Dr. Dennis W. Johnson is professor of political management at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He also has an affiliated faculty appointment with the Sigur Center for Asian Studies at GWU. Dr. Johnson received his undergraduate degree from Carleton College and his masterís and Ph.D. degrees from Duke University. During the 2010-2011 academic year, Dr. Johnson was a Fulbright Distinguished Lecturer in China. He and his wife Pat lived in Guangzhou and Dr. Johnson taught China-U.S. relations and public policy to both graduate and undergraduate students at Jinan University. He was also appointed Visiting Research Fellow at the Guangdong Research Institute for International Strategy. He has traveled widely throughout China giving lectures at several universities and research centers on American-Chinese relations and American politics. He is the author or editor of eight books, and his teaching focuses on global energy and environmental issues. He has a particular interest in the environmental and energy-related challenges facing modern China. His hobbies include Chinese calligraphy and Mandarin language studies.