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Education

  • Ph.D., London School of Economics and Political Science
  • M.S.W., Our Lady of the Lake University
  • M.A., University of Miami (Ohio)
  • B.A., Ohio State University

Courses

  • Causes of War and Sustainable Human Development
  • Ethical Issues in International Relations
  • International Conflict Resolution
  • International Relations Theory

Biography

Larry Hufford, Ph.D., joined St. Mary’s in 1993 as a Professor of Political Science and International Relations. Before St. Mary’s, Hufford taught Political Science and Peace and Justice Studies at Incarnate Word College for 20 years. He previously worked with the United Farm Workers during the Talisman Sugar company strike in 1972 and was a VISTA volunteer in Robstown, Texas, in 1966 and 1967. In 1967 to 1968, Hufford was an Instructor of Government at Texas A&I University in Kingsville.

In past years, Hufford has been invited to lecture at universities in Australia, Hong Kong, Thailand, Bangladesh, Mexico, England, Spain, Taiwan, Vietnam and Sweden. He has served as an official NGO observer for presidential elections in El Salvador, Nicaragua and Guatemala.

He is the past president of the International World Council for Curriculum and Instruction, a Peace Education NGO with B Status in UNESCO, and past president of the Economic and Business Historical Society. In addition to his presidencies, he has held leadership positions in a variety of organizations. He has served as a board member of the Washington, D.C.-based Center for Social and Economic Justice, the Society of Mary Committee for Social Justice and Global Awareness, MERCED Housing of Texas, board member and president of the San Antonio Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Christians for Peace in El Salvador (CRISPAZ), North American Communities: United for Equity (NAC:UE).

Regarding service to the City of San Antonio, Hufford has in the past served as chairperson of the City Land Use and Transportation Committee, appointed to serve on the City Planning Commission (1981-1984), served as chairperson of the research task force for the City Community Revitalization Action Group (CRAG) (1997-1999), and was a member of CRAG II (1999-2001), chairperson of the Alternatives to Violence Issue Team, member of the City Educational Facilities Corporation, City Blue Ribbon Committee on Redistricting, and the City/County Task Force on Tax Abatement Policy. He was appointed by then-Texas Gov. Anne Richards to serve on the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners District IV Review Committee (1994-2000).

Hufford received the St. Mary’s University Alumni Association’s Distinguished Faculty Award in 1997 and 2002, the Marianist Heritage Award (2005), was Danforth Foundation Associate (1977-1983), named a Piper Professor of Texas (1983), Moody Foundation Professor (1988-1990), and was a Visiting Researcher at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University, Sweden (1984-1985).

Community awards Hufford has received include the Douglas Foundation Community Leadership Award (1993), Baha’i Unity of Humanity Award (2012), and the Dialogue Institute Friendship Award (2017).  

Hufford has authored five books and co-authored four. The titles are Educating For A Worldview: Focus on Globalizing Curriculum and Instruction; Educating for Balance: Science Technology and the Human Spirit; Meet the Professor: Essays in Philosophy by Sean Burke; The United States in Central America: An Analysis of the Kissinger Commission Report; D.B.: Reminiscences of D.B. Hardeman; Bridging Two Cultures:  Multidisciplinary Readings in Bilingual Bicultural Education; Sweden’s Power EliteSweden: The Myth of Socialism; Icke-Våld (Nonviolence).

Hufford has authored 31 articles that have appeared in the National Catholic Reporter, Texas Observer, Journal of Peace Research, Journal of Current Research on Peace and Violence, America, Essays in Economic and Business History, Journal of Interdisciplinary Education, Hispanic Outlook, International Journal of Curriculum and Instruction, Revista Espaco Academico (Brazil), Race Today (England).

Opinion pieces have appeared on the editorial pages of the Christian Science Monitor, San Antonio Express News, Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, Cleveland Plain Dealer, The Oregonian, Newsday, Dallas Morning News, Houston Chronicle, Corpus Christi Caller-Times, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Amarillo News-Globe, San Antonio Current, the now-defunct San Antonio Light, Rivard Report and the Baltimore Evening Sun.

From August 1972 through Fall 2019, Hufford presented 89 papers at professional conferences including conferences in Canada, Mexico, Sweden, Hungary, Yugoslavia, Japan, The Netherlands, Egypt, India, Bangladesh, Thailand, Taiwan, the Philippines, Australia, Spain, Vietnam, Israel, West Bank Palestine, Northern Ireland and England.

Hufford has held six photo exhibits illustrating global experiences at Defiance College (Ohio), Augsburg College (Minnesota), Grinnell College (Iowa), St. Mary’s University (Texas), Providence High School (Texas).

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