James Boitano

Dr. James Boitano has taught at the collegiate level since 1968. He was raised in Seattle, Washington, and attended Seattle University where he received a BA degree in 1966 majoring in Political Science with minors in Philosophy, History, and Spanish. He received his MA degree in International Relations from the Graduate School of International Studies of the University of Denver in 1968.

Following this, he taught for 2 years at The Hiram Scott College in Scottsbluff, Nebraska before coming to Dominican in Summer of 1970 as the first Chair of the Political Science Department. After teaching for 7 years in Political Science and in the Humanities (helping develop Dominican's then-new Colloquium Program in the Humanities), he attended The Catholic University of America where he completed his Ph.D. in political philosophy. 

He returned to Dominican College and has served as Professor of Political Science, Chair of a Faculty Committee directing Faculty and Curriculum Development under the Buck grant, as well as several administrative positions including Chair of the Division of Global Studies and Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences (1995-98). 

He also directed the MA Program in Humanities (1995-98) and has been teaching courses in the Department of Politics and International Studies as well as the MA Program in Humanities. He served as the Pre-Law Advisor to students from 1990-2006. He was director of a Faculty Development Center on campus: Center for Collaboration, Learning, Innovative Education, and New Technologies (CLIENT) until his retirement from full-time teaching May 2006. 

Professor Emeritus

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Academic Area

Political Philosophy, Asian Thought

Educational Background

  • BA Seattle University
  • MA University of Denver
  • PhD The Catholic University of America