Glenn R. Fong, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Global Studies and Academic Director of MA and MS Programs
Areas of Expertise: 

Technology, trade and industrial policies of the U.S., Japan and China, Government/business relations, International political economy, International Development


Global Affairs Theory: Power & Principle, Technology Policy & Entrepreneurship

Professional Bio: 

Glenn R. Fong, Ph.D., is an associate professor of global studies at Thunderbird School of Global Management. He is also the academic director of the school’s Master of Arts in Global Affairs and Management and Master of Science in Global Management. He has also served as the area coordinator for Thunderbird’s International Studies and Global Development, the only program of its kind offered by a business school.

His areas of expertise include technology, global trade and industrial policies of the U.S., Japan and China, government and business relations and international political economy. 

Of Chinese-American ancestry, Dr. Fong has contributed a lengthy list of commentaries and monographs for some of the industry’s most respected professional and academic periodicals. Included on the list of his contributions are Business and Politics, Issues in Science and Technology, International Security, International Studies Quarterly, Comparative Politics, and the Journal of Policy Analysis & Management. In 1996, Dr. Fong authored “Export Dependence vs. the New Protectionism: Trade Policy in the Industrial World.”

In his published works, Dr. Fong has explored such global subject areas as the strategic reorientation of U.S. industrial policy, export dependence vs. protectionism, U.S. Pentagon-industry collaboration in technology development, international competition and Japanese industrial policy, and trade policy in the industrial world.

He has earned awards and honors at several institutions, including Thunderbird’s prestigious Hacker Faculty Prize for excellence in research and teaching; Research Fellow in Advanced Japanese Studies, Social Science Research Council and American Council of Learned Societies; Ameritech Research Fellow, University of Illinois Institute of Government and Public Affairs; Peace Studies Research Fellow, Cornell University; Highest Honors in Political Science and Distinction in General Scholarship, University of California, Berkeley.

Prior to joining the Thunderbird faculty in 1992, Dr. Fong, who has lived in the U.S., Japan, Taiwan and China, established an enviable reputation as top consultant to such high-profile clients as the national Academy of Sciences, U.S. Congressional Office of Technology Assessment, Japan Ministry of International Trade and Industry, also IBM Corporation’s e-Business Technology division.

He was an assistant professor at the University of Illinois-Chicago and also a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at Harvard University’s acclaimed Graduate School of Business Administration.

Dr. Fong earned his Ph.D. and his MA in government from Cornell University. He received his BA in political science and development studies from the University of California at Berkeley.