Missouri State University
Department of Political Science
Faculty and Staff


Dennis Hickey
Distinguished Professor &
Director of the Graduate Program in Global Studies

 

Education:

  • Ph.D. University of Texas (1988)

  • M.A. Texas State University (1978)

  • B.A. University of Texas (1975)

Mailing Address:

Department of Political Science
Missouri State University
901 South National Avenue
Springfield, MO 65897

Communication:

Office Phone: (417) 836-5850
Fax: (417) 836-6655
E-mail: dennishickey@missouristate.edu
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Office Location:

Strong Hall 325

Research Interests:

Dr. Dennis Hickey is the James F. Morris Endowed Professor of Political Science, Distinguished Professor, and Director of the Graduate Program in Global Studies.  Professor Hickey's research and teaching interests include the International Relations of East Asia, National Security and American Foreign Policy.  He is the sole-author of four books, Foreign Policy Making in Taiwan:  From Principle to Pragmatism (Routledge Publishers, London, 2007),  The Armies of East Asia:  China, Taiwan, Japan and the Koreas (2001), Taiwan's Security in the Changing International System (1997) and U.S. - Taiwan Security Ties (1994) and the co-editor of three books, New Thinking About the Taiwan Issue:  Theoretical Insights into Its Origins, Dynamics and Prospects (Routledge Publishers, London, 2012),  Dancing with the Dragon: China's Emergence in the Developing World (Lexington Books, Lanham, Maryland, 2010) and Toward Better Governance in China:  An Unconventional Pathway of Political Reform ( Lexington Books,  Lanham, Maryland 2010). Professor Hickey has also published over fifty scholarly articles and book chapters.  In addition to these publications, he has contributed dozens of op-ed pieces to newspapers including The China Daily, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Kansas City Star and The Taipei Times .  He also has been interviewed by electronic media organizations including China Central Television (CCTV), Cable News Network (CNN) and The Voice of America (VOA), quoted by print media organizations including the Associated Press (AP), Agence France Presse (AFP) and the Singapore Straits Times  and received many external grants. In the area of service, Dr. Hickey has served as a consultant for the US Congress, a variety of US governmental agencies, think-tanks and private firms and served as Director of the Graduate Program in International Affairs and Administration from 2000 to 2002 and from 2006 to 2008.  In 1999, Dr. Hickey was selected by MSU as a University Fellow in Research and he completed a second term as University Fellow in August 2005.  Dr. Hickey has also received awards for excellence in teaching (2001 and 2006), research (1997, 1999 and 2005), service (2000 and 2004) and the University Foundation Award for excellence in research (2002) and excellence in service (2011). In 2000, Dr. Hickey was elected to the post of Deputy Director of the American Political Science Association's Conference Group on Taiwan Studies and in 2002 he was elected to the post of Director (he completed his term in 2005). In 2008, Dr. Hickey was a Fulbright Exchange Scholar at the China Foreign Affairs University in Beijing, China, and that same year he was named the James F. Morris Endowed Professor of Political Science. He presently serves as a Research Associate at San Francisco State University's Center for US-China Policy Studies and on the editorial board of  two scholarly journals (The Journal of Chinese Political Science and  Taiwan Defense Affairs). From 2008 to 2010, Dr Hickey was also a member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Chinese Political Studies and he is presently an associate member of the University of Chicago's Center for East Asian Studies. In the spring semester of 2013, Dr. Dennis Hickey was promoted to the rank of Distinguished Professor.  
 


Curriculum Vitae
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Spring 2014 Teaching Responsibilities: 

PLS 545 (& 645):  Politics of East Asia

PLS 713: Graduate Seminar in Foreign Policy Decision-Making


 


Useful Links for Students and Faculty
 

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Link to Master's in Global Studies Program


Some Images from my
Twenty-Three Years with Missouri State University

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Strong Hall (Home of the Political Science Department at Missouri State)

 


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