DENNIS FLORIG

Division of International Studies

Hankuk University of Foreign Studies

270 Imun-dong, Dongdaemun-gu

Seoul, KOREA 130-791

Phone: 82-18-264-3882 (message)

email: bigjoyjoy@yahoo.com

websites:  http://dflorig.com, http://www.geocities.com/florigkr/

 

HIGHLIGHTS

                     

16 years teaching International Relations, English, and American Studies

in South Korea and Japan

 

6 years teaching Political Science at American universities

 

Ph.D. in Political Science from Stanford University, Summer 1983

 

Book translated into the Korean language: American Power and Hegemony

Book on the American presidency: The Power of Presidential Ideologies

Chapters in Books: “Teaching America,” in American Studies Theory and Practice in Korea, Chung, Yon Son, ed., Hankuk University of Foreign Studies Press, 2005

Change and Continuity in American Hegemonic Strategy,” Kim, Yoon Bae and Kim, Young Jae, Peace Building on the Korean Peninsula and the New World Order, Cheongju Univ. Press

 

Academic Journal Articles on

     U.S. Hegemonic Overreach

     Partisan Polarization in Congress

     Comparison of the Iraq and Vietnam Wars

     Chomsky’s Analysis of Language and Politics

     U.S. foreign policy

     Bush administration policy toward the Korean nuclear crisis

     the future of the Asia-Pacific region

     the new terrorism war

     American elections and party systems

     studying American films through the internet

     American social welfare ideology

 

Teaching and Research Websites

     Electronic Textbook on International and U.S. Studies for Korean Students, http://dflorig.com/

     Revised Internet Edition of presidency book, http://www.geocities.com/florigkr/

 

RECENT POSITIONS

 

Feb 2005--                    Professor

                                    Division of International Studies

                                    Hankuk University of Foreign Studies

 

March 1998-Feb2005     Visiting Professor of American Studies

                                    Graduate School of International Studies

                                    Hanyang University


EDUCATION

 

            Ph.D.               Stanford University, Summer 1983

 

            M.A.                University of Maryland, Spring 1978

 

            B.A.                 American University, Winter 1971

 

all degrees in Political Science

 

CURRENT POSITION

 

March 2005-present           Hankuk University of Foreign Studies

                                          Associate Professor

 

Teach International Relations, Peace Studies, U.S. Politics and Foreign Policy, Political Economy, International Organizations, and Introduction to Politics

 

PREVIOUS POLITICAL SCIENCE TEACHING

 

March 1998-Feb 2005       Hanyang University, Graduate School of International Studies

                                          Visiting Professor of American Studies

 

Taught U.S. Politics, Public Policy, U.S. Foreign Policy, U.S. History, U.S. Media, Advanced Academic Writing, and American Culture

 

            Fall 1997                Pai Chai University

            Fall 1996                Chungnam National University

            Winter 1993           McKendree College in Japan

            1985-1987             University of Puget Sound

            1983-1985             University of Texas at Dallas

            Spring 1983           Providence College

            Fall 1982                Stanford University

            Spring 1982           University of California at Santa Barbara

 

Courses taught: U.S. Politics, the Presidency, Congress, Public Policy, Public Administration, American Federalism, State and Local Politics, Political Economy, Comparative Politics, and War and Peace in the Nuclear Age

 


POLITICAL SCIENCE RESEARCH AND COMMUNITY SERVICE

 

Recent Political Science Publications

 

“Two Tales of Texans: LBJ, George W. Bush, and the Lone Star Wars,” Journal of British and American Studies, no. 16, June 2007

 

“When Words Don’t Mean What They Say,” Chomskyan Studies, vol 2, no. 1, Summer 2007

 

American Power and Hegemony (Seoul: MeBong Publishing, 2005) book on American foreign policy translated into the Korean language

 

“Dealing with North Korea: The Bush Administration and the Policy Alternatives,” The Journal of Peace Studies, vol 9, Fall 2006

 

