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Brian McCormack

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Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 0604
Biography: 

Brian McCormack is Principal Lecturer at Arizona State University in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts.  He teaches core courses in Liberal Studies and Interdisciplinary Studies.  He served as a Member of the Board of Directors of the Association for Interdisciplinary Studies from 2014-2020, and as International Liaison and Director of Sections for much of that time.  In 2014, he founded the ASU Chapter of Alpha Iota Sigma, the national honor society of interdisciplinary studies, and serves as its Faculty Advisor, and Editor of its annual student journal, Interdisciplinary Studies Works.  Two of his courses have been selected as Exemplary Syllabi by the Association for Interdisciplinary Studies.  McCormack began his intellectual life as a scholar of International Relations, in which he worked on the application of critical international relations theory to Indonesian foreign relations, which included published work on international law, economic development, and postcolonial theory.  His recent writing and thinking involves the development of interdisciplinary theory.  Published titles include: “Making Interdisciplinarity Work through Translation and Analogical Thinking,” “The Problem with Problem Solving,” “Naming Interdisciplinarity,” “Interdisciplining Global Thinking,” and “What Color Is the Interdisciplinary?”  In 2018, he spoke as a member of a Keynote Panel on the recently coined concept of “Interdiversities” at the 40th Annual Conference of the Association for Interdisciplinary Studies.

Education: 
  • Ph.D. Political Science, Arizona State University 2000
  • M.A. Political Science, Arizona State University 1993
  • B.A. (Honours) Political Science, Australian National University, Canberra 1991
  • B.S. Political Science, University of Nebraska, Omaha 1989
  • B.A. International Studies, University of Nebraska, Omaha 1989
Spring 2022
Course NumberCourse Title
IDS 302Integration Skills
LST 370Dimensions of Liberal Studies
LST 470Liberal Studies Seminar
Fall 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
IDS 302Integration Skills
LST 370Dimensions of Liberal Studies
LST 470Liberal Studies Seminar
Summer 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
IDS 302Integration Skills
LST 370Dimensions of Liberal Studies
LST 470Liberal Studies Seminar
Spring 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
IDS 302Integration Skills
LST 370Dimensions of Liberal Studies
LST 470Liberal Studies Seminar
Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
IDS 302Integration Skills
LST 370Dimensions of Liberal Studies
Summer 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
IDS 302Integration Skills
LST 370Dimensions of Liberal Studies
LST 470Liberal Studies Seminar
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
IDS 302Integration Skills
LST 470Liberal Studies Seminar
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
IDS 302Integration Skills
LST 370Dimensions of Liberal Studies
Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
BIS 302Interdisciplinary Inquiry
LST 370Dimensions of Liberal Studies
LST 470Liberal Studies Seminar
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
BIS 302Interdisciplinary Inquiry
LST 470Liberal Studies Seminar
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
BIS 302Interdisciplinary Inquiry
BIS 470Liberal Studies Seminar
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
BIS 370Dimensions of Liberal Studies
BIS 470Liberal Studies Seminar
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
BIS 302Interdisciplinary Inquiry
BIS 370Dimensions of Liberal Studies
BIS 470Liberal Studies Seminar
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
BIS 302Interdisciplinary Inquiry
BIS 470Liberal Studies Seminar
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
BIS 301Found of Interdisc Studies
BIS 370Dimensions of Liberal Studies
BIS 470Liberal Studies Seminar
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