Dr. Clifton W. Pannell is Professor at the University of Georgia. As Professor of Geography, Dr. Pannell teaches human geography, regional courses on East and Southeast Asia, and urbanization in developing countries. His research focuses on the changing economic and urban geography of China. He has taught and conducted research in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and mainland China. Dr. Pannell also serves as Associate Dean of the Franklin College of Arts & Sciences, where he is responsible for international and interdisciplinary programs, and is Director of the Center for Asian Studies.