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Study Room Policy

Updated April, 2014

  1. The study room is available for individual study and research. Anything else should not be held inside the study room.
  2. Students in the study room value quiet. All students should keep their voices to a minimum and refrain from noisy activities (e.g. set cell phone on silent).
  3. Students should depart with all of their personal belongings when leave seats.  A LIBRARY STUDY SPACE BREAK paper slip must be filled out completely and left on top of personal materials in a study space if a short leave up to 20 minutes needed.
  4. Personal belongings should be removed onto book carts in A305 from study desks to accommodate others when students leave for more than 20 minutes or without a library study space break.  And they should be removed to the University Lost & Found at 15:00 on Friday.
  5. Students should take care of personal belongings.  The Library accepts no liability for any damage or loss to the personal possessions of any student when moved.
  6. Food should not be consumed in the study room.  Beverages such as tea, coffee, and water may be enjoyed.
  7. Library staff that perform tasks associated with this Policy are to be treated with polite respect.  People, who do not comply with the Library regulations, may be asked to leave the Library by Library staff and they may be banned from re-entering.

Circulation Policy

Updated April 8th,2016

In order to achieve a more efficient use and management of library items and provide teaching, academic and research support to students, faculty and staff, following library loan rules are formulated:

Ι. Loan Period

  1. General items: 4 weeks (28 days)
  2. Reference works: in-library use only.
  3. Course Reserve: 2 hours, in-library use only
  4. Back issue of periodicals: 1 week (7 days)

II. Penalty

  1. RMB 1.00 per day for any item from General Stacks overdue
  2. RMB 1.00 per hour for any item from Course Reserve Stacks overdue
  3. Maximum amount of penalty on a patron: RMB 100.00
  4. When reaching RMB 100.00, a patron’s loan privilege is deprived until the amount is paid.

III. Replacement for a Damaged or Lost Item

  1. The patron who is responsible for the damaged or lost item shall pay for the damage or loss.
  2. For an item damaged to a degree that it is unrepairable, charge for a
    replacement of the item shall be levied. The same applies to a lost item.
  3. Charge for a replacement is what the library paid for the original item, plus a service charge of RMB 20.00.

This Library Loan Rules take immediate effect when it is published, and Wenzhou-Kean University Library owns all rights to interpret the rules.

Interlibrary Loan

Student, faculty, and staff researchers can request articles they need that are not available through a Kean or Wenzhou-Kean Library subscription, at no out-of-pocket cost.  Click here for the online request form. Paper request forms are also available in room A 301 of General Education Hall.

Whether you are using a Kean subscription database like ProQuest Central or Google Scholar, not every relevant article you find has available full text. Or a colleague sends an article link to you, but the publisher web site says you have to pay a fee. The Library will now pay a smaller fee directly to another library, and we receive a copy to provide to you. Chapters of academic texts or conference proceedings can also be obtained, provided you have a complete citation with page numbers. The Library will check all incoming requests for accuracy before processing the request.

At this moment, in China, international book interlibrary loan cannot be effectively conducted. Chinese shipping delays for printed materials are too unpredictable and arbitrary. We can also offer copies of articles we have to other libraries, though our holdings are so small we expect little demand. It is more cost-effective for our Library to provide an occasional copy of an important article than subscribe to expensive journals whose cost per use would be extremely high.  Because there is not an unlimited budget for this service, a limitation of 5 article requests per month per individual will be imposed at the beginning.

Library Hours

Library Collection

(GEH A301)

Monday-Friday                     08:30-22:00

Saturday                                 10:00-18:00

Sunday                                    10:00-21:00


Feb. 9/Fri.                             08:30-16:30

Feb. 10-26/Sat.-Mon.                 Closed

Study Room

(GEH A304, GEH A308)

Discussion Area

(West wing of GEH A)

24/7 Study Room

(GEH A305)

Opens 24/7

(except when the University closes)

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University staff, students, and other interested parties can make recommendations for purchase to the Library. Please use the Recommendation Form.

