- University of Alaska Anchorage
Professor Paul Dunscomb is the Chair of the Department of History at the University of Alaska Anchorage. His NCTA programs are offered through the Anchorage School District Summer Academy.
Paul worked in broadcast television for several years before beginning graduate studies in history. He lived in Japan for two years while working on his Ph.D. dissertation. While his initial research focused on Japan’s Siberian Intervention, 1918-1922 and Japanese Imperialism his most recent work attempts to bring not only Postwar Japan but events of the last two and a half decades into focus. His current work examines the crisis in Japanese professional baseball of 2004 as a means to understand the nature of change in Japan during the early Heisei period (1989-2009).