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CHRISTIAN DEAN, PH.Dchristian deansm.jpg

Professor, Department of Political Science and International Studies
School of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Expert in moral and political philosophy, constitutional law
415-485-3298
christian.dean@Dominican.edu  


EXPERTISE

  • Moral & political philosophy
  • Moral/ethical development
  • Constitutional law

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • "Ethics of the Mundane: Cognitive Science and Cultivating Moral Character" (presented at the 2007 Midwestern Political Science Association Conference in Chicago, Illinois)
  • "Authenticity, Virtue, Expertise: Ethical Being and Becoming Ethical" (International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 3, Number 3: 139-153 (2005/2006)
  • "The Phenomenology of Moral Defensiveness" (presented at the 2005 Western Political Science Association Conference in Oakland, California)
  • "Virtuosity: Phenomenology of Expertise and Contemporary Models of Ethics" (presented at the 2003 Western Political Science Association Annual Conference in Denver, Colorado)
  • "Heideggerian Phenomenology as a Method for Doing Moral and Political Theory" (presented at the 2002 Western Political Science Association Annual Conference in Long Beach, California)

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Chair of Department of Politics and International Studies, Dominican, 1998
  • Visiting Assistant Professor in Department of Political Science, Loyola Marymount, 1995

 

GIGI GOKCEK, PH.D

Associate Professor, Department of Political Science and International Studies
School of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Expert in international relations, comparative politics
415-482-2427
gigi.gokcek@Dominican.edu

 

EXPERTISE

  • International Relations
    • Comparative Politics
    • Internationalization of Ethnic Conflict
    • Irredentist and Secessionist Movements
    • Basque and Kurdish Movements

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    • Lived in Turkey and Spain

     

     

    ALISON HOWARD

    Alison HowardAssistant Professor, Chair, Dept. of Political Science and International Studies
    School of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
    Expert in State of the Union Address, presidential debates/elections
    415-385-3298
    alison.howard@dominican.edu
    , alihoward@comcast.net

     

    EXPERTISE

    • State of the Union Address
    • Presidency
    • Presidential debates/elections
    • Political communication/advertising
    • Congress

     

    PUBLICATIONS

    • Alison D. Howard and Donna R. Hoffman,  "A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: Building American National Identity Through Art" (Perspectives on Political Science, June 2013)
    • Co-author of Addressing the State of the Union: The Evolution and Impact of the President's Big SpeechCo (Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2006).
    •  Co-author of Talking to Millennials: Policy Rhetoric and Rhetorical Narratives in the 2008 Presidential Campaign. In Communication in the 2008 U.S. Election: Digital Natives Elect a President. Mitchell McKinney and Mary Banwart, eds.  New York: Peter Lang Publishing Group.
    • State of the Union Address. Encyclopedia of Political Communication. Lynda L. Kaid, ed. Thousand Oaks: California: Sage Publications 2008.
    • Co-author of . "Representations of 9-11 in Editorial Cartoons." PS: Political Science and Politics, April 2007.
    • Alison D. Howard and Donna R. Hoffman.  2007. "Policy making rhetoric and Youth Issues in the 2004 Presidential Campaign." American Behavioral Scientist, May 2007.


    ARTICLES

    • Donna R. Hoffman and Alison D. Howard, 2011. "Presidents and the Rhetoric of Recessions." Presented at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, Seattle, WA, Sept 1-Sept 4, 2011.
    • Donna R. Hoffman and Alison D. Howard, 2010. “The Presidential Rhetoric of Hard Times.” Presented at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, Washington, DC, Sept 2-Sept 5, 2010.
    • Donna R. Hoffman and Alison D. Howard, 2009. "Auditioning for the Rhetorical Presidency: Presidential Nomination Acceptance Speeches as Presidential Documents." Presented at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Sept 3-Sept 6, 2009.
    • Donna R. Hoffman and Alison D. Howard, 2009. "Vote for Me: Appeals to Voters in Presidential Nomination Acceptance Speeches." Presented at the annual meeting of the Western Political Science Association, Vancouver, BC, Canada, March 19-21, 2009.

     

    CRYSTAL CHANG, PH.D

    Adjunct Professor, Department of Political Science and International Studies
    School of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
    Expert in comparative political economy (including China) and international business strategy
    510-219-6837
    crystalchang@alum

     

    EXPERTISE

    • Role of government-business relationships in emerging markets such as China and India
    • Comparative political economy
    • International business strategy

     

    PUBLICATIONS

    • “China: Green Technologies, Brown Processes,” in John Zysman and Mark Huberty (eds.), Can Green Sustain Growth? From Religion to Reality of Sustainable Prosperity, Stanford, California: Stanford University Press, forthcoming in 2013.
    • “Center-Local Politics and the Limits of China’s Production Model: Why China’s Innovation Challenge Is Overstated”, in Dan Breznitz and John Zysman (eds.), The Third Globalization: Can Wealthy Nations Stay Rich in the Twenty-First Century? New York, New York: Oxford University Press, 2013.
    • “China and South Asia: Strategic implications and economic imperatives,” with Lawrence Sáez, in Lowell Dittmer and George Yu (eds.), China, the Developing World, and the New Global Dynamic, Boulder, Colorado: Lynne Rienner Press, 2010. 
    •  "The political economy of global firms from India and China,” with Lawrence Sáez, Contemporary Politics, 15(3): 265-286, 2009.

     

    PRESENTATIONS

    • The Changing Role of the State in the Age of Globalization: The Unlikely Emergence of China’s Independent Auto Industry,” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association, San Francisco, California, April 1-3, 2010.
    • “The Chinese State in the Age of Globalization: The Unexpected Emergence of China’s Independent Auto Industry,” Paper presented at the 13th Annual Harvard East Asia Society Graduate Student Conference, Harvard University, February 26-28, 2010.
    • “Developing Strategies in a Global Economy: The Unexpected Emergence of China’s Indigenous Auto Industry,” Paper presented at the 105th Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Toronto, Canada, September 3-6, 2009. This paper has been downloaded 172 times (583 abstract views) at www.ssrn.com .
    • “Intellectual Property Right Reform in India and China: The Race between the Tortoise and the Hare?” Paper presented at the 3rd Annual Political Science Graduate Student Research Conference, University of California, Berkeley, April 20 2006.
    • “Intellectual Property Rights in a Developing Context: A Comparative Study of China and India,” Paper presented at the 4th Annual East-West International Graduate Student Conference, East-West Center, University of Hawaii, February 17-19, 2006.

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    • Managed global team in Shanghai, Taipei and Fremont, CA
    • Twelve years of work experience in venture capital, information technology, education and consulting
    • Project-base consultant at Kaiser Permanente, Glover Park Group and Global Business Network

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