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Christopher Jespersen, Ph.D.

Title: Dean, College of Arts & Letters
Phone: 706-864-1771

Office: Barnes Hall, 318, Dahlonega
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Dr. Jespersen is Dean of the College of Arts and Letters at the University of North Georgia. He is author of "American Images of China, 1931-1949" (1996), which was published in 2010 in Chinese by Jiangsu People’s Publishing House.  He is editor of "Interviews with George Kennan" (2002) and author of articles in "Diplomatic History" and "Pacific Historical Review", among other journals.

Jespersen focuses on American diplomatic history, especially in East Asia. He has served as a Salzburg Seminar Fellow twice, is an alumni of the East-West Center and the West Point Summer Seminar in Military History, was a recipient of an Organization of American Historians-Japan Association for American Studies Residency in Japan award, and has served in the editorial boards of "Diplomatic History" and "Pacific Historical Review".

In addition to various teaching awards, Jespersen is the university’s only three-time award winner of the Pie-in-the-Face contest, held by Staff Council to raise money for Relay for Life.


  • Ph.D., History, Rutgers University, 1991

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