Political science professor Dan Chong has been named faculty director of Rollins’ Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Hub. Beginning in fall 2017, Chong will lead faculty training and development in social innovation pedagogy, research, and curricular and co-curricular partnerships alongside Hub staff director Patrick Odoyo.
Chong teaches courses in international human rights, global development, peace and conflict resolution, and collaborative problem solving. He has led international field study courses focused on human rights and development to Guatemala, the Dominican Republic, South Africa, Tanzania, and the Thai-Burma border. He also serves as the faculty advisor for the Rollins student chapter of Amnesty International and is chair of the College’s Internationalization Committee.
Chong’s first book, Freedom from Poverty: NGOs and Human Rights Praxis, analyzes the methods that NGOs use to advocate for rights to food, housing, and health care. His most recent book, Debating Human Rights, examines major controversies in the field of human rights. He has contributed to journals such as Development and Change, Human Rights Review, and Global Environmental Politics.