A member of ASU faculty since 1973, he received his B.A. from Willamette University, his M.A. from the University of Hawaii, and his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. Professor Youngblood is the author of Marcos Against the Church: Economic Development and Political Repression in the Philippines (1990) and co-editor of Patterns of Power and Politics in the Philippines: Implications for Development (1994). He has also published articles in journals such as Asian Survey, Asian Affairs: An American Review, Contemporary Southeast Asia, Comparative Political Studies, Australian Outlook, Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars, Pilipinas, and the Journal of Asian and African Studies. His current teaching and research interests are focused on two different aspects of domestic U.S. policy. The first focus is helping freshmen and sophomores understand the need to save and invest early in their working lives and the importance of avoiding some simple investment pitfalls in planning their financial futures. The second focus is on public policy issues associated with health care and examines the question of why the epidemic of heart disease, diabetes, breast cancer, osteoporosis, and prostate cancer in the United States has not resulted in clear preventative guidelines from the government and the medical profession.