James W. Borton, an adjunct professor, has taught writing in the English Department and Marine Science Departments at Coastal Carolina University. He’s presently a faculty associate at the Walker Institute at the University of South Carolina. He’s a contributing foreign correspondent for The Washington Times.
Borton's seminal book Venture Japan: How Growing Companies Worldwide Can Tap into the Japanese Venture Capital Markets, was published by Probus in January 1992. He has edited The Art of Medicine in Metaphors (Copernicus Healthcare) 2013 and most recently edited The South China Sea: Challenges and Promises. He’s past editor of New Asia Review (Greenwood Press) and has been engaged in SE Asia reporting for over 20 years.
Borton holds both a B.A and a M.A with honors in English and American Studies from the University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland and has been a former National Endowment Fellow at Yale University. He has also been an active member of the President's Circle of The Asia Society in New York City and the Foreign Correspondents Club in Hong Kong and Phnom Penh. He’s also a National Fellow of The Explorers Club, an American-based international multidisciplinary professional society dedicated to the advancement of field research.