Assistant Professor & Coordinator of SCAR Program
Office Location: G604
Dr. Roland B. Wilson is at George Mason University Korea as an Assistant Professor, teaching both conflict resolution and global studies courses. He received his PhD from the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, and his undergraduate and graduates degrees in linguistics, Korean and Teaching English as a Second Language from Indiana University.
Dr. Wilson has nearly 30 years of combined military, government and academic experience and has worked and written on a myriad of subjects, including Asia Pacific relations, foreign policy, security, public diplomacy, culture and conflict issues. He also lived in East Asia for more than 20 years and has a professional level ability in Korean.
His current research interests include working to improve foreign policy, diplomacy and conflict issues related to Asia and the Middle East, helping to understand various historical and cultural issues in the greater Asia-Pacific region; and working to build local capacity to peacefully mediate, transform and resolve historical, deep-rooted and protracted conflicts at every level of society.
Most recently, Dr. Wilson has been collaborating on several projects in an effort to increase conflict resolution and peace initiatives and courses in Asia and has been an avid supporter of Asian and American student groups and exchanges. He is also a mediator with the World Mediation Organization. In his spare time, he enjoys playing sports and assisting those in need, including veterans.