John Ishiyama | Department of Political Science

John Ishiyama

Department Chair and Professor
Wooten Hall 125A


  • Comparative Politics: democratization and political parties in post communist Russian, European, Eurasian and African (especially Ethiopian) politics, ethnic conflict and ethnic politics, the scholarship of teaching and learning.
  • Was editor in chief of the American Political Science Review 2012-2016. Was principal investigator, along with Joseph Oppong, for the National Science Foundation-Research Experience for Undergraduates (NSF-REU) grant "UNT Civil Conflict Management and Peace Science" that funds one of only a few NSF-REU political science sites in the country, and he was Director of that program (2010-2020).
  • Past President President of the American Political Science Association
  • Piper Professor of Texas