Dr. George Ehrhardt



  • 2002 Indiana University, Bloomington IN. Ph.D. in Political Science. Dissertation topic: Japanese and South Korean responses to US negotiations with North Korea. Advisor: Dr. Michael McGinnis. 
  • 1995 Elliot School of International Affairs at the George Washington University, Washington, DC. M.A. in International Affairs. 
  • 1991 Carleton College, Northfield, MN. B.A. cum laude in International Relations 


  • Komeito: Politics and Religion in Japan, forthcoming from University of California, Berkeley Press in November 2014, with Steve Reed and Axel Klein, single-authoring two chapters and coauthoring two more.
  • Research Methods for Political Science and Criminal Justice, Appalachian University Printing Office, 2014, with Yongbeom Hur (3rd ed).
  • “Academic Conservatives and the Contemporary Crisis in Higher Education” New Political Science, Forthcoming in December 2014
  • "The Not-so-Random Drunken Walk." Journal of Statistics Education. Vol 21 n. 2 (July 2013)
  • “Multiple Principals and Administrative Reform in East Asia.” Asian Survey.Vol 49 n. 4 ( July/August 2009) pp. 625-647.
  • “Rethinking the Komeito Voter” Japanese Journal of Political Science. Vol. 10 (2009) no. 1 pp. 1-20.
  • “Beyond the Prisoners' Dilemma: Making Game Theory a Useful Part of Undergraduate International Relations Classes” International Studies Perspectives, vol 9 (2008) no. 1, 57–74
  • “Factional influence on the 2001 Liberal Democratic Party Primary: A Quantitative Analysis.” Japanese Journal of Political Science, vol. 7, n. 1, April 2006. Reprinted in Politics of Modern Japan: Critical Concepts in the Modern Politics of Asia (Routledge, Christopher Hood, ed., 2008)2
  • “The Evolution of United States-Republic of Korea Security Consultation.” Pacific Affairs, vol 77, no. 4, March 2005.
  • “Japanese Engagement with North Korea in the Shadow of Great Power Politics” Journal of Pacific Asia (March 2004)
  • “The 1999 Berlin Accords and Multilateral Engagement with North Korea,” Korean Journal of Defense Analysis, vol. 15, n. 2, Fall 2003.
Title: Associate Professor of Political Science
Department: Department of Government and Justice Studies

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-7910

Office address
351J Anne Belk Hall