Jon Taylor, Ph.D.

Department Chair, Associate Dean for Faculty Success, Professor, Political Science and Geography

Jon Taylor



Jon Taylor is a Professor of Political Science and Chair of the Department of Political Science and Geography. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Oklahoma. His areas of academic specialty are in Chinese politics and public policy, Chinese and U.S. urban politics and urbanization, and comparative public sector ethics. His current research focuses on urban development in Western China, China’s national urbanization plan, the Communist Party’s online accountability system, provincial-level public corruption in China, and the role that indigenous Chinese political science plays within the global discipline. As a native Texan, he also has an academic and personal interest in both Texas and San Antonio politics and government. He regularly contributes opinion and analysis pieces to both Chinese and U.S. media.


  • POL 1133 - Texas Politics and Society
  • GLA 5773 / POL 5773 - Foreign Policy Analysis
  • GLA 3783 / POL 3783 - Democracy and World Politics
  • GLA 3563 / POL 3563 - Current Issues in World Politics
  • GLA 4973 / POL 4873 - Seminar in Chinese Foreign Policy
  • GES 3573 / POL 3413 - Urban Planning and Development

Research Interests

  • Chinese politics and public policy
  • Chinese and U.S. urban politics and urbanization
  • Comparative public sector ethics


  • Ph.D., Political Science, University of Oklahoma (1993)
  • M.A., Political Science, University of Oklahoma (1987)
  • B.A., Political Science and History, University of Oklahoma (1983)

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Grants, Patents and Clinical Trials