Howard B Tolley , PhD, Columbia University, JD, University of Cincinnati

Professor Emeritus of Political Science Adjunct Professor of Law

Professional Summary

American Arbitration Association, Labor Arbitrator
Ohio State Employment Relations Board (SERB), Roster of Neutrals, Fact Finder, Conciliator


PhD: Columbia University 1971 (Political Science)

JD: University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, 1983 (Law)

Research and Practice Interests

International Human Rights U.S. Constitutional Law

Positions and Work Experience

1971 -1983 Professor of Political Science, Wilberforce University, Wilberforce, Ohio

1983 -1984 Law Clerk, Honorable George Edwards, , US 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, Cincinnati

1984 -2011 Professor of Political Science, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati

Abbreviated Publications

Book Chapter

“Unocal and the Yadana Gas Pipeline Project,” with Anne Lawrence, in David C. Thomas, Readings and Cases in International Management (Sage, 2003), and in Essentials of Global Marketing ed. Subhash Jain, Marsh Publishing, Fall 2006

“The ICJ Considers Genocide: Bosnia v. Yugoslavia” in Lynn Kuzma, Jeffrey Lantis, and John Boehrer, ed. Active Learning in International Studies for the 21st Century Lynn Reiner, 1999

"Interest Group Litigation to Enforce Human Rights: Confronting Judicial Restraint" in Mark P. Gibney ed., World Justice?  U.S. Courts and International Human Rights, Boulder: Westview, 1991.

"Childhood Learning About War and Peace," in S. Renshon, ed. Handbook of Political Socialization, New York: Free Press, 1977.

Encyclopedia Article

Human Rights Encyclopedia Oxford, 2009, David Forsythe, ed.
Convention Against Torture and Monitoring
Dallaire, Romeo
Human Trafficking
International Commission of Jurists (ICJ)
International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda 

International Organization for Migration
Kashmir: Human Rights Dimensions
MacBride, Seán (1904 - 1988)
Rwanda: Genocide
Sen, Amartya (November 3, 1933 - )


The International Commission of Jurists: Global Advocates for Human Rights, . University of Pennsylvania Press, Pennsylvania Studies in Human Rights, 1994.

The United Nations Commission on Human Rights, Boulder: Westview, 1987.

Children and War: Political Socialization to International Conflict, New York: Teachers College Press, 1973. (A book club selection by Library of Contemporary Education and named in American Scholar as one of the foremost university press books of 1973-7

Electronic Journal

Teaching Human Rights Online, and CD-ROM, 2000.  interactive case problems on Bosnia, Rwanda, Burma (Myanmar), and India. Exercise on Kosovo in English, French, and Spanish.  Recognized as the best political science web site for 2001 by the American Political Science Association section on Information Technology

Peer Reviewed Publications

“Unocal and the Yadana Gas Pipeline Project,” with Anne Lawrence, Case Research  Journal, v. 22, #3, Summer 2002.

"Terrorism and Human Rights in India: Teaching Human Rights Online," International Studies Notes  Vol. 24, Number  2, 1999, pp. 39-46.

Software and Database

U.C. Software for Outside Activity Report (OAR) on Collateral Employment and Conflict of Interest



University of Minho, Braga, Portugal, March 17-18, 2005.

Northern Ireland University Galway Human Rights Center, October 20, 2003 .

University of Essex, U.K. Human Rights Center, October 22, 2003.

Danish Center for Human Rights and University of Copenhagen, October 27, 2003.

University of Rejkyavik, Iceland, October 29-30, 2003 .

Diplomatic Academy, University of Vienna, December 12, 2003.

Urios Symposium on Terrorism, Utrecht, Netherlands October 9, 2003.

SIM, Human Rights Research Center, College of Law, Utrecht, December 4, 2003.

Public Administration Program, Leiden, Netherlands, October 16, 2003.

Tilburg Law School, Netherlands, November 10, 2003.

Six USIA sponsored lectures Dec. 5-12, 1998 in Ankara and Istanbul Turkey, on the 50th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights .

Event Organized

Teaching Human Rights Online

Teaching Human Rights Online Mithibai College Mumbai, India. Faculty Development Workshop, January 30-31 2008

Honors and Awards

09-01-2003 -12-30-2003 University of Nijmegen, Netherlands, Fall 2003 Thomas Jefferson Chair in American Social Studies (Fulbright) Fulbright Status:Recipient Level:International Type:Fellowship

03-14-2009 -Bad Format: 20091330 Fulbright Senior Specialist Bilkent University, Ankara Turkey Fulbright Type:Fellowship

2007 Academy of Fellows for Teaching and Learning U.C. inaugural class member, 2007

2005 Gerorge B. Barbour Award U.C. for outstanding service in student faculty relationships


Public Law -- Human Rights, International Law and Organization, U.S. Constitutional Law, Civil Rights and Liberties, Judicial Process