MAJ Howard Sanborn is currently in his fourth year as assistant
professor of international studies and political science at VMI. A native
of New York, Dr. Sanborn received his B.A. in politics from Washington and Lee
University and both his M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from the University
of Iowa. He has published in a number of prominent journals, including Political
Research Quarterly, European Political Science Review,
, and he has contributed op-eds to the Richmond Times-Dispatch
Dr. Sanborn's research focuses on the development and
support of democratic institutions in East Asia, specifically China and Taiwan.
He has taught courses to VMI cadets in Shanghai, and will be taking
students back to China during Summer 2012.