Dr. Maorong Jiang is an Associate Professor (tenured) of Political Science and International Relations and Director of the Asian World Center at Creighton University. Born in China, Dr. Jiang began his teaching career at the age of 18, and taught international relations as a regular faculty member in the Department of International Relations at the Military College of International Relations in China. He would begin his graduate studies at the Beijing Foreign Affairs College and complete them in the U.S. at the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a MA in Asian Religions and a Ph.D. in Political Science with a focus in Future Studies.
In addition to having been a military officer and a faculty member at the Military College of International Relations, Dr. Jiang served as a university administrator and government official in Beijing. In early 1990s, he was in the International Visitor Leadership Program of the US Department of State?s Bureau of Educational and Culture Affairs and participated in the East West Center?s Asian Pacific Leadership Program when he was a visiting fellow at the University of Hawaii at Manoa from 1991 to 1993. Dr. Jiang severs as one of the five supervisors in the US Midwest responsible for the Japan Foundation Outreach Initiative Projects at Creighton and the Omaha area for the 2014 to 2016 period. Most recently, he was selected by the Government of Japan to participate in its ?Building a Multi-layered Network of Influential Figures? Program.
Dr. Jiang has been with Creighton University since 2004 teaching both graduate and undergraduate courses in Political Science, International Relations, East-West Studies, Asian Studies and modern Eastern/Western history. He is the founding director of the Asian World Center and serves as the co-director for the East-West Graduate Studies program at Creighton University.
His varied academic training reflects his interests in history, religion, philosophy, diplomacy, international relations and political science. He currently serves as a member of the U.S. Strategic Command Deterrence and Assurance Academic Alliance, member of International Board of Advisory for the India-based Anuvrat Global Organization, member and treasurer of the Governing Council of the Hawaii-based Center for Global Nonkilling, board member of the Omaha Sister Cities Association, and board member of the Nebraska State Council for the Social Studies. He was a founding member of the Board of Compassion Omaha Inc., and served as a board member for the Omaha Community Telecast Inc.