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Change of Major

  • Notice for change of major released at the beginning of each semester
  • Hand in application form and relevant materials before the deadline
  • Check the information after the name list is published
  • Change of Major Name list Confirmed
  • Office of the Registrar reports to the Department of Education Zhejiang Province to alter student’s record

Note: 1.Freshmen can apply to change their major twice in the first academic year.

Suspension of Schooling

  • Fill in the suspension application form downloaded from the University website
  • Provide the hospital diagnosis certificate and permission from the University Medical Center if suspension for medical reasons
  • Process withdrawal procedures
  • Process student record alteration procedure

Note: 1.The unit period of suspension of schooling is one year and students can apply for continuous suspension of schooling once before the previous suspension expires.
2.During the suspension period, students will not be allowed to participate in teaching activities.

Resumption of Schooling

  • Fill in the resumption application form downloaded from the University website
  • Provide the resumption permission from the University Medical Center if suspension for medical reasons
  • Get the permission from the Office of Registrar
  • Pay the resumption fee in finance office
  • Process the student record alteration procedure

Note: 1.Student should apply for resumption of schooling before the suspension expires.

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Holger W. HENKE

Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs


Education: University of the West Indies (U.W.I., Mona campus), Jamaica, (1987-1996). University of Munich, Germany, (1981-1987).
Qualifications: Ph.D. (U.W.I., 1996) – Foreign Policy and Dependency: A Comparative Study of the Manley and Seaga Administrations in Jamaica – 1972-1989, (525 pages), (Supervision: Dr. Herb Addo (†), Director, Institute for International Relations – U.W.I., St. Augustine, Trinidad & Tobago).

M.A. (Munich, 1987) – The Caribbean as a Sphere of Interest of the United States – Case study: Jamaica, (203 pages), (Supervision: Prof. Dr. Peter J. Opitz, , University of Munich, Germany).

Work Experience:  

Associate Vice-President for Academic Affairs , Wenzhou-Kean University, since November 2014 Assistant Provost, York College (CUNY), 2008-2014.

Associate Professor (2008) – Audrey Cohen School of Human Services and Education, Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY).

Assistant Professor (2004-08) – Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY).

Senior Research Fellow, Council on Hemispheric Affairs (COHA), Washington, D.C., January 2007-12.

Senior Fellow, Caribbean Research Center (Medgar Evers College – CUNY), since September 2002.

Rockefeller Fellow, Institute for Research of the African Diaspora in the Americas and the Caribbean (IRADAC) at The Graduate Center (CUNY), Fall semester 2002.

Assistant Director (Research & Publications), Caribbean Research Center (Medgar Evers College – CUNY), September 2001 – August 2002.

Research & Publications Officer, Caribbean Research Center (Medgar Evers College – CUNY), (responsible for research development, recruitment, supervision of research assistants, academic journal, book publications of the Caribbean Diaspora Press, Inc., public relations, special events), Aug. 2000 – Aug. 2001.

Research Fellow, Caribbean Research Center (Medgar Evers College – CUNY), (responsible for grant writing, research development, website management, and academic journal), Sept. 1999 – July 2000.

Associate Professor (adjunct), Dept. of History and Political Science, Iona College, Global civilizations, Fall 1998 – Summer 1999.

Assistant Professor (adjunct), Dept. of Sociology, Hunter College (CUNY), Race & Ethnic Relations, Fall 1998.

Instructor, Dept. of Government, University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica, Introduction to Politics, 1988-1994.

Instructor, Dept. of German, Univ. of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica, 1988/89.

