David A. Owen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Government, Policy, and Law

David A. Owen, Ph.D.

Contact Information


Office: Fulton House, Room 104
Phone: (717) 871-7484

Office Hours

M: 8:00-8:50 am | 11:00-11:50 am
W: 8:00-8:50 am | 11:00-11:50 am
F: 8:00-8:50 am | 11:00-11:50 am
Comments: Spring 2024 semester.

Spring 2024 Course Offerings:

  • GOVT 251: Introduction to Global Politics (2 sections)
  • GOVT 228: Democracy and It's Challenges
  • INTL 201:  Introduction to International Studies


  • Ph.D., Southern Illinois University
  • M.S., Troy University
  • M.S., Troy University
  • B.S., University of Maryland

Research and Teaching Interests:

  • International Politics
  • Asian Politics
  • Comparative Political Attitudes and Behavior

Selected Publications:

  • Owen, David A. 2021. “Attitudinal Differences Across the Urban-Rural Divide in Myanmar.” The Proceedings Publication of the 9th ICADA, 229-239.  

  • Owen, David A. 2020. “Transnationalism in the Southern Mekong Sub-Region: A Study of the Role of Economic Development.” The Proceedings Publication of the 8th ICADA, 124-132.  

  • Owen, David A. 2019. “A Study of Thai Transnationalism across Time.” The Proceedings Publication of the 7th ICADA, 86-94.

  • Owen, David A. 2018. “An Emerging Transnational Identity in ASEAN: An Empirical Analysis of Regional Attitudes.” The Proceedings Publication of the 6th ICADA, 183-202.

  • Owen, David A. 2016. “Political Clientelism in Thai Provinces: A Novel Empirical Test.” Asian Journal of Comparative Politics, 1(2), 190-214.

  • Owen, David A. 2015. “The Impact of Economic Development on Political Interest across Social Classes in China: Turning the Chinese Dream into a Chinese Reality?” Journal of Chinese Political Science, 20(2), 185-202.

  • Owen, David A. 2014. “Measuring Pro-North Korean Sentiment in South Korea during the Kim Jong-il Era.” Journal of Communist and Post-Communist Studies, 47(2), 171-178.

  • Owen, David A. 2013. "The Impact of Economic Development on Political Development in Authoritarian States: An Initial Study of Political Interest in Chinese Provinces." Asian Politics and Policy, 5(2), 211-225.

  • Owen, David A. 2013. "Conceptualizing Vote-Buying as a Process: An Empirical Study in Thai Provinces" Asian Politics and Policy, 5(2), 249-273.

  • Owen, David A. 2013. "Review of Participation and Empowerment at the Grassroots: Chinese Village Elections in Perspective," by Gunter Schubert and Anna L. Ahlers, Asian Politics and Policy, 5(4), 669-671.

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Legion 
  • American Political Science Association  
  • American Veterans (AMVETS) Life Member 
  • Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association International 
  • Association for Asian Studies 
  • Association for Asian Studies Southeast Regional Conference 
  • Cornell Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies: Southeast Asia Program ListServ 
  • Directory of Japan Specialists (http://japandirectory.socialsciences.hawaii.edu/Assets/Specialists/515232.pdf)  
  • International Studies Association 
  • International Studies Association-South  
  • Mid-Atlantic Region Association for Asian Studies 
  • Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs 
  • Midwest Political Science Association 
  • Northeast Political Science Association 
  • Pennsylvania Political Science Association 
  • Southwestern Political Science Association  
  • Southwestern Social Science Association 
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Life Member 
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post #7294