James Polk

Associate Professor (Teaching) of English Language
Email jamespol@usc.edu Office PSD 106J Office Phone (213) 740-0079


James Polk, Associate Professor of English (teaching) holds an MA and a PhD (magna cum laude) in philosophy from the Freie Universität Berlin. He completed his post-doctoral teaching credentials with distinction in the UK, obtaining a diploma from the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate/Royal Society of Arts. A former examiner for Cambridge Assessments and IELTS, Polk has lived and worked for various lengths of time in Europe, the Middle East, and the Far East. 


Polk is the author of five books and numerous articles and translations in a wide range of disciplines. His current research interests include pragmatics in intercultural communication and global governance institutions.