College service   (York College) President’s Cabinet (Member)

Personnel & Budget Committee (Secretary)

President’s Chairs & Directors Committee (Member)

Presidential Committee for Ceremonial Events (Member)

Graduation & Retention Action Plan Committee (Co-chair)

Honors Recognition Committee (Chair)

Curriculum Committee (Administrative liaison)

Instruction Committee (Administrative liaison)

Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) Coordinator/IRB Administrator

Study Abroad (Liaison)

Financial Aid Appeals/Satisfactory Academic Progress Committee (Chair)

Senate Executive Committee (Member)

CUNY-wide Committee on Academic Technology (Member)

Search Committees:

· Dean of Health & Behavioral Sciences (Chair)

· Director, CUNY Aviation Institute at York College (Chair)

· Director, Communications & Marketing (Member)

Master Plan Committee (Member)

Strategic Planning Committee (Member)

Academic Council (Member)

2012 Haitian Studies Association (@ York) conference planning committee


Academic Program Reviews (Coordinator)

Academic Integrity Officer

Conflicts of Interest Officer

Graduation/Retention initiative of John N. Gardner Institute (Campus liaison to JNGI)

(MCNY)                      Faculty Council (Recording Secretary, 2005-07;  Vice-Chair, 2007- 08)

Core curriculum committee

Bachelor in American Urban Studies curriculum committee

Faculty Life Committee (Chair)

Faculty search committee

International Academic Partnership Committee

Academic advisor for Phi Theta Kappa honor society chapter

Organizer/Facilitator of annual Caribbean Heritage Month event



International relations: (international political economy; international relations theory; development theory and policies; global governance;  international financial system; international organizations; “Third World” foreign policies; U.S. foreign policy; history of the modern world system; United Nations; migration; adaptation and conflict in migrant host societies).

Comparative politics: (development in East Asia; German politics and history since 1933; immigration and ethnic relations in the U.S., Caribbean, and Germany; terrorism in Germany; Caribbean political systems; Caribbean history, governance and political culture; Caribbean religions).

African Diaspora: (introductory courses on colonial history of Anglophone, Francophone, Dutch and Hispanic [including Latin America] countries; intermediate and upper level courses in race and ethnic relations, history of Caribbean integration into the world economy; graduate courses in 20th century political and economic history, independence, and migration of Anglophone Caribbeans, as well as Caribbean Thought).

Courses taught:  –     Introduction to Politics

–     Introduction to Social Systems

–     Global Civilizations

–     Race & Ethnic Relations

–     Promoting Empowerment through Community Liaison (Clinical seminar)

–     The Historical and Comparative Study of Professional Ethics: An Introduction to U.S. History

–     Comparative Philosophies of Community (Distance learning course using Blackboard and Moodle)

–     Everyday Life in Urban Settings (American Studies Program)

–     Sociology of Group Behavior

–     Philosophies of Change

–     Teaching and Communication

–     Philosophies of Education

–     Social, Political and Economic Aspects of Service Delivery



External program reviewer, University of Toronto, Caribbean Studies program, January 2012;

Consultant for Freedom House for annual country report on seven Caribbean nations – since Fall 2011;

Wadabagei.  A Journal of the Caribbean and its Diasporas (refereed journal published by the Caribbean Research Center at Medgar Evers College, CUNY & Lexington Books) – Assistant Editor (1997-2003), Editor (since 2004).

External examiner (for M.Sc. degree) – University of the West Indies, Dept. of Sociology (October 1997; October 1998).

Conducted workshops and guest lectures at UWI (1995, 2001), Columbia University (2000), NYU (2001, 2003), St. Francis College (2001, 2005), Brooklyn College (2001), Yale University (2002), University of Munich (2003), Princeton University (2006), Université des Antilles et de la Guyane (2007).

Special Assistant to Dr. Alexander G. Friedrich (Ret. UN Executive Secretary), organizer of the conference “Regional Cooperation Worldwide,” U.W.I./ CARICOM/CDB/CAIC, Kingston/Port Antonio, 1989/90.

Publications:  Summary:

Books 6
Chapters in books 12
Articles in refereed journals 19
Book reviews 3
Interviews 4
Newspaper/magazine articles 9
Unpublished papers   1
a) Books:

1)    Constructing Vernacular Culture in the Trans-Caribbean, (lead) co-editor with Karl-Heinz Magister, Lexington Books, Lanham 2008 – (with contributions by Carol Bailey, Curwen Best, Melvin Butler, Raphael Dalleo, Maarit Forde, Holger Henke, Wendy Knepper, Karl-Heinz Magister, Patricia Mohammed, Mies van Niekerk, Lyndon Phillip, Elaine Savory, Bettina E. Schmidt, Mimi Sheller, Tanya Shields, Constance Sutton).

