Dr. Dennis McCornac

LecturerDennis McCornac


Sellinger Hall 411


Dennis C. McCornac is a Lecturer in Economics in the Sellinger School of Business at Loyola University Maryland. His teaching experience includes more than a decade in Japan and eight years in Vietnam where he participated in market economics training and the establishment of a business school at the National Economic University. He has also taught in Doha, Qatar. Dr. McCornac is a former Fulbright Scholar to Vietnam and Freeman Fellow in Asia studies. His current research interests focus on migrant workers in Japan and education in developing countries.

Academic Degrees

Ph D, City University of New York Graduate School 
ME, North Carolina State University 
BS, Shippensburg, State University 

Representative Publications

Assimilating into the Japanese Labour Market - Challenges Faced by Chinese Migrant Construction Industry Workers (with Rong Zang. Electronic Journal of Contemporary Japanese Studies, Volume 17, Issue 2, August 2017.

Wealth Sharing for Success in Vietnam: Fishing for the Net Gain (with Anne Cullen). International Journal of Development Issues, Volume No. 14, Issue No. 1, March 2015.

Challenges for the International Tourism Industry in Japan – An Agent for Economic Recovery and Development (with Rong Zhang). Almatourism-Journal of Tourism, Culture and Territorial Development, Issue No 10, Volume 5, December 2014. 

The Need for Private Universities in Japan to be Agents of Change. (with Rong Zhang). International Journal of Educational Management, Issue No 27, Volume 6, August, 2013.

The Challenge of Corruption in Higher Education: The Case of Vietnam. Asian Education and Development Studies, Volume 1 No. 3, 2012. 

Corruption in Higher Education in Vietnam. In Buying your Way into Heaven: Education and Corruption in International Perspective, Edited by Stephen Heyneman, Rotterdam: Sense Publications, 2009. ISBN-13: 978-908790728.