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Ph.D., Political Science, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, May, 1996
M.A., Political Science, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, May, 1992  
B.A., Magna Cum Laude, Hope College , Holland , Michigan , May, 1986

2002-present, Professor of Political Science, USAFA
2009-10, Visiting Senior Fellow and Fulbright Scholar, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University.
1999-2002, Associate Professor of Political Science, USAFA
1997-99, Assistant Professor of Political Science, USAFA
1996-97, Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science: University of Illinois.

1993-94, 1995-96, Department of Political Science, University of Illinois; Center for East Asian Studies. 
1991-92, Research Assistant: Department of Political Science, University of Illinois.
Summer 1996, Summer 1995 and Summer 1991, Independent Instructor:  Department of Political Science, University of Illinois. 
1989-1990, Instructor: Baicheng Normal College, Baicheng City, Jilin Province, People's Republic of China. 
1986-1988, Instructor: Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, People's Republic of China.


The Contemporary Sino-Russian Strategic Partnership: Challenges and Opportunities (with Sharyl Cross), Asian Security 6, no. 3 (Fall 2010).

The United States, Russia and China: Confronting Global Terrorism and Security Challenges in the 21st Century (co-edited with Sharyl Cross and Su Changhe).  Westport, Conn.: Praeger Publishers, 2008.

“Looking to the Diaspora: The Overseas Chinese and China’s Economic Development, 1978-1994.”  In Chinese Overseas, 4 vols, ed. Liu Hong.  Oxford: Routledge, 2006: 76-104.

“In Search of a Community of Interests: The Emerging U.S. Strategy in East Asia” (with Preston Arnold).  In The Emerging East Asian Community: Security and Economic Issues, eds. Lee Poh Ping, Tham Siew Yean and George T. Yu.  Bangi, Malaysia: Penerbit Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 2006: 83-107.

China 's Nuclear Future (co-edited with Albert S. Willner).  Boulder : Lynne Rienner Publishers 2006.

American Defense Policy (co-edited with Collins G. Shackelford and Damon Coletta).  Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005.

Information Warfare Across the Taiwan Strait (with Carl Brenner ). Journal of Contemporary China 13, no. 38 (February 2004): 129-150.

Northeast Asia : Japan , China , and the Two Koreas (with Thomas Drohan and William Berry).  Airman Scholar VIII, no. 1 (Fall 2002): 28-34.

Taiwan-China Economic Cooperation: Ties that Bind?  In The United States and Cross-Straits Relations: China , Taiwan and the US Entering a New Century, ed. Kenneth Klinkner.  Champaign , IL : Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies, University of Illinois , 2001, 194-219.

Economic Ties Across the Taiwan Strait : Buying Time for Compromise. Issues and Studies 37, no. 2 (March/April 2001): 80-105.

China and Southeast Asia's Ethnic Chinese: State and Diaspora in Contemporary Asia
.  Westport, Conn.: Praeger Publishers, 2000.

Northeast Asian Economic Cooperation: The Role of the United States (with George T. Yu).  In Mongolia and Northeast Asia: Economic Development and Regional Cooperation, eds. Peter Schran and George T. Yu.  Champaign, IL: Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies, University of Illinois, 1999, 50-69.

Relations in the 1990s: Integration Theory, Competitive Politics, and Prospects for Reunification (with George T. Yu).  In Taiwan on the Move: Conference Proceedings, eds. Lai Jeh-hang and George T. Yu.  Chungli, Republic of China: Institute of History, National Central University, 1998, 559-580.

Chinese Diaspora Entrepreneurship, Development, and the World Capitalist System.  Diaspora 6, no. 2 (Fall 1997): 215-235.

Looking to the Diaspora: The Overseas Chinese and China 's Economic Development, 1978-1994  Diaspora 5, no. 3 (Winter 1996): 467-496.

The New Economic Partnership Between China and Singapore .  Asian Affairs 23, no. 3 (Summer 1996): 83-99.

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