Meet The Director

Dr. John Hickman


B.S., Southwest Missouri State University

M.A., Washington University in St. Louis

Ph.D., Political Science, University of Iowa 

Associate Professor of Government, Berry College Department of Government and

International Studies. At Berry College since 1992, teaching the following courses:

               Introduction to Comparative Government
               Introduction to American Government
               Comparative Politics of East Asia
               Comparative Politics of South Asia
               Politics and History of Russia
               Comparative Politics of Western Europe
               Comparative Political Parties
               Social Science Research Methods
               Seminar on Atrocity and Genocide
               Seminar on Democratization
               Seminar on Politics in the Balkans
               Honors Seminar on the Millennium
               National Security


Reopening the Space Frontier. Champaign, IL: Common Ground. ISBN 978-1-86335-801-9. (forthcoming in 2010).


1994-2009 Berry College Young Democrats Faculty Advisor

2005-2009 Interdisciplinary Studies Committee

2005-2009 Asian Studies Interest Group/Task Force

2006-2007 Conson Wilson Speakers Committee

Teaching and Other Work Experience  

Assistant Professor and Associate Professor, Berry College, 1992-2009

Adjunct Professor, Shorter College, Fall 2009

Visiting Professor, Kyungpook National University, Summer 2008

Instructor, Coe College, Summer 1991

Instructor, Reitaku University, 1990-1991

Assistant Director, Title III Programs, Florida A&M University, 1984-1986.

Research and Professional Development  

2004 Sabbatical, Cambodia, Laos, Burma

2002 Institute on Korean Culture & Society, Honolulu, HI and Seoul, South Korea

East-West Center’s Asian Studies Development Program.

2002 Pathfinder Grant: “Presidential and Legislative Assembly Elections in Costa Rica,” with Monica Cantero-Exojo.

2001 Institute on Infusing Asian Studies into the Undergraduate Curriculum, Honolulu, HI East West Center’s Asian Studies Development Program.

2001 Berry College Summer Travel Grant: Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

2000 Berry College Summer Travel Grant: Colombo, Sri Lanka.

1997 Fulbright Teaching Award: Bucharest, Romania.

1995-96 American Political Science Association Small Research Grant, “The Effects of District Magnitude on the Representation of Women in Prefectural and Municipal Assemblies in Japan.”

1995 Berry College Summer Travel Grant: Tokyo, Japan.