2)   Crossing Over.  Comparing Recent Migration in the United States and Europe, editor, Lexington Books, Lanham 2005 – (with contributions by Tahir Abbas, Parveen Akhtar, Christina Boswell, Alessandra Buonfino, Jeffrey Cohen, Franck Düvell, Holger Henke, Zeynep Kiliç, Holger Kolb, Wei Li, Guillermo Alonso Meneses, Pierpaolo Mudu, Joyce Marie Mushaben, Sònia Parella, May Relaño Pastor, Sara Silvestri, Ibrahim Sirkeci, Carlota Solé, Peter van  Krieken).

3)    Modern Political Culture in the Caribbean, (lead) co-editor with Fred Reno (Director, CAGI, Université des Antilles et de la Guyane), The University of the West Indies Press, Kingston 2003 – (with contributions by Fred Constant, Anton Allahar, Perry Mars, Jacky Dahomay, Anita Waters, Douglas Midgett, Simboonath Singh, Holger Henke, Obika Gray, Brian Meeks, Bert Hoffmann, Hans-Jürgen Burchardt, David Hinds, Edward Dew, Percy Hintzen, and Fred Reno).

4)    The West Indian Americans, Greenwood Press, Westport (CT) 2001.

5)    Between Self-Determination and Dependency: Jamaica’s Foreign Relations, 1972-1989, The University of the West Indies Press, Kingston 2000.

6)    The End of the “Asian Model”?, (lead) co-editor with Ian Boxill, John Benjamins, Amsterdam/Philadelphia 2000 – (with contributions by Henk Houweling, Philippe Régnier, W.G. Huff, Joe Remenyi, Patrick Mendis, Kanishka Jayasuriya, Pablo Bustelo, Michael Goldsmith, Holger Henke and Ian Boxill).


b) Refereed articles, book chapters, essays etc.:

1)  Seven annual country reports (Bahamas, Barbados, Dominican Republic, Guyana, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Trinidad/Tobago) produced for Freedom House – see http://www.freedomhouse.org/report/freedom-world/freedom-world-2012;

2)  “The United States in the Caribbean,” in: Caribbean Encyclopedia, John Garrigus (ed.), New York: Facts on File – (forthcoming 2009).

3)  “Leo Brouwer,” in: Caribbean Encyclopedia, John Garrigus (ed.), New York: Facts on File – (forthcoming 2009).

4)  “George William Gordon (1820-1865),” in: The Encyclopedia of Emancipation and Abolition in the Trans-Atlantic World, Junius P. Rodriguez (ed.), Armonk: M.E. Sharpe – (forthcoming 2009).

5)  “Constructing Vernacular Culture in the Trans-Caribbean” (with Karl-Heinz Magister), in: Constructing Vernacular Culture in the Trans-Caribbean, Holger Henke and Karl-Heinz Magister (eds.), xv-xxiii. Lanham: Lexington Books 2008.

6)  “‘Who’s not for us is against us’:  The ‘imperial super-meaning’ of the Clinton and Bush II administrations’ policies towards Cuba,” in: Ideaz: An interdisciplinary social science and humanities journal creating an alternative space for alternative expression, Vol.5, (2006), 3-23.

7)  “Brooklyn Babylon”: The Reproduction, Reinvention, and Consumption of Cosmological and Epistemological Space in New York City,” in: CinematoGraphies: Fictional Strategies and Visual Discourses in 1990s’ New York, Günter H. Lenz, Dorothea Löbbermann, and Karl-Heinz Magister (eds.), 161-189. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter (2006).

8)  “‘Responsible for What History Will Make of It’:  The Significance of the End of World War II in the Light of Past and Present Conflicts,” in: Journal for the Study of Peace and Conflict, 2005-2006 issue, 42-52.

