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Dr. Brian A. Swanson

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168 Renmin Lu, Xinzheng, Henan, China 451150

Dr. Brian A. Swanson and his wife Mary serve at FHSU's SIAS campus in China.

Juris Doctorate, University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco 2009
B.A., Political Science, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 2005
Supplemental Education:
Harvard University, Chinese History, Online, 2014
University of Cambridge, England 2004

Professional Licenses:

Member of the Bar of California

Courses Taught:

 Business law
 Introduction to Business
 Human Resource Management
 Business Management

Research Interests
 Modern transformation of Chinese business, politics and legal culture
 International scholastic divergences and strategic pedagogical advancement


Swanson, B.A.. Encouraging Critical Thinking Among Chinese University Students: a Study of the Current Situation and Pedagogical Solutions. Walailak Journal of Asian Studies (2016)
Swanson, B.A. & Droege, S. From Firms to Cities: Applying the Resource Based View of the Firm to Qingdao, China. Journal of International Academy for Case Studies. (2016)
• Swanson, M.K. & Swanson, B.A. (publication forthcoming). Determining Expatriate Motivation for Chinese University Employment: a review of one of the largest foreign faculty employers in China. International Journal of Qualitative Research in Services.

Committee Assignments: International Partnerships Committee, Experiential Learning Committee

Dr. Brian A. Swanson and his phenomenal wife Mary are in their 5th year at our Chinese campus at SIAS International University in Henan, China. Brian is passionate about finding new and innovative ways to engage his students and improve their lives both inside and outside the classroom. For recreation, he loves sports, strategic board games, epic television dramas and he has traveled to over 80 countries.



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