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Jaro Bilocerkowycz

Associate Professor

Full-Time Faculty

College of Arts and Sciences: Political Science


Email: Jaro Bilocerkowycz
Phone: 937-229-2231
SJH 203
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  • Ph.D., 1983
  • M.A., University of Washington, 1975
  • B.A., Eastern Illinois University, 1973


We live in a deeply interconnected and complex world where it is vital that Americans understand the dynamics and challenges of globalization and can deal with diverse cultures and peoples. Enhanced geographic literacy, knowledge about different regions and global issues and trends, foreign language training and study abroad are key components to being an educated and internationally aware person in the 21st century. Moreover, the better we understand the outside world, the deeper our understanding of America, our institutions, values and culture.

Research interests

  • Post-communist states
  • Russia, Ukraine, and Poland
  • Democratization
  • Human rights
  • Nationalism and ethnic relations
  • Foreign relations

Selected publications

Bilocerkowycz, J. M. (in press), "The Politics of International Recognition of Kosovo." Las Vegas/National Social Science and Technology Conference/National Social Science Association: National Social Science and Technology Conference.

Book: Soviet Ukrainian Dissent: A Study of Political Alienation (Westview Press, 1988).

Review essay: "Focusing on the Ukrainian Famine, 1932-33," Problems of Communism, July-August, 1989.

Contributor on Soviet Marxism: The case of Ivan Dzyuba, A Biographical Dictionary of NeoMarxism (Greenwood Press, 1986).

Numerous articles in World Book Encyclopedia, Encyclopedia Americana, and Encyclopedia of Ukraine.