College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
The orientation of my training and experience is in the social sciences. I also have several years teaching courses in the areas of European affairs, international law and organization, and the Middle East. Prior to coming to the Catholic University of Korea, I taught at the American University in Bulgaria and Wright State University-Lake Campus in the United States. I have taught on numerous occasions courses focusing on different aspects of globalization including international intervention and conflict resolution, international law and international organization, as well as comparative perspectives on national political development from a social movement viewpoint. I have taught American foreign policy, American political history, and American political institutions, as well as introductory courses on political science. My experience in human resources management and organizational strategic planning and organizational leadership approaches in the non-profit and public sectors comes from my extensive involvement as a faculty member in helping to to establish the new American University in Bulgaria. AUBG started in 1991 with almost no policies and procedures, including in the area of personnel. I joined the AUBG faculty in 1994 and stayed until 2009. I was an officer of the Faculty Assembly during 13 of those 15 years. My roles included helping to write the first AUBG faculty evaluation procedure according to the Total Quality Management and Continuous Improvement framework. In sum, I have a significant amount of experience in a non-profit start-up environment. My time in Korea has given me more opportunities to write and publish articles with the support of Walden University.