Christian Etzrodt (Ph.D. in economics, University of Cologne, 2000; Ph.D. in sociology, Ritsumeikan University, 2006) is in the moment professor of sociology at the International College of Liberal Arts, Yamanashi Gakuin University, Japan. He taught previously sociology and economics at Akita International University, Japan. He has published 2 books, 5 chapters in books, 19 articles in journals – several in prestigious international journals (Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie, Zeitschrift für Soziologie, and Human Studies) – and one conference paper. Other social scientists are regularly citing his books and articles. His books are: Menschliches Verhalten: Eine Synthese aus mikroökonomischen und mikrosoziologischen Theorien (Human Behaviour: A Synthesis of Microeconomic and Microsociological Theories, University Press Konstanz, 2001) and the textbook Sozialwissenschaftliche Handlungstheorien: Eine Einführung (Action Theories in the Social Sciences: An Introduction, UTB, 2003). The textbook is widely used in German universities and was cited so far 125 times. His published articles have been on sociological and economic theory, philosophy of science, sociology of globalization, sociology of education, the banking crisis of 2008, and Japanese culture. He has taught in the last 12 years a wide range of courses (altogether over 70 courses so far) in Sociology, Economics and Political Science. He has extensive administrative experiences (including curriculum development, recruiting students and faculty, admission, credit transfer, and advising). He was the Founding Associate Dean of the International College of Liberal Arts.