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
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.