Lheem, Han

Dr. Han Lheem
Associate Professor, Political Science
Office: Taylor Social Science 208 B
Phone: 910-672-2000
Email: hlheem@uncfsu.edu


Dr. Han Lheem is a faculty of political science. His teaching areas include political cultures / philosophies, international relations / comparative politics, and research foci are philosophy of science, research methods, and political culture with regional specialties in East / Southeast Asia, thematic orientations of democratization / international economic cooperation / environmental policies, and methodological concentrations on historical / cultural and empirical / cross-national analyses. Before this position, he had also taught for three years at the University of Tennessee and served as a research fellow for the World Citizenship Institute for two years.

Teaching Courses

  • POLI 480, Senior Seminar
  • POLI 461, American Political Ideas
  • POLI 460, Political Theory II
  • POLI 450, Political Theory I
  • POLI 431, International Organization
  • POLI 430, International Politics
  • POLI 420, Research Methods in Politics
  • HIPO 440, Modern Ideologies

Research Interests

  • International political economy and sustainability
  • Non-Western political cultures & philosophies
  • Social & political behaviors
  • Democratization and Economic Development
  • National and International Security 


  • Developmental Paradigms and LDCs in the 1980s: Conceptual and Methodological Obstacles to Empirical Verification of Theories, (Lambert, 2010: ISBN 978-3-8383-8701-7)
  • State, Governance, and Environmental Sustainability: A Cross-National Analysis, (Lambert, 2009: ISBN 978-3-8383-1434-1)