Jack is passionate about IBEAR and the globalization of the Marshall School. He joined IBEAR in 1984 as Associate Director and founded IBEAR Executive Programs in 1985. With IBEAR Executive Program staff, he designed and delivered approximately 120 international executive programs over 20 years. From 1994 through 2011, he served as Director of IBEAR and then Associate Dean of the IBEAR MBA and the Global Executive MBA in Shanghai (2005-2007).
Jack completed his Ph.D. at Stanford University in Comparative and Japanese Politics. He is a graduate of Lewis & Clark College, which he credits for his interest in Asia and Africa. He first studied in Japan in 1962 as a college freshman and participated in Operation Crossroads Africa in Uganda in 1964. He also served as an intern in the Bureau of Eastern and Southern African Affairs in the Department of State in 1965.
Before coming to USC, Jack taught comparative and Asian politics and then joined the Executive Development Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He currently advises three firms headed by IBEAR alumni and communicates every day with other alumni.