Javier Morales-Ortiz headshot

Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Connecticut

Javier Morales-Ortiz

Javier Morales-Ortiz headshot Associate Professor

Ph.D., University of Connecticut 

Contact: 

(440) 826-2452, jmorales@bw.edu

Dr. Javier Morales-Ortiz is an associate professor of political science and international studies at Baldwin Wallace University. His areas of expertise include foreign policy analysis, international organization and Latin American politics. Since 2008 he has served as the Language Across the Curriculum coordinator at BW and currently serves as co-director of a Department of Education Title VI UISFL grant. Morales-Ortiz was born and raised in Puerto Rico; he is bilingual.

Supervised Research of Students

“Drug Trafficking as a Transnational Problem: Evaluating Efficiency of United Nations and European Union Programs.” (Independent Study, Fall 2011)

“Regime Stability in Developing Countries, 1991-2009.” (Independent Study, Spring 2011)

“Rights of Nature: A Journey into the Ecuadorian Constitution.” (Faculty- Student Collaborative Program, Spring 2011)

“Social and Political Mobilization of Indigenous Groups in Latin America: A Comparative Study of the Domestic and Structural Conditions for Political Party Formation in Bolivia and Ecuador.” (Independent Study, Fall 2010)

“Sarko l’American ou le Roi Soloil? Evaluating post-Cold War French Mediterranean Relations.” (Independent Study, Spring 2010)

“Public Good Theory and Intellectual Property Rights.” (Independent Study, Spring 2009)

“Sarko l’Americain ou le Roi Soleil? Evaluating post-Cold War French-Mediterranean Relations using the Level of Analysis Approach.” (The Summer Scholars Program, Summer 2009)

“Church and State Relations: The Vatican and Italian Politics.” (Independent Study, Spring 2007)

Conference Presentations with BW Students

"Social and Political Mobilization of Indigenous Groups in Latin America: A Comparative Study of Domestic and Structural Conditions of Political Party Formation in Bolivia and Ecuador" with Rebecca Quinones (BW student). Paper presented at the 69th Annual National Conference of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL (March 31-April 3, 2011).

"Sarko l'American ou le Roi Soleil? Evaluating post-Cold War French-Mediterranean Relations" with Sarah Friedmann (BW student). Paper presented at the 68th Annual National Conference of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL (22-25 April, 2010).

Faculty-led Study Abroad Programs

Faculty Instructor, “Ethnicity and Identity Politics in Ecuador,” a faculty-led immersion experience to Ecuador for students enrolled in the AOL Cohort program at BW at Corporate College East. (Javier Morales-Ortiz and Heather Rule), Baldwin Wallace University, (May 15-22, 2010).

Faculty Instructor, “India in the 21st Century,” a faculty-led immersion experience to India for BW students registered in REL 263I and POL 263I (Ellen Posman and Javier Morales-Ortiz), Baldwin Wallace University, (December 27, 2007 – January 12, 2008).

Professional Activities

Coordinator, Language Across the Curriculum Program, Baldwin Wallace University (2008-present)

Co-Director, U.S. Department of Education Grant, Title VI Program, "Internationalizing the Disciplines: Adding LAC Courses to the Major and Strengthening Chinese Offerings," Baldwin Wallace University (2010-present)

Member, International Studies Intensives Editorial Board, Paradigm Publishers (2011-12)

Member, Spanish Language Advisory Board, Cuyahoga County Board of Elections (2011-12)

Grants

Baldwin Wallace University Gigax Travel Grant, 2007

Baldwin Wallace Summer Grant, 2007