Mosch to look at North Korea during program at UT Martin
Posted: Wednesday, November 4, 2009 12:15 pm
The Messenger 11.04.09
University of Tennessee at Martin professor emeritus of political science Dr. Ted Mosch will speak at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16 in Watkins Auditorium.
He will provide “A Look at North Korea” as a part of the Academic Speakers Program and his appearance is co-sponsored by Honors Programs and the Department of Accounting, Finance, Economics and Political Science.
The event is free and open to the public.
Originally from Wisconsin, Mosch received a bachelor’s degree in political science from Ripon College, master’s degrees in education and in social work from the University of Wisconsin and a master’s degree and doctorate in political science from the University of Oklahoma.
He came to UT Martin in 1970 and compiled an extensive record of teaching and service through his retirement in 2002 and during his post-retirement teaching at the university until August 2006. During his career, Mosch received almost every major award and honor conferred by the university, several of them more than once. Among his many honors was service as the University of Tennessee National Alumni Distinguished Professor from 1996 to 2002, the UT Martin-Hirosaki University Exchange Professor to Japan (2000), the Coffey Outstanding Teacher Award (2000), the University of Tennessee National Alumni Association Outstanding Teaching Award (1974 and 1990), the Outstanding Advisor Award (2000) and the Excellence in Advising Award (1990 and 1995).
Mosch also performed years of service to the university and its students in a variety of functions, perhaps most notably his long service as pre-law adviser and as UT Martin coordinator for the Tennessee Legislative Internship Program.
He is the author of numerous reviews and presentations and published one book, “The G.I. Bill,” in 1975.
In addition to his service to the university, Mosch served in the U.S. Army and compiled a long and distinguished record in the U.S. Army Reserves, attaining the rank of colonel. He attended the National War College in Washington, D.C., in 1981-82 and taught at the U.S. Army Intelligence Center and School at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., 1983-88. He received several military awards, including the Legion of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the NATO Knight of Jerusalem Award.
An important component in Mosch’s success both in the military and in his teaching career is his extensive international travel and experience in international affairs. His participation in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Reserve Officers Organization provided important experience and travel opportunities. He has attended 10 professional seminars with the Council of International Education Exchanges, including programs in Germany, Turkey, South Africa, Mongolia, China (including Tibet), Taiwan, Chile, Argentina and Vietnam. His exhaustive travel has taken him to some of the most difficult “hot spots” in the world, including several trips to the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe (before and after the collapse of communism), Cuba and, in August 2008, North Korea.
North Korea, professor emeritus of political science Dr. Ted Mosch, University of Tennessee at Martin