PhD, MA, University of Pittsburgh; BA, The Ohio State University

Research Interests

Bulgaria and southeastern Europe; newly independent states and Greater Middle East; American foreign policy; the United Nations; European integration; Korean and Northeast Asian international relations


Dr. DeDominicis earned his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Pittsburgh, writing a dissertation on the political regime change in Poland during the years of 1988–92. He had previously completed a semester of study in Moscow at the beginning of the perestroika and glasnost reforms. Dr. DeDominicis taught at the USAID-funded American University in Bulgaria for 15 years before taking his current position at the Catholic University of Korea. His activities there included developing a global service learning course for American and Bulgarian students through the University of Pittsburgh’s Amizade Global Service-Learning Center (AGSLC), with its service-learning component consisting of daily work in the local orphanage in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria.