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John P. Tuman is Associate Dean for Faculty, College of Liberal Arts, and Professor of Political Science at UNLV.  He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles, his M.A. in Political Science from the University of Chicago, and his B.A. (with High Honors) in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley. He teaches courses on Comparative Politics and International Relations, with a focus on Latin America, political economy, and foreign policy.  From 2009 to 2018, he served Chair of the Department of Political Science at UNLV.

Professor Tuman is author of Reshaping the North American Automobile Industry: Restructuring, Corporatism and Union Democracy in Mexico (Routledge/Continuum, 2003 [reprint, 2015]), The North American Auto Industry Beyond NAFTA: Productivity and Industrial Relations (Center for Strategic & International Studies, 2000), and Latin American Migrants in the Las Vegas Valley: Civic Engagement and Political Participation (Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 2009).  Tuman is also junior coauthor of Comparative Politics: Nations and Theories in a Changing World (Prentice Hall, 2000). He coedited Transforming the Latin American Automobile Industry: Unions, Workers, and the Politics of Restructuring (M.E. Sharpe, 1998 [Routledge reprint, 2016]), and Voices and Visions: 2008 Proceedings of the Pacific Coast Council on Latin American Studies (Pacific Coast Council on Latin American Studies, 2010). In addition, he has coauthored several research reports on Latinos in Nevada for Brookings Mountain West.

He has published a number of articles in journals such as  Political Research Quarterly, Social Science Quarterly, Growth and Change, Party Politics, Foreign Policy Analysis, Latin American Research Review, Studies in Comparative International Development, International Interactions, International Relations of the Asia Pacific, Public Performance and Management Review, State and Local Government Review, Industrial Relations Journal, Journal of East Asian Studies, Journal of Labor and Society, Latin American Policy, and Global Health Governance.

Professor Tuman is the past president of the Pacific Coast Council of Latin American Studies (PCCLAS) and the International Studies Association-West.  He also served as Chair of the Latin American Studies Program Committee at UNLV from 2002 to 2013.  He continues service of the Executive Committee of PCCLAS, and on the Editorial Board of Global Health Governance.