Bio

Dr Jonathan Spangler currently serves as an Inventory Analyst at NZXT and a Logistics Readiness Officer with the Air Force Reserve. He previously held leadership positions in government, academia, and the private sector as well as working as a professor, researcher, and author in international relations and political science in Taipei before relocating back to the US in 2019. Raised in Colorado, he has lived and worked in six countries in North America, Latin America, and East Asia, including ten years in Taiwan. He holds a PhD in Asia-Pacific Studies (International Relations) from National Chengchi University and is fluent in Chinese (TOCFL Level 5 – Fluent).

He has over fifteen years of experience as an educator, having taught courses in international relations, conflict studies and peace education, public speaking, international development, and other fields. His books, reports, academic articles, and other publications have been widely recognized and used by policymakers, researchers, students, and the media.

He is also an accomplished endurance athlete and mountaineer and has received certifications in mountain search and rescue and wilderness survival. In all of his work and activities, he remains committed to the inclusion of diverse perspectives and aims to make a positive and lasting impact on society.

Research Interests

  • Global political dynamics

  • Indo-Pacific regional security and diplomacy

  • Maritime territorial disputes

  • US–China–Taiwan relations

Curriculum Vitae

CV Jonathan Spangler 202201.pdf

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