Division of International Studies
Hankuk (Korean) University of Foreign Studies
click here for a more complete professional curriculum vitae)
two decades teaching
American Studies, English, and Political Science in
15+ years as a university professor
3+ years teaching adult Japanese preparing
for graduate study in the US
6 years teaching
Political Science at American universities
The Power of Presidential Ideologies
Democracy and empire in U.S. foreign policy
Bush administration policy toward North Korea
How to teach American Studies to Korean students
the future of the Asia-Pacific region
Parties and Elections
American social welfare ideology
techniques of teaching English to Japanese
Teaching and Research
Electronic Textbook on American Studies and International Studies
Internet Edition of presidency book
(not listed in order of importance)
Surfing the net
Loud rock and roll
good science fiction
one very special woman
thoughtful argument about politics, religion, and philosophy
Reflections on a Decade and a half of Living in Korea
I have spent the last 65 years teaching in East Asia
. They say a good teacher never stops learning, and living in
Japan has certainly been a great learning
experience for me.
I have learned a lot about the Korean and Japanese people, but
I have learned more about myself.
I have learned much about the scope and depth of "globalization,"
but I have also seen the vast differences in thinking between East and West.
I have learned much about Korean and Japanese culture, but I have
also recognized how much I remain an American.
I am just beginning to grasp the magnificent diversity of peoples and
cultures around the world, but I also see ever more clearly the dangers of
American political hegemony and the mindless spread of western global monoculture.