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John Linantud Biography

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John Linantud

Associate Professor Political Science

Office: N1044

John Linantud began teaching at the University of Houston-Downtown in 2002, and is currently Associate Professor and Degree Coordinator of Political Science. His degrees include a B.A. from Catholic University (1989), M.A. from George Washington University (1992) and a Ph.D. from Arizona State (2000). Linantud currently teaches Federal Government; Texas Government; Introduction to World Politics; East and Southeast Asia; Dictatorship and Democracy in the Developing World; Dictatorship and Democracy in Europe, Russia, and the United States; Politics of the Americas; and Political Science Capstone. Linantud has also published journal articles in Contemporary Southeast Asia (Singapore) Geopolitics (United Kingdom) International Journal of Heritage Studies (United Kingdom) and International Social Science Review (United States). Finally, he has participated in study abroad programs in London and Cuba.

2000 Ph.D. Political Science Arizona State University, Tempe
1992  M.A. International Affairs George Washington University, Washington D.C.
1989 B.A. Politics Catholic University, Washington D.C.
POLS 2305 Federal Government
POLS 2306 Texas Government
POLS 3308 Introduction to World Politics*,**
POLS 4308 East and Southeast Asian Politics
POLS 4309 Dictatorship and Democracy in the Developing World*
POLS 4312 Dictatorship and Democracy in Europe, Russia, and the United States*
POLS 4322 Politics of the Americas*
POLS 4390 Directed Study
POLS 4399 Political Science Capstone (UHD High Impact Practice class)*
SOS 4301 Special Projects in the Social Sciences

* Created by Dr. Linantud   **Includes

​Dr. Linantud has been teaching political science since January 1997. He received a PhD from Arizona State in 2000, and began work at UHD in 2002. Linantud has published articles, book reviews, and political risk essays in journals such as Contemporary Southeast Asia, Geopolitics, The International Journal of Heritage Studies, International Perspectives IQ, and The International Social Science Review. In support of his teaching responsibilities, he has recently traveled to Cuba, Israel, the Kyrgyz Republic, and the Republic of China.

Fall 2008 - Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Houston-Downtown
2002-2008 Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Houston-Downtown
2001-2002 Lecturer, Interdisciplinary Studies, Arizona State University
2000-2001 Adjunct Professor of Political Science, Arizona State University
2000-2001 Instructor, Chandler-Gilbert Community College, Arizona
1999-2000 Philippines Politics Analyst, Intertech Technologies, Los Angeles
1999-2000 Herman Kahn Fellow in National Security, Hudson Institute, Indianapolis
1994-1998 Teaching Assistant, Political Science, Arizona State University

High Impact Teaching Practices
• Comparative politics country reports
• Electronic rooms with computers for each student
• Role play (in-class improvisation assignment)
• (online immersive online world politics simulation)
• Student mentoring for course credit, primarily of other students playing Statecraft
• UHD Student Research Conference for course credit

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