies from Missouri State University (2000), and his Ph.D. in International Relations from Florida State University (2003). In addition, he earned a J.D. from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law (1997).

Dr. Sherrill is a former U.S. Marine and a veteran of the 1990-91 Gulf War. After obtaining his doctorate, he worked as an intelligence analyst for the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the Counterterrorism Division where his assignments included detailing to the National Counterterrorism Center and service in Iraq in 2005-06. He has been an active member of the Florida Bar since 1997. Prior to joining the Troy University faculty, Dr. Sherrill was an Assistant Professor of Political Science and Director of the Pre-Law program at Mississippi College.

Dr. Sherrill’s research interests include U.S. defense policy, nuclear strategy, and counterterrorism. He has published in Comparative Strategy, Strategic Insights, Military Review, and Asian Affairs: An American Review, and has recently completed a book manuscript on Iranian Islamism.

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Last Updated: 02/19/2013

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