I am Professor and Fayez Sarofim – Cullen Trust for Higher Education Endowed Chair in International Studies, Department Chair of International Studies & Modern Languages, Department Chair of Political Science, Director of the Master of Diplomacy & Strategic Affairs Program, Director of the Taiwan & East Asia Studies Program, and Director of the Mandarin Center of the Universities of St. Thomas and Wenzao Ursuline at the University of St. Thomas

I am currently serving as President of the North America Taiwanese Professors’ Association, Board Member of the American Association for Chinese Studies, Treasurer of Conference Group on Taiwan Studies (CGOTS) at the American Political Science Association, Book Review Editor of American Journal of Chinese Studies, and Editorial Board Member for East Asia Quarterly. I am also the co-founder of the Taiwan Policy Initiative (TPI).

I received my Ph.D. in Political Science from Texas A&M University and a B.A. in Political Science from National Taiwan University

My research focuses on public opinion, foreign policy, international security, US-China-Taiwan relations, East Asian politics, terrorism and political violence, and quantitative methods. My teaching interests include international studies, comparative politics, and research methods.