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CURRICULUM VITAE
JOHN J. O'RORKE

103-1 Old Main, Department of Political Science
Frostburg State University, Frostburg, MD 21532
(301) 687-4277, fax: (301) 687-4760
e-mail: jororke@frostburg.edu

Professional Activities

Section Chair, Teaching, Learning, and the Profession, Northeast Political Science Association, Annual Meeting, 1998 - present.

Section Chair, Teaching, Pennsylvania Political Science Association, Annual Meeting, 2000 - present.

"Building On-Line Courses: Some Pedagogical Considerations," Northeast Political Science Association, Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA, November 2001.

Chair/discussant for Image Creation and the Conduct of Diplomacy panel, " Northeast Political Science Association, Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA, November 2001.

"Using the Internet and World Wide Web to Enhance Distance Education Courses," Pennsylvania Political Science Association, Annual Meeting, Harrisburg, PA, April, 2001.

"Applying Alternative Assessment Techniques to Political Science Courses: Lessons Learned," Northeast Political Science Association, Annual Conference, Albany, NY, November 2000.

Chair/discussant for Human Rights panel, Northeast Political Science Association, Annual Meeting, 2000. Chair for The State of the Profession 2000, Northeast Political Science Association, Annual Meeting, 2000.

"Designing Political Science Courses to be Delivered Asynchronously," Pennsylvania Political Science Association, Annual Meeting, Reading, PA, April, 2000.

"Integrating Technology into the Classroom: Three Degrees of Infusion," Northeast Political Science Association, Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA, November 1999.

Chair for Human Rights panel, Northeast Political Science Association, Annual Meeting, 1999.

Chair for The Status of the Political Science Major: The Wahlke Report to the Profession Plus Ten, Roundtable, Northeast Political Science Association, Annual Meeting, 1999.

"Structuring the Classroom to Develop Critical Thinking," Pennsylvania Political Science Association, Annual Conference, Villanova, PA, April, 1999.

Discussant for Teaching Undergraduates panel, Pennsylvania Political Science Association, Annual Conference, Villanova, PA, April, 1999.

Roundtable Discussion, "Security Issues in the Middle East," Frostburg State University, April, 1999.

"Techniques in Developing Critical Thinking Skills," Northeast Political Science Association, Annual Conference, Boston, MA, November, 1998.

"The Impact of Capitalism on Political Participation in the US", a panel discuss, The Philosophical Forum, Frostburg State University, Fall 1997.

" Integrating Cooperative Learning, Critical Thinking, and Assessment Techniques into the College Classroom", Northeast Political Science Association, Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA, November, 1997.

"Teaching Comparative Politics: Alternative Techniques", International Studies Association, Northeast, Annual Conference, Boston, MA, November, 1996.

"Technology and the Erosion of the Bill of Rights", Changes in the Contemporary World Discussion Series, Frostburg State University, Spring 1996.

"The Environment and Politics in the US: A History of Oil and Water", Changes in the Contemporary World Discussion Series, Frostburg State University, Spring 1995.

"The Five Crises of Political Development Revisited: Latin America and the Post Soviet Bloc", Changes in the Contemporary World Discussion Series, Frostburg State University, Spring 1994.

"Advances in Technology and the Right to Privacy", Delaware Heritage Commission, Dover, DE Spring 1991.

"Quantum Physics: The God That Plays Dice", Delaware Humanities Forum, Rehobeth Beach, DE Spring 1991.

"Evolution: What Can We Learn From Socio-Biology", Delaware Humanities Forum, Rehobeth Beach, DE, Spring 1991.

"The Changing Work Ethic in the United States", Delaware Humanities Forum, Dover, DE, Spring 1990.

"The Development of Interactive Computer-Learning Aids Using Hypercard: An Example from World Politics", American Political Science Association, Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA, September 1990.

Fellowships, Grants, and Scholarships

Faculty Development Summer Stipend, Frostburg State University, 1999

Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellow, Center for Soviet and Eastern Europe Studies, University
of Pennsylvania,
1985-1988

Summer Research Fellow, Center for Soviet Studies, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, Summer 1987

Policy Scholar, New York Sea Grant Institute, Albany NY, 1983-1984

Teaching Experience

Associate Professor, Frostburg State University, Frostburg, MD, (1991 - present)
Courses Taught: American Politics; Comparative Politics; International Studies; World Politics;
Research Methods; US Foreign Policy; US National Security Policy; Political Thought; American
Political Thought; American Public Policy; Comparative Politics; Latin America; Politics of Developing Areas; Politics Of Africa; Politics of the Middle East; Women and Politics; Public Administration

Instructor, Wesley College, Dover, DE, (1/1989-5/1991)
Courses Taught: American Politics; Introduction to Political Science; Introduction to World Politics;
US Political Parties and Interest Groups; Political Theory; Public Administration; Soviet Politics;
US Federal Court System

Instructor, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, (1989, 1990)
Courses Taught: Introduction to Political Science; American Governmental Process

Teaching Assistant, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, (1988)
Courses Taught: The Modern American Presidency

Instructor, Rosemont College, Rosemont, PA, (1987)
Courses Taught: Introduction to American Government

Education

Ph.D., 1997
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,
Fields: Comparative Politics, American Politics, Soviet Politics
Dissertation Title: New Directions in Federalism: The Impact of ISTEA

Master of Public Administration, 1984
SUNY at Albany, Nelson A. Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, Albany, New York
Major field: Policy Analysis

Bachelor of Arts, 1982
Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts
Major: Political Science, Area Specialty: Soviet/Russian Studies

Membership in Professional Associations

American Political Science Association; Northeast American Political Science Association; Pennsylvania Political Science

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