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Dr. Timothy HoyeProfessor of Government
Denton, Texas

Voice: 940-898-2137
Fax: 940-898-2130
Office: CFO #609


Timothy Hoye is Professor of Government 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, an introductory course in political science, 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 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.  He is the author of a textbook on modern Japan entitled Japanese Politics: Fixed and Floating Worlds.

Recently he has presented papers at national and regional conferences  in Washington, D.C., Boston, Philadelphia, Albuquerque, Chicago, and Toronto on Japanese novelist Natsume Soseki, Chinese Nobel laureate Gao Xingjian, Japanese political theorist Masao Maruyama, and on race consciousness in Japanese/American relations.  He has also organized and chaired panels at recent annual meetings of the American Political Science Association (Washington D.C. 2010; Toronto 2009; Boston 2008) and the Southwest Political Science Association (Albuquerque 2007).  In 2011 he served as a panel discussant at the APSA conference in Seattle and will serve as discussant again this year at the meeting in New Orleans in September.  Recent publications are on Japanese novelists Osamu Dazai and Natsume Soseki, Supreme Court cases involving the state of Texas, the Reconstruction Governor of Texas E.J. Davis, and political philosopher John H. Hallowell (forthcoming).  For spring, 2013, he will teach at Harlaxton College in England.

Professor Hoye was born in Providence, Rhode Island.  He received his BA and MA degrees in political science from Texas A&M University – Commerce and the PhD in political science from Duke University.  His wife Masako is from Fukuoka, Japan, and recently completed a PhD in linguistics from the University of Colorado, Boulder.  For the academic year 2012-13, she will be a Visiting Professor of Japanese at Middlebury College in Vermont.  They have two children,  Nathaniel and Christopher.  Nathan graduated from Bard College in New York this last May and will teach English in Japan this coming year.  Christopher graduated from Ryan High School, also in May, and will be a Freshman at Denison University in Ohio in the Fall.

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