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Karl Ho

Karl Ho

Professor of Instruction
GR 3.203
Personal website

Professional Preparation

Ph.D. - Political Science
University of North Texas - 1996
M.S. - Political Science
University of North Texas - 1992

Research Areas

East Asia studies, Political economy, Taiwan elections, Hong Kong politics


COVID and Cognitive Warfare in Taiwan 2023 - Journal Article
Does Loyalty Discourage Exit? Evidence from Post-2020 Hong Kong 2023 - Journal Article
Introduction: Taiwan at a Crossroads 2021 - Book Chapter
Did Covid-19 Kill Trump Politically? The Pandemic and Voting in the 2020 Presidential Election 2021 - Journal Article
Partisan polarization and fragmentation in the taiwanese electorate: EVidence from the 2020 elections 2021 - Book Chapter
Taiwan: Environmental, political and social issues 2021 - Book
The political economy of Taiwan’s regional relations 2020 - Journal Article
Was 2016 a realigning election in Taiwan? 2020 - Journal Article


Best Paper Award - American Political Science Association Conference Group of Taiwan Studies [2022]


Director of Graduate Studies
EPPS Political Science [2021–Present]
Associate Professor of Instruction
UTD School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences [–Present]
Associate Director
UTD Center for Asian Studies [2019–Present]
UTD School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences Academic Computing [2005–2018]
Assistant Dean
UTD School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences [2003–2005]
Senior Lecturer
UTD School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences [2003–Present]
Research Scientist
University of Texas at Dallas [2002–2003]
Adjunct Instructor
University of North Texas [2000–Present]
Adjunct Assistant Professor
University of North Texas [1998–Present]
University of North Texas [1996–2002]

Additional Information

 University of Texas at Dallas 

  •  Knowledge Mining 
  •  Data Visualization
  •  Data Methods (Methods of Data Collection and Production)
  •  Information Management 
  •  Politics and Policy of China 
  •  Political Economy of East Asia 
  •  Southeast Asia Politics 
  •  Introduction to Social Statistics 
  •  Descriptive and Inferential Statistics in the Social Sciences 
 University of North Texas 
  •  PSCI 2300 Study of Politics (1999-2002) 
  •  PADM 5530 Advanced Computer Applications in Public Administration (1997) 
 University of North Texas Health Science Center 
  •  PHPM 5740 Biostatistics: Introduction to Statistical Packages (2000) 
 North Central Texas College 
  •  GOVT2305 American National Government (1996) 
 UNT Computing Center Short Courses (1996-2002): 
  •  R Programming 
  •  SAS Programming
  •  SPSS Programming
  •  S-Plus Programming
  •  Computer Tools for Research and Data Analysis
  •  New Technologies for Survey Research
  •  Mapping Data using SAS and Excel 
Honors and Awards
  •  2018 Taiwan Fellowship
  •  2013 EPPS Outstanding Teaching Comet Award (Mention), University of Texas at Dallas 
  •  2011 EPPS Comet Award, University of Texas at Dallas 
  •  2008 Service Award, University of Texas at Dallas 
  •  2001 Recipient, UNT Staff Contribution Award 
  •  2000 UNT Soaring Eagle Award 
  •  1997 Recipient, Samuel H. Beer Award - Best Dissertation in British Politics Studies, American Political 
  •  Science Association 
  •  1996-97 Recipient of Sam McAlister Best Graduate Student Award, Department of Political Science, 
  •  University of North Texas 
  •  1996-97 Finalist, Best Dissertation Award, University of North Texas 
  •  1991-92 Outstanding International Graduate Student, University of North Texas 
  •  1991-92 International Education Committee Scholarship, University of North Texas 
  •  1991-92 member, PHI BETA DELTA Honor Society for International Scholars, Kappa Chapter. 


Member, American Political Science Association