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James A. Mitchell

James Mitchell
Full-Time Faculty
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Biography

EDUCATION                       MAJOR                     DEGREE                  

Princeton University               Politics                           PhD                          

Princeton University               Politics                           MA                          

UC Santa Barbara                   Political Science             MA                          

Vassar College                        Critical Thought             AB                          

PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS

Editor-in-Chief                                                                       6/15-Present

Journal of Political Science and Public Affairs

 

Development Partner Board Member                                     3/14-Present

Learning Design Group

Cengage Learning

 

Adjunct Instructor, Political Science                                      9/10-present

Soka University of America

 

Professor, Political Science                                                     9/03-present

California State University, Northridge

 

Associate Professor, Political Science                                    9/94-9/03

California State University, Northridge

 

Assistant Professor, Political Science                                     9/90-9/94

California State University, Northridge                    

 

Instructor, Political Science                                                    1/94-12/96

UC Riverside

 

Assistant Professor, Political Science                                     1/89-6/90

Mount Vernon College, Washington, DC

 

Project Manager, Delphi International Group                        1/87-11/88

Washington, DC

 

Consultant, US Department of State                                      10/83-12/86

Washington, DC

 

Assistant Professor, Political Science                                     9/82-6/85

University of Redlands, Redlands, CA

 

Assistant Professor, Political Science                                     9/81-6/82

Haverford College, Haverford, PA

 

Lecturer, Politics                                                                     9/81-6/82

Princeton University                                                  

 

Country Risk Analyst, Moody’s Investor Service                  9/81-12/81

New York, NY

 

Group Leader, Operation Crossroads, Ghana, Africa                        Summer 1978

 

VISITING POSITIONS

Visiting Faculty Fellow, Civic Education Project                  2001/2002

American University in Kyrgyzstan

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

 

University of Bucharest

Bucharest, Romania

 

J. William Fulbright Lecturer                                                  1997

University of Bucharest

Bucharest, Romania

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

Books

 

Understanding American Government 6/e, Robert Bresler, Robert Friedrich, Joseph J. Karlesky, D. Grier Stephenson, Charles Turner, James A. Mitchell,Horizon Publishing, 2009.

Readings in American Government, James A. Mitchell, Kendall-Hunt Publishers, 2007.

American Government and Politics in Focus 2/e, Whittier Publications, 2005.

American Government and Politics in Focus, Whittier Publications, 2004

 

Scholarly Articles

 

The Assimilation of Racial Minorities into Central Eastern European Societies in the 21st Century: Central Eastern and Western Europe in Comparative Perspective, Political Sciences & Public Affairs, Volume 3:1, April 10, 2015.

 

A Fragile Partnership: The Atlantic Alliance Since World War II, in, US-European Relations (tentative) George Voskopoulos, editor,  Papazisis Publishers, Athens 2007.

 

Romanian-American Relations Post-September 11, in, Transatlantic Relations and European Integration: Realities and Dilemmas, George Voskopoulos, editor, ICDAI University Press, Hyderabad, India, 2006.

 

Middle Power Statesmanship for the New Millennium: Greece in the 21st Century, in, Greek Foreign Policy, From the 20th to the 21st Century, George Voskopoulos, editor Papazisis Publishers, Athens, 2005.

 

The Assimilation of Racial Minorities into European Societies: Central/Eastern and Western Europe in Comparative Perspective, in, Minority Discourses in a Cross/Transcultural Perspective, Eugenia Sojka and Tomasz Sikora (eds.), Katowice: Wydawnictwo Naukowe, 2004.

 

Corruption, the Electoral Process, and the Politics of Transition in Romania, Romanian Journal of Society and Politics, Volume 2, Number 1, (May 2002).

 

A “New” New World Order?: World Affairs in An Era of Terror, Sfera Politicii, Number 100, April 2002.

 

The Political Economy of US-African Relations in the New World Order,  Development and Socioeconomic Progress, January-March 1996.

 

50 Years of Collective Insecurity: The United Nations, IMF, and African Underdevelopment, Development, 1995:4.

 

Adjustment in Africa: A Closer Look, UN 50 Journal, April 1995.

 

The Political Economy of US-African Relations in the New World Order, Africa in the Contemporary International Order/Disorder, Mulugeta Agonafer (ed.), University Press of America, 1994.

 

African Debt and the New World Order: Putting the Regime at Risk, Development and Socioeconomic Progress, April-June 1993.

 

From NIEO to Rio: The Continuing Crisis of North-South Relations, Journal of Third World Studies, Fall 1993.

 

New York-Rio-New York: The Paradigm of North-South Conflict, Development, 1993:1.

