Han Gyu Lheem, Ph.D. (임한규 / 林翰奎)


Political Science Program Coordinator, Associate Professor

Political Science, Department of Government and History, Fayetteville State University


International Director 

Peacebuilding Institute of East Tennessee (PIET) / WCI

204 Busbee Rd., Knoxville, TN 37920, USA


Adjunct Professor  

World Citizenship Institute for Advanced Studies


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Office Hours for Spring 2014
 Office: TSS 208 E
M.W.F. - 10:30-12pm & 1-1:30pm: T. R. - 12:30-1pm, or by appointment

You may stop by Dr. Lheem’s office during his office hours or email him to schedule an advising appointment.


Spring 2014  
POLI 460 : PE Com 142 democratic contract, syllabus, research assignment
POLI 230-1: SBE 117 - 9:45am democratic contract, world map, syllabus, research assignment, journal entries, presentation, exam guideline, study guide 2
POLI 230-2: SBE 107 - 11:15am democratic contract, world map, syllabus, research assignment, journal entries, presentation, exam guideline, study guide 2


Teaching Interests & Philosophy   

Public Health Disparities and SES Humanities and History of Arts - Paintings and Music

Politics in East, Southeast Asia & Sub-Saharan Africa  

Civilizations, Religions and Politics  

Politics of Development / Democratization

International Political Economy  

Modern Political Philosophy   

Current Issues in World Politics  

Non-Western Political Cultures, Philosophies, and Behaviors

Environmental & Social Movements

Issues and Ideologies in American Politics

American Government and Institutions

International Environmental Politics  

Research Methods & Survey


I believe that academic life should produce responsible and productive citizens, and intellectual excellence must be constructed with growth in matters of individual and social responsibility. Individual responsibility in academia begins with respect for the traditions of higher education. Critical thinking, articulate speech, and simple, direct writing are key aspects of this tradition. And more, I believe that mutual respect among students / faculty and classroom ethics are fundamental components of individual responsibility. Social responsibility connotes the importance of understanding our connectiveness to the world beyond academia. I encourage students to participate in on- and off-campus organizations that foster greater and moral citizen activism in matters of daily life. 

I am also interested in motivating students to stimulate their intellectual curiosity and different view on social / economic / political issues so that they independently frame their own paradigms. I offer students a chance to earn extra credit for letters published in major newspapers. The results, letters published in local daily papers, the U.S.A. Today and the New York Times, demonstrate to the writers of those letters, and their fellow students, that the clear articulation of their ideas can translate in tangible acts of democratic citizenship.