“From the Cold War into the 21st Century: Change and Continuity in American Hegemonic Strategy,” in Kim, Yoon Bae and Kim, Young Jae, ed., Peace Building on the Korean Peninsula and the New World Order, Cheongju University Press, 2005

 

“The Bush Administration, the North Korean Nuclear Crisis, and the Future of Multilateralism in Northeast Asia,” Ritsumeikan Journal of Asia Pacific Studies, Vol. 16, Spring 2005

 

“American Values in Conflict: Democracy vs. Empire,” Journal of American Studies, v37, n1, Spring 2005

 

“Teaching America,” American Studies Curricula for Korea, ed. Chung, Yon Son, American Studies Association of Korea, Korean University of Foreign Studies Press, 2005

 

“Studying American Films through the Internet,” American Studies, Seoul National University, Dec 2004

 

“Two Visions of Convergence in Northeast Asia: The Bush Administration and the Regional Powers on North Korean Nuclear Weapons,” Journal of American Studies, v35, n3, Winter 2003

 

"Myths and Realities about the "New" Terrorism War," Peace Forum

(Kyunghee Institute of Peace Studies), Spring 2003

 

"The Nuclear Impasse on the Korean Peninsula," International Journal of

Korean Unification Studies, Spring 2003

 

"The Significance of the 2002 American Midterm Election,"

Journal of Asia-Pacific Affairs, Spring 2003

 

"Evolution of the Asia-Pacific Region: Seven Scenarios," World Futures, Fall 2001

 

"Leadership and Hegemony in the 2000 American Presidential Election: Issues Affecting East Asia," Korean Journal of American Studies, Spring 2001

 

"The Historic Shift in the Regional Bases of American Political Parties,"

Journal of Asia-Pacific Affairs, Fall 1999


Other Major Political Science Publications

 

The Power of Presidential Ideologies, Praeger Press, 1992

 

"The Scientist-Entrepreneur and Paths of Technological Development," in Governing Science and Technology in a Democracy, Malcolm Goggin, ed., University of Tennessee Press, 1986

 

"The Concept of Equal Opportunity in the Analysis of Social Welfare Policy," Polity, 1986

 

Web Sites

 

Professor Florig’s Homepage, including The Electronic Textbook for American Studies, http://dflorig.com

 

Revised Internet Edition of The Power of Presidential Ideologies, http://www.geocities.com/florigkr/

 

Recent Academic and Community Presentations and Service

 

“Chomsky as a Critical Political Intellectual,” Chomsky Society of Korea, January 2008

 

“Partisan Polarization in Congress and the Historic Shift in the Bases of U.S. Political Parties,” Korean Political Science Association, December 2007

 

“Two Tales of Texans: LBJ, George W. Bush, and the Lone Star Wars,” American Studies Association National Convention, October 2006

 

“When Words Don’t Mean What They Say,” Chomsky Society of Korea, Spring 2006

 

“A Theory of Hegemonic Overreach,” International Political Science Association World Congress, Fukuoka, Japan, July, 2006

 

“Chomsky’s Politics in ‘Power and Terror’,” Chomsky Society of Korea, June 2006

 

“U.S.-China Ties: More than Trade Friction,” Korea Times, April 20, 2006

 

Panelist on “Implications of U.S.-China Relations,” In Focus, Arirang TV, April 14, 2006

 

Lectures on Academic Study Abroad, for Korean government officials going overseas, Central Officials Training Institute, Civil Service Commission, ROK, Spring 2006

 

“The Roadmap to Nuclear Agreement,” In Focus, Arirang TV, October 13, 2005

 

“The Bush Administration and the Range of Policy Options toward North Korea,” Seoul National University and Hans Seidel Foundation Forum on North Korea, May 2005

 

Panelist on “The State of the Union Message,” In Focus, Arirang TV, February 3, 2005

 

“Not Walking the Globalization Walk,” Korea Times, January 21, 2006

 

“Different Regions, Different Regionalisms,” Korea Times Special, November 18, 2005