9)  “Comparing Recent Migration in the US and Europe,” in: Crossing Over.  Comparing Recent Migration in the United States and Europe, Holger Henke (ed.), 1-19. Lanham: Lexington Books 2005.

10) “British Honduras/Belize,” in: Britain and the Americas: Culture, Politics, and History: A Multidisciplinary Encyclopedia, Will Kaufman & Heidi Slettedahl Macpherson (eds.), 183-185. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO 2005.

11) “Ariel’s Ethos: On the Moral Economy of Caribbean Existence,” in: Cultural Critique, (No.56, Winter 2004), 33-63.

12) “Freedom, Democracy, the State, and Class Constellations in Jamaican and Caribbean Political Culture:  A Reply,” in: Identities: Global Studies in Power and Culture, Vol.11 No.1 (January-March 2004), 113-128 (this is a response to a total of four commentaries on my Identities article in 2001).

13) “Politics and Culture in the Caribbean” (with Fred Reno), in: Modern Political Culture in the Caribbean, Holger Henke and Fred Reno (eds.), xi-xxii. Kingston: The University of the West Indies Press 2003 – (95% authorship).

14) “The Legitimacy of Neo-Liberal Trade Regimes in the Caribbean: Issues of ‘Race,’ Class, and Gender” (with Don D. Marshall), in: Living at the Borderlines: Issues in Caribbean Sovereignty and Development, Cynthia Barrow-Giles and Don D. Marshall (eds.), 118-164. Kingston: Ian Randle Publishers 2003 – (50% authorship).

15) “Relations between the Jewish and Caribbean-American Communities in New York City: Perceptions, Conflict and Cooperation” (with J.A. George Irish), in: Wadabagei: A Journal of the Caribbean and its Diaspora, Vol.4 No.2, (Summer/Fall 2001), 1-50 – (90% authorship);  republished in: Charlotte Graves Patton and Staci Strobl (eds.), Dispute Resolution in Context.  Cross-Cultural and Cross-disciplinary Perspectives, 13-42. New York: John Jay College – CUNY (CUNY Dispute Resolution Consortium – Working Papers Series) 2003;  republished in: Jerome Krase and Ray Hutchison (eds.), Race and Ethnicity in New York City, 193-220. Oxford: Elsevier 2004.

16) DEBATE – Commentary and Contestation: On Violence and the Truth of Narration, in: Identities: Global Studies in Power and Culture, Vol.8 No.3 (September 2001), 411-466:

o                                                        ·         “Freedom Ossified: Political Culture and the Public Use of History in Jamaica,” in: ibid., 413-440;

o                                                        ·         Peggy Antrobus and Nan Peacocke, “‘Yabba Still Empty’: Comments on Holger Henke’s ‘Freedom Ossified: Political Culture and the Public Use of History in Jamaica’ and Don Robotham’s Response to Henke,” in: ibid., 441-450;

o                                                        ·         Don Robotham, “Freedom Ossified or Economic Crisis? A Comment on Holger Henke,” in: ibid., 451-466.

17) “The Asian ‘Model’ in Crisis and the Transferability of Development Experiences” (with Ian Boxill), in: The End of the ‘Asian Model’?, eds. Holger Henke and Ian Boxill, 199-210. Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishers 2000, – (35% authorship).

18) “Stühle-Rücken am Canale Grande. US Militär vor dem Rückzug vom Kanal.” in: blätter des iz3w*, No.242 (January 2000), (Freiburg, Germany; Tel: 0761/74003), 8-9, – (an article about Panama).

19) “A Historical Perspective on Alcohol/Marijuana in Caribbean-American Culture” in: A College-wide Forum on Marijuana and Drinking, eds. Edison Jackson/Kofi Lomotey/Mwalimu J. Shujaa/Eda Harris-Hastick, 11. Brooklyn, NY: Medgar Evers College – CUNY 2000.

20) “Jamaica’s Decision to Pursue a Neoliberal Development Strategy. Re-alignments in the State-Business-Class Triangle,” in: Latin American Perspectives 108, No.5 (Sept. 1999), 7-33.

