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Robert Youngblood

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Biography

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.

Publications
  • Youngblood, Robert L. Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) Commission on Social Action, Justice and Peace,Jaime Cardinal Sin, Archbishop of Manila,National Council of Churches in the Philippines and Task Force Detainees Philippines. The Encyclopedia of Modern Christian Politics, forthcoming Greenwood Publishing Group (2006).
  • Youngblood, Robert L. Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines Commission on Social Action, Justice and Peace. Encyclopedia of Modern Christian Politics, eds. Roy P. Domenico and Mark Y. Hanley (2006).
  • Youngblood, Robert L. National Council of Churches in the Philippines. Encyclopedia of Modern Christian Politics, eds. Roy P. Domenico and Mark Y. Hanley (2006).
  • Youngblood, Robert L. Sin, Jaime (1928-2005). Encyclopedia of Modern Christian Politics, eds. Roy P. Domenico and Mark Y. Hanley (2006).
  • Youngblood, Robert L. Task Force Detainees Philippines. Encyclopedia of Modern Christian Politics, eds. Roy P. Domenico and Mark Y. Hanley (2006).
  • Youngblood, Robert L. Douglas MacArthur. Encyclopedia of Modern ASIA (2002).
  • Youngblood, Robert L. Huk Rebellion. Encyclopedia of Modern ASIA (2002).
  • Youngblood, Robert L. Jaime Sin. Encyclopedia of Modern ASIA (2002).
  • Youngblood, Robert L. Sulu Archipelago. Encyclopedia of Modern ASIA (2002).
Presentations
  • Youngblood, Robert. “The Rhetoric Vs. The Reality: Human Rights In The Philippines, 1992-2006”. “Continuing Human Rights Issues in the Philippines” (Jun 2007).
  • Youngblood, Robert. A Preliminary Annotated Bibliography of Philippine Church-State Relations, 1986-2003. 7th International Conference on Philippine Studies (Jun 2004).
Service
  • International Board of Philippine Studies Conferences, A Member of an international advisory board that organizes period internal conferences on Philippine studies (1996 - Present)
  • Departmental Web Master, Faculty Web Consultant (2006 - 2007)
  • Department of Political Science, Advisory Committee (2005 - 2006)
  • Comparative Politics/International Relations Search Committee, Member (2005 - 2005)
  • Tenure and Promotion Committee, Chair (2005 - 2005)
  • Library Committee, Center for Asian Studies, Member (2002 - 2005)
  • Political Science Web Page Manager, Admistered the department's web pages (2005 - 2005)
  • Journal of Politics, Manuscript Reviwer (2005 - 2005)
  • Michael Roskin, Countries and Concepts: Politics, Geography, Culture, Manuscript Evaluation (2005 - 2005)
  • Hands Extended with Love to the Philippines, Gave a Eulogy (2005 - 2005)
  • Political Science Web Page Manager, Web Master (2004 - 2004)
  • Task Force on the Employment Status of Advisors, Member (2004 - 2004)
  • Latin American Politics Search Committee, Member (2003 - 2004)
  • Department of Philosophy Chair Search Committee, Outside Member (2004 - 2004)
  • Advisory Committee, Member (2003)
  • Department of Anthropology Chair Search Committee, Outside Member (2003)
  • Information Technology Search Committee, Member (2003)
  • International Board of Philippine Studies Conferences, Board Member (2003)
  • Political Science Web Page Manager, Web Master (2003)
  • CLAS Information Technology Search Committee, Member (2001 - 2002)
  • Southwest Borderlands Search Committee, Member (2001 - 2002)
  • Academic Chairs and Directors Steering Committee, Member (2000 - 2002)
  • BIS Double Concentration In Organizational Studies Committee, Chair (2000 - 2002)
  • Arizona State University, Department Chair (1998 - 2002)
  • BIS Advisory Committee, Member (1998 - 2002)
  • Associate Dean Search Committee, Member (2001 - 2001)
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean Search Committee, Member (2000 - 2001)
  • Program for Southeast Asia Travel Grant Committee, Member (2000 - 2001)