 

“The U.S.-North Korea Relationship after the 2004 Presidential Election,” North Korean Issues after the 2004 Presidential Election, Research Institute for International Affairs, Dec 14, 2004

 

“American Values in Conflict: Democracy vs. Empire,” American Studies Association of Korea national conference, October 2004

 

Panelist on “U.S. Presidential Election,” In Focus, Arirang TV, September 9, 2004

 

Panelist on “Six Nation Talks,” In Focus, Arirang TV, July 1, 2004

 

“From the Cold War into the Twentieth Century: Change and Continuity in American Hegemonic Strategy,” International Conference on Cheongju University Day, Spring 2004

 

Panelist on “The Inter-Korean Dialogue and the Upcoming Six Party Talks,” In Focus, Arirang TV, February 19, 2004

 

The Bush Administration, the North Korean Nuclear Crisis, and the Future of Multilateralism in Northeast Asia,” The Limits of the Nation-State in the Asia Pacific, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University Conference, November 27, 2003

 

“Two Visions of Convergence in Northeast Asia: The Bush Administration, North Korean Nuclear Weapons, and the Regional Powers,” American Studies Association of Korea Conference, October 2003

 

“Teaching America,” American Studies Assn. of Korea Curriculum Forum, Sept 2003

 

"Axis of Evil: Bush's Policy toward Iraq and North Korea," Honam University, 2003

 

Panelist on "Disarming North Korea," In Focus, Arirang TV, November 7, 2002

 

"Globalization and the American Way of Thinking," Myoungji University Conference on Globalization, October 2002

 

"Democratization in Korea: Achievements and Remaining Tasks," Kim Dae Jung Peace Foundation Commemoration of Kim Dae Jung's Nobel Prize Award, December 2001

 

“Film Criticism on the Internet,” Seoul Natl. Univ. American Studies Research Conference, March 2001

 

"Scenarios for the Pacific Century," International Political Science Association Conference, Quebec City, Canada, August 2000

 

"Leadership and Hegemony in the 2000 American Presidential Election: Issues Affecting East Asia," American Studies Association of Korea Annual Meeting, October 2000

 

"Comparing the Status of Women in Korea and the United States," Girl Scouts of Korea Executive Forum

"Using Video to Teach Multiculturalism in a Monocultural Society," Keynote Speech, National Convention of the Korean Association for Literature and Film, October 1999


ENGLISH PROFESSOR

 

Pai Chai University, Taejon  302-735

March 1997-February 1998

 

Chungnam National University, Yusong-gu, Taejon  305-764

January 1996-February 1997

 

Wonkwang University, Iksan, Chollapukdo  570-749

March 1993-December 1995

 

Taught courses in English conversation and composition

Taught English conversation to elementary school teachers

Advised English language student newspapers

Edited technical and scientific articles and conference presentations

     for faculty and graduate students

Consulted with businesses on English matters and overseas studies

Organized and led American Culture Study Circles

 

Publications and Conference Presentations on English Teaching

 

"Lessons from Teaching for Japan, Inc.," Language Teacher, June 1993, Korea TESOL Association

 

"Coping with Teaching Conversation in the Oversized Class: Suggestions for Classroom Management and Individual Evaluation," Malaysian English Language Teachers Association, May 1995 and Southwest Regional Japan Association of Language Teachers, May 1995

 

PRIVATE SECTOR TEACHING

 

September 1989-February 1993

Executive Trainer and Language Consultant

Interac, Ltd., Overseas Department, Fujibo Bldg, Fujimi, 992-10-28

Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan 102

phone 81-3234-7927

 

Prepared students for graduate study abroad. Taught TOEFL, GMAT, GRE, and application preparation. Students accepted at Wharton, Michigan, Duke, Chicago, NYU, Cornell, UC Berkeley, and others

 

Principal author of company guides to the GMAT test and preparation of application essays

 

Taught courses on global political economy, business writing, negotiations, and presentations