21) “Between Rocks and a Hard Place: The ‘Shiprider Controversy’ and the Question of Caribbean Sovereignty” in: International Studies, Vol.35 No.4 (Oct. 1998) [Sage Publications], 423-437.

22) “Drugs in the Caribbean: The ‘Shiprider’ Controversy and the Question of Caribbean Sovereignty,” in: European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, No.64 (June 1998), 27-47.

23) “The Granite Pampa:  Some Notes on the Perception of Hemispheric Flows of Migration,” in: Wadabagei.  A Journal of the Caribbean and its Diaspora, Vol.1 No.1 (Winter/Spring 1998), 85-110.

24) “Upholding Democracy?:  Recent political and economic trends in post-intervention Haiti and future prospects,” in: Documentos de Trabajos 29, (ISBN 83-85620-47-8), Centro de Estudios Latinoamericanos (CESLA) at the University of Warsaw, Poland, (1998), 5-15.

25) “Götzendämmerung.  Das Ende der Ära charismatischer Politiker im Süden,” in: blätter des iz3w *, No. 222 (July 1997), 10-11, – (an article about the end of charismatic rulers in the developing world).

26) “The Rise of Industrial Asia and Its Implications for Small Developing Countries: A Perspective from the Caribbean,” in: Australian Journal of International Affairs, Vol.51 No.1 (April 1997), 53-72.

27) Exchange with Merle Jacob (Gothenburg University) on the nature of Caribbean society, in: Social Epistemology, Vol.11 No.1 (Jan.-March 1997), 39-71:

o                                                        ·         Pt. 1: “Towards an ontology of Caribbean existence”, ibid., 39-58;

o                                                        ·         Pt. 2: “Commentary on Merle Jacob’s ‘Constructing cultural identity: the question of Caribbean existence’ ”, ibid., 69-71.

28) “Towards an ontology of Caribbean existence,” republished in: Latin American Issues (Allegheny College), No. 13 (1997), 37-68.

29) “Mapping the ‘Inner Plantation’. A Cultural Exploration of the Origins of Caribbean Local Discourse,” in: Social and Economic Studies, Vol.45 No.4 (December 1996), 51-75.

30) “Haiti: the Intervention and its Implications for the New World Order,” in: Rivista di Studi Politici Internazionali, No.252 (October-December 1996), 545-556.

31) “On the Political Economy of North American Integration:  The Perspective of the Caribbean Countries,” in: Scandinavian Journal of Development Alternatives and Area Studies, Vol.15 No.3&4 (September & December 1996), 117-134.

32) “Mexikos karibische Konkurrenten,” in: blätter des iz3w *, No. 210 (Dec./Jan. 1995/1996), 7, – (an article about economic development in NAFTA).

33) “Health Care Reform and the Caribbean American Community,” (with Seymour Douglas), in: Focus (CUNY) *, Vol.8 No.2 (Summer 1995), 3-4.

34) “Foreign Policy and Dependency: The Case of Jamaica, 1972-1989,” in: Social and Economic Studies, Vol.43 No.1 (March 1994), 181-223.


c) Research papers:

o                                                        1)      “Health care reform and the Caribbean-American community”, (with Seymour Douglas), Caribbean Research Center at Medgar Evers College (CUNY), Brooklyn 1994;

o                                                        2)      “Caribbean-American views about police violence in New York,” Caribbean Research Center at Medgar Evers College (CUNY), Brooklyn 2000;


d) Book reviews:

o                                                        1)      “Caribbean Circuits” by Patricia Pessar (ed.), in: Wadabagei.  A Journal of the Caribbean and its Diaspora, Vol.1 No.2 (Summer/Fall 1998), 141-145.

o                                                        2)      “Caribbean Connections. Moving North” by Catherine A. Sunshine and Keith Q. Warner (eds.), in: Wadabagei. A Journal of the Caribbean and its Diaspora, Vol.2 No.1 (Winter/Spring 1999), 191-194.

