Professor of East Asian History at Mid-Michigan Community College
Professor Doyle’s primary focus as a researcher, teacher and scholar has been the Asia-Pacific region. He has lived, studied and worked in Asia, Australia, Europe and North America during his academic career and taught at universities in China, South Korea, Japan and Okinawa.
Dr. Randall Doyle is currently a professor of East Asian and U.S. history and American government at Mid-Michigan Community College. Professor Doyle has recently completed a one-year stint (2011-2012) as a Franklin Fellow. He was assigned to the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) and worked in the Office of East Asia and Pacific Affairs (EAP) at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, DC.
U.S. President Barack Obama initiated this prestigious fellowship program in 2008. Dr. Doyle was recommended for the Franklin Fellows program by U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Kurt Campbell. Dr. Doyle was the 82nd recipient of this award. Prior to his arrival at DRL/EAP, Professor Doyle taught East Asian History, Pacific Rim History, Modern China and American Diplomatic History at Central Michigan University from 2005 to 2011.
During his academic career, Dr. Doyle was selected to be a Visiting Professor at North China University of Technology (Beijing, China), Ocean University (Qingdao, China) and Aichi University (Nagoya, Japan). He taught the following courses at these institutions: American foreign policy, U.S. politics and Chinese law and politics.
In addition, Professor Doyle was also selected to be a Visiting Scholar at the International Center for Chinese Studies (Nagoya, Japan), at International Christian University (Tokyo, Japan), the Institute of Japanese Studies at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (Beijing, China), and at the Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Research Centre at the University of South Australia (Adelaide, Australia).
In 2012, Professor Doyle published his fifth book (co-authored with prominent Chinese scholar Dr. Zhang Boshu), Modern China and the New World: The Reemergence of the Middle Kingdom in the 21st Century
In 2010, Dr. Doyle was chosen to be a board member of Tianwen United Institute (TUI) – a non-profit organization that focuses upon the creation of academic textbooks and educational materials promoting international education within the U.S. and China. The home offices of TUI are in Boston and Beijing.
Dr. Doyle is currently conducting research and is writing his sixth book,”The House of Mirrors in the 21st Century:The Geopolitical Power Shift in the Asia-Pacific Region”. It will primarily analyze and interpret the dramatic power-shift occurring in the Asia-Pacific region. Australia, China and the U.S. will be the primary nations focused upon in this work. However, the future geostrategic roles of Japan, Vietnam, the Philippines, Singapore and India will be addressed as well.
In 2010 and 2011, respectively, Professor Randall Doyle was a finalist for Professor of the Year at Central Michigan University – in the College of Humanities and Social Behavioral Sciences, and by the Faculty for Creative and Innovative Teaching.
In 2009, Professor Doyle published, “The Roots of War in the 21st Century: Geography, Hegemony, and Politics in Asia-Pacific”. It was later nominated for the renowned Lionel Gelber Book Prize which is given to the best academic and literary work concerning international affairs.
In 2008, Dr. Randall Doyle was selected by Marquis Who’s Who in America to be part of their 110th edition.
Ph.D. University of Idaho (1996)
M.A. University of Missouri-Kansas City (1985)
B.S. William Jewell College (1984)
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