Thomas B. Rowan III, PhD

Chicago State University
9501 S. King Drive
Chicago, IL 60628-1598, USA


Bernard Rowan is Associate Provost, Contract Administration, and Professor of Political Science at Chicago State University, where he has served for 28 years. Rowan earned his undergraduate degree in political science and economics at Vanderbilt University, a Master’s degree in political philosophy at the University of York (UK), and his doctorate in political science at the University of Chicago. He is a past fellow of the Korea Foundation and has served as visiting professor at Hanyang University (South Korea). He is the author or co-editor of several volumes and numerous articles. Rowan is a peer reviewer with the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and a Mentor with the HLC Assessment Academy.


• (1993) PhD, University of Chicago
• (1988) MA, University of York
• (1986) BA, University of Vanderbilt

Research Interest

His research interest includes: Korean politics, Society and culture, American foreign policy, Academic governance, Strategic planning, Assessment.

Scientific Activities


1. Rowan B. Celebrating the poetry of yoon dong-ju. International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences. 2020; 6(4): 42-45.
2. Rowan B. Administration of faculty contracts during financial exigency. In: Declaring Financial Exigency in Higher Education: How Do You Recover? Green S, ed. Hauppauge, New York, USA: Nova Science Publishers; 2018.
3. Rowan B. Barriers to Korean unification. International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences. 2017; 3(6): 28-36.
4. Rowan III TB. Whither good governance: Beyond the current malaise in higher education. US-China Education Review A. 2016; 6(11): 621-632. doi: 10.17265/2161-623X/2016.11.001
5. Rowan III TB. Managing strategic planning to better practice. US-China Education Review B. 2015; 5(9): 541-551. doi: 10.17265/2161-6248/2015.09.001
6. Rowan III TB. Academic portfolios, holistic learning, and student success in higher education. US-China Education Review A. 2014; 4(9): 637-645.
7. Rowan B. Korean Administrative Culture: 21st Century Possibilities. In: Park E-k, Park C-s, Rowan B, eds. Discover Korea in Public Administration. Seoul: Korea Institute of Public Administration; 2011: 85-102.
8. Rowan B and Park S. The chubu: Women between Korea’s past and future. Korea Observer. 2010; 41: 3(Autumn 2010): 351-378.
9. Rowan B. Citizen participation in the United States and Korea. In: Park E-k, Klitz W, eds.Local Administration and Governance. Seoul: Ingansarang Press; 2009: 217-240.
10. Rowan B, Eung-Kyuk P. Federalist path to Korean unification: Global and local prerequisites. Korea Observer. 2008; 39(3): 453-485.
11. Rowan B, Kim T. Tailored engagement: American foreign policy in an age of anti-americanism. New Asia. 2008; 15(1): 142-169.
12. Rowan B. The National Security Strategy of the United States 2006. New Asia. 2007; 14(2): 5-33.
13. Rowan B. The Ajumma and Their Social Understanding: What They Say. In: Kim H-R, Hahm C, eds.Korean Studies Forum. Seoul: Yonsei University Press; 2007: 127-166.
14. Rowan B. The Ajumma and Confucianism in 21st Century Political. Science Review. 2005; 15(3): 325-354.
15. Rowan B. American Federalism and Korean Unification. New Asia. 2005; 12(4): 29-55.
16. Rowan B. E-government and the city of Chicago: Overview and three recent developments. In: A Comparative Study of Innovations in Local Government. Seoul: Gangnam District Office; 2004: 91-99, 193-199.
17. Rowan B. Chicago Government: The structure and administration of local autonomy in a major metropolitan city” and “implications for Seoul. In: Ideas for Governance in Global Cities. Seoul, Chicago, Berlin. 2003; 2002-PR-14: 237-267.
18. Examining the American National Security Strategy. New Asia. 2003; 10(1): 166-191.
19. Rowan B. Urban continuities, urban challenges: Comparing the Ajumma and African-Americans. International Journal of Urban Sciences. 2000; 4(2): 226-246.
20. Rowan B. On the Ajumma: A political and economic perspective on Korean Women. Journal of Asiatic Studies. 1999; 42(2): 185-220.
21. The 21st Century and Communitarian Liberalism. Abstracts of the Second Annual US-China Conference on Education. 1998; A Critical Thinking Reader. Allyn and Bacon Publishers. 1997.