o                                                        3)      “Any Time is Trinidad Time. Social Meanings and Temporal Consciousness” by Kevin Birth, in: Wadabagei.  A Journal of the Caribbean and its Diaspora, Vol.4 No.1 (Winter/Spring 2001), 137-141.


e) Interviews and (referred to in) journalistic articles

o                                                        1)      “Jamaica’s International Relations:  Between the West … and the Rest,” in: Jamaica Journal, Vol.34:1-2 (Sept. 2012), p.2-7;

o                                                        2)      “The ‘Caribbean’ in Caribbean Studies:  From Postcolonial to the Everyday,” in: Caribbean Studies Association Newsletter, Vol. 39 No.1, Winter/Spring 2011, p.49-54;

o                                                        3)      “A Look Back to Our Look Forward” – in: Caribbean Studies Association Newsletter, Vol. 39 No.1, Winter/Spring 2011, p.4-8;

o                                                        4)      “Cuba at the Crossroads?”, in: Council on Hemispheric Affairs (COHA), January 24, 2007, Washington (DC) – http://www.coha.org/2007/01/24/cuba-at-the-crossroads/.

o                                                        5)      “Castro’s Twilight,” in: The New York Amsterdam News, (August 17-24, 2006).

o                                                        6)      “Portia Simpson-Miller, Jamaica’s first female prime minister,” in: The New York Amsterdam News, Vol.97 No.15 (April 6-12, 2006), 13 & 34.

o                                                        7)      CarineTV – interview, broadcast on February 14, 2004.

o                                                        8)      Washington Report on the Hemisphere, Vol.20 No.23-24 (Dec./Jan. 2000/01) (full-length interview by Council on Hemispheric Affairs: Washington, DC), 2-3.

o                                                        9)      “Holger Henke speaks about the ‘invisible’ West Indian American” (by Zakia Feracho), in: Caribbean Life (Brooklyn), (February 26, 2002), 36.

o                                                        10)  “Jamaicans bring pieces of home to valley” (by Michelle J. Lee), in: Poughkeepsie Journal, (August 29, 2002).

o                                                        11)  “Grenada – 1983 and 2003,” in: The Kojo Nnamdi Show on WAMU.FM, (October 22, 2003, 1:06 pm), (http://www.wamu.org).


f) Work in progress

o                                                        1)      Modern Political Culture in the Caribbean, updated revision of 2003 edition, currently in negotiation with University of the West Indies Press;

o                                                        2)      Modern Caribbean Thought – A Critical Assessment and Suggestions for the Development of a Theory of Caribbean Everyday Life.

g) Conference presentations

1)   “U.S.-Caribbean Geopolitical Relations:  From Bush to Obama,” 39th Caribbean Studies Association annual conference, Grenada, June 3-7, 2013.

Community service:  Advisory Board Member (responsibility for publications), Caribbean Research Center, Medgar Evers College (CUNY);

President, Caribbean Studies Association, June 2010 – June 2011;

Vice-President, Caribbean Studies Association, June 2009 – June 2010;

Council member, Caribbean Studies Association (editor for the newsletter of the Caribbean Studies Association), May 2002-June 2010;

Editorial Board member, Caribbean Studies Book Series/Lexington Books, November 2003 – 2009.

Manuscript reviewer for Lexington Books, Iberoamericana: Nordic Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Journal of Eastern Caribbean Studies, and International Development Planning Review.

Advisory Board member, Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC), http://www.dloc.com/, 2006 – 2009.

Advisory Board member, Brooklyn College Library “The Caribbean Collection: An Archival Survey of the Records of the Jamaican and Trinidadian Communities of Brooklyn,” (http://library.brooklyn.cuny.edu/records_survey/ Comm_Fact_Sheet.htm), March 2001 – August 2003.

Editorial Board member, Ideaz: An interdisciplinary social science and humanities journal creating an alternative space for alternative expression (ISSN 0799-1401), since Spring 2002 – Spring 2007.

Advisory Board member, Ideaz Institute for Intercultural and Comparative Research (Vienna, Austria), http://www.ideaz-institute.com, since October 2005.