 

Negro y Moreno in the Hood: Black-Latino Relations in South Los Angeles in, City of Angels, Gerry Riposa and Carol Dersche (eds.), Kendall-Hunt, 1992.

 

IMF Conditions and Dependence: The Case of Nigeria, World Review, September 1991.

 

Web Site

United States Presidential Election 2008, Cengage Publishers, www.fmaonline.com/clients/cengage/2008_election.

 

Op-Ed Articles

 

The Mission in Iraq: Bush Cannot Have It Both Ways, American Chronicle. July 1, 2005

 

The Battle for the EU: A Referendum on Diversity, American Chronicle, June 28, 2005.

 

Book Reviews

 

International Politics, 4/e, Robert Art and Robert Jervis, Addison Wesley Longman, April 1998.

 

World Politics in a New Era, Steven Spiegel, Harcourt Brace, November 1996.

 

American Foreign Policy, Steven Hook, Congressional Quarterly, June 1996

 

PRESENTATIONS

International Journal of Arts and Sciences Conference, Prague, Czech Republic, The Assimilation of of Racial Minorities into Central and Eastern Europe in the 21st Century, June 10-13, 2014.

 

Temple Aliyah: Men’s Night, America on the World Stage, Woodland Hills, CA, December 12, 2013.

 

US Speaker’s Program, United States Embassy, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, “U.S. Foreign Policy Toward Africa: Constant Interests and Variable Approaches”, August 20-30, 2011, Dar es Salaam, Arusha and, Zanzibar, Tanzania

 

Panelist, Social Infrastructure and Immigration: Retrofitting California, 17th Annual Envisioning California Conference, Los Angeles, California, September 22-23, 2005.

 

Second Keynote Address, The Assimilation of Racial Minorities into European Societies: Central/Eastern and Western Europe in Comparative Perspective, Minority Discourses in a Cross/Transcultural Perspective, University of Silesia, Ustron, Poland, April 26-29, 2002.

 

Riding Out the Third Wave? U.S. Relations With Central Europe Post 9/11, America in/from Romania, The Romanian Association for American Studies-Fulbright Commission Conference, Bucharest, Romania January 31-February 1, 2002.

 

A “New” New World Order?: World Affairs in An Era of Terror, paper presented at a Democratization, Representation, Interest Groups, and Regional Politics Conference, Institutul de Cercetari Politice si Comisia Fulbright, December 5, 2001, Bucharest, Romania.

 

What Do Social Sciences Have to Offer? roundtable discussant, Bridging the Gap Between Academia and the African Community, National Black Graduate Student Conference, Claremont University Graduate School, Claremont, CA, May 22-26, 1996.

The Political Economy of U.S.-African Relations in the New World Order, Western Social Science Annual Meeting, Oakland, CA, April 29, 1995.

 

African Debt and the New World Order: Putting the Regime at Risk, Africa in the Contemporary International Order/Disorder: Crises and Possibilities, Springfield College, December 3, 1993.

 

IMF Conditions and Dependence: The Case of Nigeria, Western Social Science Association Annual Meeting, Fort Worth, TX, April 26, 1985

 

Atlanticism at Bay, Western Social Science Association Annual Meeting, April 26, 1985.

 

The Politics of Sport: The Case of the Olympic Games 1984, Western Social Science Association Annual Meeting, April 1994.

 

FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS

 

United States Department of State, Bureau of International Information Programs (IIP), US Speakers Program Grant, US Embassy, Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, August 2011

 

Dedication to the Social Science Academia Award, Political Science Student Association (PSSA), California State University, Northridge, 2005-2007

 

Visiting Faculty Fellow, Civic Education Project, American University in Kyrgyzstan and University of Bucharest, Romania 2001-2002

 

Marquis’ Who’s Who in the World 2000-Present

 

Marquis’ Who’s Who in America 2000-Present

 

Strathmore’s Who’s Who 2005

 

J. William Fulbright Fellowship, University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania 1997

 

Certificate of Honor and Merit, United Nations Association, October 1996

 

National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, Mount Vernon College, 1989

 

John Parker Compton Predoctoral Fellowship, Center for International Studies, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University 1980-1981

 

Research Program for Development Studies Grant, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, 1979

 

Graduate Fellowship, Princeton University, 1977-1981

 

AFFILIATIONS

 

Academic Advisory Board Member, Annual Editions: American Foreign Policy 06/07

 

Board Member, Southeast European Institute for International Affairs (SEEIIA)

 

Founding Member, National Campaign for Tolerance, Southern Poverty Law Center

 

Member, American Political Science Association