Zhenqing Zhang is an assistant professor of political
science in Hamline University's
College of Liberal Arts. His research interests include international
political economy, international institutions, Asian politics,
democratization and human rights. He has extensive field
work experience in China. Prior to joining Hamline University, he
obtained a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Minnesota,
Twin Cities, an MA in international studies and a BA in English
(Diplomacy) from Beijing Foreign Affairs College, China. Professor Zhang
also holds a graduate certificate from Johns Hopkins University-Nanjing
University Center for Chinese and American Studies.
Students taking courses with Professor
Zhang will develop oral, writing, and analytical skills pertaining to
global and regional political economy. They will also develop
cross-cultural understanding, which prepares them to adapt to a rapidly
changing world politics.
"I see my role as a professor as not only a mentor, but also a fellow traveler with the students on their way to becoming independent critical thinkers, capable problem-solvers, or even budding social scientists. Through my teaching, my students should not only get familiar with the course material per se, but also develop new thoughts and world visions to develop into global citizens."