Timothy K. Hoye, Ph.D.
Professor of Political Science
Office: CFO 609
Timothy Hoye is Professor of Political Science with specializations in political theory, American politics, and comparative politics with an emphasis on Japan. Among the courses he teaches are American government, modern political thought, politics and literature, ethical issues in global politics, Japanese culture and politics, and the senior seminar in government. His research focuses on the problems and prospects of modern democratic theory and on the literary artist as a political analyst. Grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities have supported research seminars on early democratic theory at Johns Hopkins and Cornell Universities and on Japanese culture and politics at Harvard University. He has taught in the American Studies Program at Hiroshima University in Japan as a Fulbright exchange scholar and at Harlaxton College in the United Kingdom. He is the author of a textbook on modern Japan entitled Japanese Politics: Fixed and Floating Worlds.
In the last four years, he has organized and chaired panels at the Southern Political Science Association annual conventions in San Juan, Puerto Rico (2016), New Orleans (2017, 2018), and Austin (2019). Forthcoming is a proposed panel for the 2020 Southern conference in San Juan. He also presented papers on integral liberalism, the late works of Japanese novelist Natsume Soseki, and, most recently, “Rethinking the Idea of a Republic in the Wake of the Trump Presidency.” Recent publications are on the work of political theorist John H. Hallowell, a review of a book on the the Shikoku temple pilgrimage in Japan, on the composition of the Texas Constitution, on Texas in the U.S. Supreme Court, and on the education clause of the Texas Constitution. He has recently submitted for publication in a book on Asian political thought an essay on Natsume Soseki.
Professor Hoye was born in Providence, Rhode Island. He received the BA and MA in political science from Texas A&M University-Commerce and the PhD in political science from Duke University. His son Nathan is a graduate of Bard College with a degree in literature and the University of North Texas with a Master’s in English as a Second Language. His son Christopher is a graduate of Denison University with a degree in political science and international relations. He is currently in Madison, Wisconsin, working for Epic Systems, a private healthcare software company.
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