Chair, Caribbean Studies Association “Task Force on Technology,” February 2001-May 2002.

Program Chair, Symposium “History and Future of Caribbean Migration,” Medgar Evers College (CUNY), November 17, 2001.


Grants: Heinrich Böll Foundation, for a joint symposium between Caribbean Studies Association (CSA) and Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, November 16, 2009 – $15,000

Rockefeller Foundation, Fellowship at Institute for Research of the African Diaspora in the Americas and the Caribbean (IRADAC) at The Graduate Center (CUNY), Fall semester 2002 – $17,000

CUNY – Caribbean Exchange Program for field research in Barbados ($1,600) – 2001

The CUNY Dispute Resolution Consortium and William and Flora Hewlitt Foundation for a pilot study “Jewish and Caribbean-American relations in New York City:  Perceptions, Conflict, and Search for Solutions” ($4,000) – 2000.

CUNY, Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs for the development of Wadabagei: A Journal of the Caribbean and its Diaspora ($10,000) – 2000.



John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education, “Academic and Student Affairs Leaders’ Institute:  Partnerships for Promising Practices in Student Success,” Renaissance Asheville Hotel, Asheville (NC), November 29-30, 2012.

Harvard University, Institute for Management and Leadership in Education (MLE) Class of 2014 (June 2014).

Awards and


Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board – U.S.-UK International Education Administrators award (August 2013);

Honorary Citizenship of Jamaica, August 2010;

Caribbean Studies Association, Technology Service Award – May 2002;

Fellow of the Salzburg Seminar (Harvard University) – 1996;

First Prize (University Level), essay competition: Bolívar’s Political Thoughts on Freedom and Democracy, by the Embassy of Venezuela in Jamaica – December 1990.

Membership: Caribbean Studies Association;

American Civil Liberties Union;

University of the West Indies Alumni Association.

Languages: English; German; French (basic reading); Spanish (basic reading); Jamaican Patois.
Technology skills: Windows 98, 2000, XP, Vista, 7 and 8;  MS Office 2010 and 2013; BlackBoard; Moodle; COREL PaintShop ProX4; Wordperfect; EndNote 6; HTML 2.0 and 3.2; Aardvark Pro 2.0;  Flashquiz 2.
Extra-curricular: Playing classical guitar; reading; photography; chess.
International Travel: (Countries visited, not merely transited; * indicates repeat visit/s) Austria*, The Bahamas, Barbados*, Belgium, Belize, Brazil, Canada*, China, Colombia*, Cuba*, Curaçao*, Denmark*, Dominican Republic, France*, Germany (East), Greece*, Grenada, Guadeloupe*, Israel, Italy*, Jamaica*, Morocco*, The Netherlands*, Panama*, Portugal*, Puerto Rico, Spain*, St. Lucia, Sweden, Switzerland*, Trinidad and Tobago*, Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom*, Yugoslavia*
References: Dr. Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith


Fort Valley State University

1005 State University Dr.

Fort Valley, GA 31030


Tel.: 478-825-6315

Email: griffithi@fvsu.edu

Dr. J.A. George Irish

Executive Director

Caribbean Research Center

Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York

1150 Carroll St., Brooklyn, NY 11225


Tel.: 718-270-6082, Fax: 718-270-6917

Email: irishjag519@gmail.com

Anita Waters, Ph.D.

Professor of Sociology/Anthropology

Department of Sociology/Anthropology

Knapp 103E

Denison University

Granville, Ohio 43023


Tel.:  740.587.6572, Fax: 740.587.5676

E-mail: waters@denison.edu

Ian Boxill, Ph.D.

Carlton Alexander Chair in Management Studies

Director, Centre for Tourism & Policy Research

University of the West Indies

Mona, Kingston 7

Jamaica (W.I.)

Tel: 876-970-1467

Email: ian.boxill@uwimona.edu.jm

Dr. Andrew Sobiesuo

Associate Provost

College of Charleston

66 George Street

Charleston, SC 29424


Tel.:  843-953-5537

Email: sobiesuoa@cofc.edu


more referees available upon request