Won K. Paik, Ph.D.

Dr. Paik is on sabbatical Fall 2013/Spring 2014.

Dr. Won K. Paik is a Professor and a former Chairperson of the Department of Political Science at Central Michigan University. He received his Ph.D. from Michigan State University and has taught at Central Michigan University since 1987. Professor Paik specializes in international relations, comparative politics, and research methods. He has taught a variety of courses in political science and public administration, including introduction to political science, introduction to political behavior, world politics, political research methods, administrative methodology, international relations, East Asian political systems, and comparative political economy. Professor Paik also has served as an advisor and monitor of numerous graduate theses and integrative projects in political science, public administration, and science of administration.


  • Ph.D., Michigan State University, 1989
  • M.A., Michigan State University, 1984
  • B.A., Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA, 1982

Fields of Specialization

  • International Relations
  • International Political Economy
  • Political Research Methods
  • Comparative Political Systems

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