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Dennis C Oneill

Title: Emeritus Faculty
Office: Old Chemistry Building
Tel: 513-556-9313
Email: oneilldc@ucmail.uc.edu

This academic year was spent teaching the full complement of courses, directing the Asian Studies Program,  serving on and chairing committees and groups for the College and University and researching mulitple disciplines as related to Southeast Asia for the development of a new course.  There was also considerable time spent on semester conversion, including program and course development and review and advising students (including the preparatrion of IAPs).  All of these are covered separately below.

Next academic year, I plan to write a proposal for a BA in Japanese, a proposal for department status for Asian Studies, continue all the service work performed this year and develop ans offer a new course for Political Science (Globalization, offered spring, 2013).  More importantly, I plan to continue my research on Southeast Asia which should result in publications.

Education

  • PhD, University of Cincinnati, 1976 (Economics).

Research Information

Research Interests

This academic year was devoted to preparing a new course and investigating and applying interdisciplinarity.  The course, Seminar on Southeast Asia, is a classic area study with a twist.  Rather than the typical multi-disciplinary approach used in an area study, I created an interdisciplinary social science curriculum, centered around topics (such as Colonial, people and society, urban areas, rural areas, etc).  The course also contains country studies/lectures for each of the eleven countries in the region.  The course will be offered for the first time in Fall, 2012.

Preparing the course required reading a large number of books and articles.  To become truly inteerdisciplinary, it is necessary to integrate the various disciplines (combine major theories, etc.).  In order to do this, I needed to learn about the various disciplines including Anthropology, Geography (physical and human), Political Sciencs and Sociology.  I am familiar with the disciplines of Economics and History as well as Political Economy and Economic Geography.  This added to the number of books I needed to read.

In addition to writing lectures, data mining and presentation was extensive, including many maps and statistical analysis.

The result of this effort included becomming an "expert" on Southeast Asia and a better interdisciplinarian.  More importantly, as I moved through the information, many questions arose for which I found no answers.  This will lead to firther research on the region and publishable papers.  I've begun one project which involves integrating the model of demographic transition with economic development.  I've begun to collect data and build a bibliography.  Most likely, this project will require data on more countries than just Southeast Asia, but most of the data is available in United Nations Data banks.  After this, I plan to attempt to develop an index of ethnic group differences and test the hypothesis that development (social, political and economic) is impacted bt differences in ethinc groups combined with in one state.

Research Support

  • (PI), Oneill, Dennis, Japanese Literature Position Salary Assistance, Japan Foundation. (Ref No.: 23K-5019), $75,823.00. 12-01-2011 to 07-31-2015. Status: Active.

Experience & Service

Service

  • Committee Member, All University Faculty Senate 09-2011 to 06-2012
  • Committee Member, Faculty Senate Cabinet, 09-2011 to 06-2012
  • Committee Chair, Faculty Senate Committee on Committees, 09-2011 to 06-2012
  • Committee Member, International Committee, 09-2011 to 06-2012
  • Consultant, Regional International Advisors to the Provost, 09-2011 to To Present
  • Committee Member, McMicken College of Arts & Sciences Undergraduate Director's Council, 09-2011 to 06-2012
  • Program Director, McMicken College of Arts & Sciences Asian Studies, 07-2011 to To Present
  • Committee Member, McMicken College of Arts & Sciences Curriculum Committee, 09-2011 to To Present
  • Committee Chair, McMicken College of Arts & Sciences Interdisciplinary Committee, 07-2011 to To Present
  • Committee Chair, Department of German Studies Search Committee for New Faculty Member, 01-2012 to 05-2012
  • Elected Member, All-University Faculty Senate, 08-2012 to 04-2013
  • Elected Member, All-University Faculty Senate, 08-2012 to 04-2013
  • Member, Faculty Advisors on Asia, 08-2012 to 04-2013
  • Member, Faculty Advisors on Asia, 08-2012 to 04-2013
  • Member, Undergraduate Directors Council,
  • Member, Undergraduate Directors Council,
  • Member, A&S Curriculum Committee,
  • Member, A&S Curriculum Committee,
  • Faculty Coordinator, Chinese Learning Students 2013 to 2014
  • Member, Faculty Senate, 08-2013 to 07-2014
  • Member, Undergraduate Directors Council, 08-2013 to 07-2014
  • Member, Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, 08-2013 to 07-2014
  • Committee Chair, Department RPT Committee,
  • Member, University Undergraduate General Education Committee, 08-2013 to 07-2014
  • Elected Member, UC International Committee, 08-2013 to 07-2014
  • Member, Asian Strategy Group, 08-2013 to 07-2014

Courses Taught

  • 15-ECON-102 INTRO TO MACROECON
    Level: Undergraduate
    Term: 11U

  • Level: Both
    Term: 11U

  • 15-ASIA-491 SENIOR PROJ ASIA
    Level: Undergraduate
    Term: 11A

  • 15-ECON-542 CONTEMP JAP EC & BU
    Level: Both
    Term: 11A

  • 15-ECON-599 ECONOMICS CAPSTONE
    Term: 11A

  • 15-ASIA-492 SENIOR PROJ ASIA
    Level: Undergraduate
    Term: 12W

  • 15-ECON-599 ECONOMICS CAPSTONE
    Level: Undergraduate
    Term: 12W

  • Level: Undergraduate
    Term: 12W

  • 15-ASIA-550 INTR ASIAN STUDIES
    Level: Both
    Term: 12S

  • 15-ECON-599 ECONOMICS CAPSTONE
    Term: 12S

  • Level: Both
    Term: 12FS

  • Level: Both
    Term: 12FS
    Comments: Added four weeks of class material (lectures, etc.) on Hong Kong and Taiwan to existing Economy of China Class (quarter)
  • Level: Undergraduate
    Term: 12FS

  • Level: Both
    Term: 12FS
    Comments: Supervised research paper
  • Level: Both
    Term: 13SS
    Comments: Added four weeks of class material (lecture, etc.) on Korea to existing course Economy of Japan
  • Level: Both
    Term: 13SS
    Comments: Added four weeks from old Senior Project course.
  • Level: Both
    Term: 13SS
    Comments: Supervised Senior Project
  • Level: Undergraduate
    Term: 14SS

  • Level: Undergraduate
    Term: 14SS

  • Level: Both
    Term: 13SS
    Comments: Student completing senior thesis.
  • Level: Both
    Term: 13FS

  • Level: Undergraduate
    Term: 13FS

  • Level: Both
    Term: 13FS