Michael K. McDonald
213 Aurora Dr.
Asheville, NC 28805
mkmcdonald [at] wcu.edu
(828) 581-9686



I am currently an instructor in the Department of Political Science & Public Affiars at Western Carolina University, and a doctoral candidate in Government & Politics at the University of Maryland.

My teaching and research focus on International Relations, Comparative Politics, International and Economic Development, International Political Economy, Intellectual Property Rights, US Trade and Foreign Policy, and International Public Health. I also have research interests in the scholarship of teaching and learning.

Please take a moment to visit the links to the left for my Curriculum Vitae and information on my current research projects, my thoughts on teaching, and my experience with civic engagement, experiential learning, living-learning communities, and acadmic advising.