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James F Creagan

Ambassador in Residence Department of Political Science Office Location: AD 430 Phone: (210) 829-3807

Ambassador Creagan was an American diplomat for 25 years. He served in many European and Latin American countries, including Mexico, El Salvador, Peru, Brazil, Portugal, Bolivia and Italy.

He was the U.S. Ambassador to Honduras and the Deputy Ambassador to Italy and the Holy See. He has been a professor of Political Science at the University of the Incarnate Word, St. Mary's University and Texas A&M. He is President Emeritus of John Cabot University in Rome, Italy.

Ambassador Creagan is Political Science Professor at UIW and is a Fellow of the Center of the Americas at UIW.

  • University of Virginia, PhD
  • University of Notre Dame, AB
  • Harvard University, President's Institute
  • Harvard University, Trade Union Program

Teaches and taught International Relations, Government and Political Science in the several universities noted above as well as at Mexico City College and lectures at John Cabot University, Rome.

  • 35 years as U.S. Foreign Service Officer/Diplomat
  • 15+ years as Professor at the several universities noted above
  • 6 years as President of John Cabot University, Rome , Italy.

Speeches at World Affairs Council and Commencement Addresses at Hiram College, and Wesley. "Conversations with the Ambassador" at UIW. Talks with students, professors and the public.

  • American Foreign Service Association
  • San Antonio World Affairs Council (Board member)
  • San Antonio Council for International Visitors (Board Member)

Reading, biking, hiking

  • Designated " Commendatore"(Knight) by President of Italy for U.S. Italian relations
  • Designated Commendatore (Knight) of St. Gregory the Great by Pope John Paul II
  • Globalization
  • International Law
  • Latin American Politics
  • U.S. Latin American Relations
  • International Organizations